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    The only thing that I continue to mull over is the color. Maybe consider a darker shade of green? Some comparison:










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    I do agree about the colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eterniandreams View Post
    I do agree about the colour.
    Same for me.. ...

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    Darker green definitely!! I always imagined the castle as being dark stone covered with lichens and a verdigris of mosses.
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    While Personally I'd prefer a Darker Green, that green kinda matches the Vintage Castle's green!
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    it is good!
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    the photos don't really show EXACTLY how it is. we have a pretty hard light on the fortress. in person its a little darker, and honestly REALLY matches the original. what you see in other peoples customs is a dark, even BLACK dry brushing, which we won't be doing. toys don't come that way. no offense to other customizers, by the way the above castle looks great, good job, but i don't understand when people just swipe black over a figure, thats not how they come on the shelves, and doest read like shadow, it looks more like it was in an oil spill.
    example...

    the good news is, anyone else can do that later. we want to let the sculpt speak for itself, rather than just filling it with black.

    but again, like i said, the photos don't really do the color justice, its quite different, and i don't think anyone will eb disappointed seeing it in person. TRUST ME. haha
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    here is an old photo of it in natural light, showing the color a little better, before we covered it in rubber.



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    some other older ones ( note the bridge is unpainted. ) we didn't post these because we thought it was poor lighting, and they are somewhat out of focus, but again, for color purposes they are more accurate.



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    Sweet!
    You are right, these pictures do the colour more justice.
    Cant wait for the finished product, man!

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    Yep..those new photos do make the green look better I like!!
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    Those photos are great! This is really coming together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Dan View Post
    Those photos are great! This is really coming together!
    Thanks man. Yeah we're loving it. We're in the midst of seeking out a studio space to do the casting in. The resin won't cure out in the cold, and it's about 20 degrees here and windy. Maine is a terrible terrible state. Haha
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    I couldn't imagine doing something that epic! That is so amazing and you should feel very proud of what you have done. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

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    Hi,
    Any news or updates after tge holidays?

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eterniandreams View Post
    Hi,
    Any news or updates after tge holidays?

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    I talked to Ben the other day on FB, he is trying to track down a place to mold these things, its so cold where he is living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fball13z View Post
    I talked to Ben the other day on FB, he is trying to track down a place to mold these things, its so cold where he is living.
    I can imagine, I know my friend Marty (THEGODBEAST here on the org) has to do all his casting indoors during the winter and he works specifically on smaller scale 3-5" action figure types. So doing this mammoth beast of a cast/mold is probably highly dependent on it being warm/good conditions for outside or a lot of free space with ventilation inside.
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    Hey guys,

    I figure we owe you guys a little heads up on progress. Space is indeed the issue right now. As it's been said, our resin doesn't kick unless it's about 60 degrees, and the stuff is too vaporous to use indoors. So that has been a ******. Good news is Ben and I have planned out a temporary studio space so that we can pump out the first several casts this winter. I've started renovating an unused spaced in the back of my apartment building into an insulated/vented workshop. It will be a small space given the size of the Fortress, but it's just what we need until April or so when we can begin working in the open air again. Expect more frequent updates soon, now that this renovation project is underway.

    My GF has some new (well, new oldish) pics of both of us working on the Fortress. They give a great impression of the scale of this thing, and it's cool to have both creators in the same shot. One of us will post those soon.

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    cool thanks for the info. being in AZ it's hard to remember not everyone is in the 80's like we are this time of year lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Sorceress View Post
    cool thanks for the info. being in AZ it's hard to remember not everyone is in the 80's like we are this time of year lol
    yeah it has been crazy cold here, around 20 degrees, sometimes colder. the resin literally does nothing at this temp. its like trying to cast with water, except that might go quicker because the water would freeze, haha.

    while the forums were down i posted a photo to Facebook showing ben (outforjustice) working on the fortress, prepping it for the mold. it really shows the epic scale!



    for those of you who sent me PM's ill be getting back to you soon. thanks!

    so where in the he-man is everyone? always clamoring for updates and pics and thennnnn... crickets...
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    I figure I annoy you enough as it is lol, You know Im dying to see this thing finished!
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    yeah thats true. haha noooooooo i appreciate the occasional enthusiastic annoyance.
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    Is Ben (outforjustice) sporting a Billy Ray Cyrus , Achy Breaky Heart Era Mullet ?

    In all seriousness , looking good

    What will the over all height of the castle be in inches ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenlon View Post
    Is Ben (outforjustice) sporting a Billy Ray Cyrus , Achy Breaky Heart Era Mullet ?

    In all seriousness , looking good

    What will the over all height of the castle be in inches ?
    kind of! he rocked it well though.

    i believe the height we measured was 38 inches high, and with the flag, add 12 inches, so 48. the base footprint was something like 2 and a half feet by 2 feet i think. its big.
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