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    Updates to my Fortress/Playset Album

    Im working on the inside...
    By the way... I know the sides are flipped from what we are used to... it was just easier to work on it like this... there is no hinge. The Fortress is two seperate halves.



    Check out the rest of album :

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...p?albumid=1134

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    That is a really cool idea. I had never thought of that. You just gave me some ideas! Very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iron_pride View Post
    That is a really cool idea. I had never htought of that. You just gave me some ideas! Very cool.
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    gave me some ideas to for the interior to my grayskull! I love this! thanks man! and great work!!
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    I'll be glad to help with any input or questions you have... post some pics of yours so maybe I can get some ideas from you... only fair

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    Testing the trap door.



    Works good... just need to soften the landing.
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    If I may ask, what did you use to sculpt that?

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    a razor... then a chisel to open up the gaps. I used a hook razor more for shaping and cutting the foam...then stuck a chisel, about the same size as the slits and just rocked it back and forth and it makes a nice gap.

    NOTE: The towers are scored in the shape of square bricks only to assist with the clay getting a firmer hold... the final product will have the traditional field-stone pattern.
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    I will, but fair warning, right now it looks like a pile of garbage. needs some shaping up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dude View Post
    a razor... then a chisel to open up the gaps. I used a hook razor more for shaping and cutting the foam...then stuck a chisel, about the same size as the slits and just rocked it back and forth and it makes a nice gap.
    Foam? Wow, I figured it would be clay of some sort. What kind of foam did you get that looks that good?

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    8' X 4' foam insulation sheets you get at Lowes or Home Depot... 2 sheets of 1 inch and 1 sheet of 2 inch... I wanted it to be light. I think it's around $15 for the 1" and about $24 for the 2" sheet...
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    Adding Cellu-clay to the Tin-foil arch tunnel. I am blown away by this stuff... I was worried about how to apply it but now that the seal is broken, it won't be long till this is done.
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    Thanks for sharing and I think I I could afford that if its that cheap. I think I might try that with my figures and some other figures I want to do something else with.
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    I plan on coating the plastic shelving with masking tape(because the clay sticks to the tape better than directly to the plastic shelving)... then celluclay... the whole thing will appear as rock.

    I don't recommend dollar store masking tape because they went cheap with the adhesive... I will update this later on how much I used.
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    Your project castle is really cool!
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    Thanks PrinceAdam... I need fabric dye to continue so I can change the color of the celluclay while keeping its texture so it doesnt look painted... the clay appears gray or like rock in its raw state... the dye will make it look like greenish blue cement instead of a painted rock.


    Well I put a lot of work into a chandelier that melted when i tried baking the sculpey... so that was wasted time and i will not try agin... just too much effort for little payoff.

    Okay... I changed my mind and will try again ONLY because I have a better idea
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    Starting on the door... I am worried that clay will break and foam won't look good so I am going to try and use wood and metal on the door... except for the crest, not sure how I'm gonna do that yet.



    And yes... a car ran over my foam board when it fell out of the back of my truck on the way home from Lowe's. It's my life.
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    Glueing the towers together today...

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    cool pics that thing should look awsome when it's in full gray green color makes me wanna work on the inside of mine someday I mean who doesn't want a working trap door?
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    Holy crap!!! That looks amazing!!!! WOW!!!! Awesome work my friend. AWESOME I SAY!!!!!!

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    That's looking fantastic.

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    Thanks for the nice comments!
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    Sir, this is the BEST thread I've read through in a LOOOONG time. I love looking at the WIP pics and reading the updates (I am saddened when chandeliers melt and boards are run over).

    I MUST know more about this CELLU-CLAY.....I have been making a "JUngle Snake Mountain" (based on the prototype in the Powers/Honor Foundation book), and started making stones with epoxy and then moved to a cheaper alternative (Crayola air-drying clay) that I'm not 100% happy with. I like it, but this cellu-clay sounds better. Must know more!

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    Celluclay is awesome... it is a ground up fiber/powder that has an adhesive agent that is activated with water... "just add water"...

    it looks like cement when dry... and if it doesn't look right you can spray it with a water bottle and reshape it again.

    a 5 lb. bag costs $25 at Michaels... but they have smaller bags available, too.

    A tip... cover any plastic surface with masking tape first... the clay will stick to the plastic but will stick MUCH better to the tape than directly to the plastic. The clay sticks great to the foamboard by itself.

    Use sugar free cool aid (cheap and effective) to color it and keep its cement-looking texture.

    and... I have a plan for the chandelier... I will try again!

    Try using tin-foil as a "filler" it's cheap and can be easily shaped into a rough skeleton or core of what you are making... then cover it with a thin layer of Celluclay or sculpy... (celluclay for things like stones... sculpy for more detailed stuff).
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