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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2013, 04:50:14 AM »

Yep...seems the boy is thick as a brick....and sometimes a few short of a full palette.
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2013, 11:07:14 AM »

Bloody hell , I only made one small typing error and they are jumping all over me . Gawd help me if I make a proper mistake .
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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2013, 01:19:21 PM »

Well, wherever they come from, those cement blocks look good.
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2013, 10:00:43 AM »

I ordered some molds from Diorama Debris; does anyone in the States know where I can get Iron Powder? They won’t ship it into the states
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2013, 11:18:37 AM »

I could send you several pounds of swarf from my brake lathe.
Wonder if that would work???
Its all cast iron......
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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2013, 01:13:16 PM »

I guess I could get my file out? What about the liquid stuff you paint on as a base coat for painted on rust you think that would work, if i added it to th plaster? Or what about fine steel wool?
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 01:41:03 PM »

Are these new moulds available already ?
I can't seem to find them om their site.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2013, 01:50:14 PM »

Gil,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atomized-Steel-Powder-95-Pure-Iron-By-The-Ounce-/321079581251?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac1d59a43

Or look under casting & mould suppliers sure most of them stock it as its a pretty common product used in casting
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2013, 03:16:34 PM »

I ordered some molds from Diorama Debris; does anyone in the States know where I can get Iron Powder? They won’t ship it into the states
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Everything but Iron here:
http://www.smooth-on.com/Urethane-Plastic-a/c5_1119_1211/index.html

and doesn't look good here either:
http://www.alumilite.com/ProdDetail.cfm?Category=Support%20Products&Name=Alumilite%20Metallic%20Powder
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2013, 03:33:37 PM »

Are these new moulds available already ?
I can't seem to find them om their site.  Roll Eyes

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Marc

  No , they are not available yet . As I said , they are still in the development stage at the moment . They will appear on the front page of their website when they are ready to buy . Normally they send me a sample or two to try out . I have not received one yet .

   I will keep you posted .

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« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2013, 10:59:59 AM »

Two test moulds for concrete blocks arrived in the post today , so I shall be experimenting with them later this evening .

  DO NOT expect them on the market in the short term as they aren't happy with them yet and need to keep trialling them .

 1/16th scale concrete paving slabs , anyone ? Complete with anti-slip dimples . See photos .

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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2013, 12:09:54 PM »

Thanks for the update, Nick. As I look at their product line (and I must admit it's pretty cool) I wonder how the heck they can make any money! -- Russ

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« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2013, 12:18:01 PM »

1/16th scale concrete paving slabs , anyone ? Complete with anti-slip dimples . See photos .
... REALLY nice ... and matching scale too ... increasing interest over here ...  Cool

Is there any development of 1/16th scale brick moulds already going on or intended in future ... ?

EDIT: Just had a look at their website ... slab mould and brick mould seem already available ..?
http://www.dioramadebris.co.uk/116-scale-moulds-2-c.asp

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« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2013, 01:20:54 PM »

I have been sent by Louise at Diorama Direct a photo of a section of concrete block wall made from a new mould being developed by them and she is asking for any comments . Good or bad .

  At the moment the main issue is trying to make the blocks "idiot proof " so that they can be laid with all the mortar joints being the same . The obvious solution would be to have spacers incorporated , similar to their 1/35th scale Flemmish brick strips , but this might prove to be tricky owing to the thinness of the block walls . She asked if they should do away with the holes in the blocks and have them all being solid , to which I replied " no way , Jose "  that is the main appeal , to me , of the blocks in the first place . My best suggestion is to have the majority of the blocks being cast solid with spacer lugs and a proportion being cast hollow without the spacers . This would mean that anyone who wants to show the top of the wall can just lay one course of hollow blocks on top of the rest which are solid .

   The blocks were cast with a very dry plaster mixture . To rather good effect . Well , I think so .

   Does anyone have a better suggestion , or other comments ? The blocks will be 1/35th scale .

  Nick

If you think about it they actually look like an upside down Lego brick.  Could they not have lugs on the underside to lock them together?

Just a thought.

Jim
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