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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, March 16, 2018 7:28 PM

( You might have to "train" it to grasp scale figure's..... and "flail" them around.)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 16, 2018 8:47 PM

littletimmy

( You might have to "train" it to grasp scale figure's..... and "flail" them around.)

 

Ugh. Now I have to train the thing? Why are things always so complicated. Wilted Flower

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, March 16, 2018 8:57 PM

Ah, Durham's.  Was all the rage back in the 90s.  Was cheaper than Celluclay, more widely available, was even adhesive (sort of).  Did not have a smooth texture like celluclay, either, and slightly less porous, if memory serves.

Mind, most of my Durham's experience was packing it around plumbing penetrations in fire-rated walls, and not to recieve static grass or the like Smile

What to make a squid from?  Probably RTV Big Smile

And, I now have a craving for takudan, and there's none decent nearby (and I'm not driving to Houston tonight, either; I really need to see if Kazy's has the pans).

Oh well, there's always grog, one supposes.  Och, ae hae nae rhum--plans gang aglay.

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:03 PM

CapnMac82
And, I now have a craving for takudan, and there's none decent nearby (and I'm not driving to Houston tonight, either; I really need to see if Kazy's has the pans). Oh well, there's always grog, one supposes.  Och, ae hae nae rhum--plans gang aglay.

LOL... Speaking of grog... I am overdue. 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:18 PM

Want to hear a funny story? This is no joke. I actually dreamed this dream last night.

I dreamed that I was emptying an aquarium of water. I think the plan was to move the fish into another tank. So... I am emptying this thing and I realize that I took a bit too much water out There was barely 3 inches of dirty water remaining, and my fish were still in it. So I start taking the fish out one by one into a holding tank. By now, there are several fellers around me that are helping. I grab a second fish and look into the holding tank. What do I see? Someone put a white paper bag in the holding tank. I'm thinking... who is the dumb BEEP. I lift the bag and the bottom is soaked. So I am thinking. If someone was this stupid to put a paper bag into a tank of water--I had better make sure no one put any fish in the bag. I look in the bag and what do I see? Fish! Dagnabbit! 

You draw your own conclusions of this dream. But it sure sounds a bit like this thread. Beer Cheers!

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:48 PM

Bakster
I grab a second fish and look into the holding tank. What do I see? Someone put a white paper bag in the holding tank.

 Dreaming of "Take out"  ???     From Long John Silver's ??? .....

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:53 PM

littletimmy

  

 Dreaming of "Take out"  ???     From Long John Silver's ??? .....

 

Lol.. Yeah. And you are getting it for us. Don't forget the grog. Hey Tim... this just turned 23,000. Do you know my next question?

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, March 16, 2018 10:19 PM

I'm "rummaging" around in the prize box now ..... hold on .....

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, March 16, 2018 10:24 PM

How about a "Catfish" ???

( just trying to keep up with the Aquarium topic ........)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 16, 2018 10:38 PM

Tim....LMAO. Buddy, that is priceless. That is the best prize yet. Thank you!

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:59 PM

I want an old-fashioned sou'Louisiana bug boil something fierce, but, it's still too early in the season. <gggrrrrr>

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 12:06 AM

CapnMac82

I want an old-fashioned sou'Louisiana bug boil something fierce, but, it's still too early in the season. <gggrrrrr>

 

Okay Capn, enlighten me.  What is a bug boil?

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 12:52 PM

Today I tested applying the TP/PVA layer onto my Sculptamold test swatch. In this test I wanted to observe two things:

1. How well will the TP reduce the roughness of the Sculptamold?

2. How well will I be able to tamp down the edges where the TP layers meet?

As for point 1: It does greatly reduce the roughness. The formula that I am following calls for 4 layers of paper. I decided to make it 5 layers because of how thin my paper is. Maybe, I need to add more. I will probably test that on the other side of the swatch. I'd like to see just how far I can go with it and to what outcome.

As it is right now... I think that I can live with it. Adding paint and clear will smooth things even more. I will try adding another dose of thinned PVA too. I will wait for todays work to dry before I do.

As for point 2: This issue is something that I was greatly disappointed with on my last go. You may recall that in that process I tried not to flatten the paper down. The reason was that I was able to get more interesting patterns by randomly soaking the layers, and, to let the paper do its own thing. I did not have a wave layer beneath the paper as I am doing now. The problem I had encountered is raised joins at each paper connection. THAT--was a problem. It was very visible. Using acrylic gel I tried to blend things, with only moderate success. I was not able to completely get rid of them. This was a lesson learned.

So--from what I observed today, I don't think that I will have this problem again. Though I have not actually tested butting the paper together--I observed the edges disappear when tamped down. I'll make sure of this when I do the other side. I didn't do it today because I wanted to give you a visual of before and after.

Lastly--a strong tempest blew in recently causing the seascape to veer off into another direction. The storm was of such magnitude that it was assigned its own name. That name is none other than, Maxie. 

Oh yes, Max. This boondoggle is on you. LOL. You are gonna get your squid. Or at least, that is the plan until something stops me. Not only will this be a fun thing to do--but--it solves a problem regarding the bow light. It was really bugging me that I had to settle  on burying the light underneath the wave layer.

What I hope to do is this. The menacing squid will wrap one of its tentacles around the hull, and by its sheer weight... pulls the stern down, and the bow goes up. This will raise the bow light above the waterline. It will be a challenge to make it look believable.

Boondoggle# 2 is about be served! I hope you all like squid. I don't have a taste for it. LOL. Yes

 

 

 

  

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 18, 2018 4:31 PM

Yay! Your'e on a roll! Big Smile  Seriously, (and this is real hard to do), there are model squids availible that I saw being discussed somewhere, which would spare you from digging through all that calimari looking for the perfect specimen to cast. Just sayin'.

Maxie----This is fun! BTW, try those squid fried with an extra cold Corona mit der lime.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 4:40 PM

Bakster
What is a bug boil?

An essential part of Spring in bayou country.

Let's see if this works:

Maybe:  https://www.facebook.com/southernboyzoutdoors/videos/1124329744285143/

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:12 PM

Capn... I think that the link worked but I don't have a Facebook account. I am probably one of the few people left in this world still holding out.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:34 PM

PS: I need someone to proof my posts. Too many errors. Henceforth, please look the other way when it happens. But, don't stop reading. With Stupid

"Don't look at me Jerry. I'm hideous." 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:41 PM

Bakster
Capn... I think that the link worked but I don't have a Facebook account. I am probably one of the few people left in this world still holding out.

I dont have a Facebook account either......   what am I suppose to do with 2,000,000 "Like's" ?

Dont worry about your post's.

Me spel good how.... punctuation "Pretty" ... OOOOOOO......

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:36 PM

littletimmy

 I dont have a Facebook account either......    

Yea! That makes two people left. 

Yes

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:53 PM

I've gone to the Dark Side..........

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 9:58 PM

CapnMac82

I'm on face book , but it won't let me in , is it a freshwater cray cook .

 

 
Bakster
What is a bug boil?

 

An essential part of Spring in bayou country.

Let's see if this works:

Maybe:  https://www.facebook.com/southernboyzoutdoors/videos/1124329744285143/

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 11:12 PM

Ah... very good Steve. When the Capn said a bug boil... I had conjured up images of southern fried cockroaches. Cray sounds much better.

Thanks you two.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 11:15 PM

Hodakamax

I've gone to the Dark Side..........

 

That is okay Max. Facebook is not an unpardonable sin. 

Angel

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:19 PM

TP TEST PART 2

To the left of the black line are 12 sheets of TP. To the right are 5 sheets. You guys can judge for yourselves what you think is better. I am leaning to the 5 layers. There is one thing for sure about the 12 layers side that I don't like. There is an odd effect happening with this paper where it is creating wrinkles. Much of that is not intentional. And with each successive sheet the problem seems to compound. It may not be all that noticeable in the image, but in the right lighting, it is very noticeable. I suspect it has to do with this John Wayne paper being so thin and such. So--I have 1 more test that I will run. I will try finding a thicker brand of TP and see how that works. The trick is finding one that does not have patterns in the paper. That is not so easy. I had a heck of a time when I tried last.

Anyway-- this is not that big an issue. I think the 5 sheet side is acceptable, worst case. But, as long as I am testing, why not try it.

Btw. Smoothing out Sculptamold seems to work. I laid a new test swatch layer as before and I waited about 15 minutes for it to set a bit. I then dunked my index finger in water and began to rub the surface of the clay. It smooths easily. I am letting that dry before I call it a success. I will post an image with my next update.

Sculptamold is neat stuff. Bakster is giving it a thumbs up. Yes

That's all for now.

 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:18 PM

Bakster
To the left of the black line are 12 sheets of TP. To the right are 5 sheets. You guys can judge for yourselves what you think is better.

Man, this sound's like a TV commercial from the 50's.  L O L 

Bakster
The trick is finding one that does not have patterns in the paper.

Scott brand TP has no texture to it,... but it's "Thin" so might not work. ( but it's the TP of choice for throwing at "The Rocky Horror Picture Show. )

4 out of 5 Indian's surveyed " DONT"  chose John Wayne TP.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:38 PM

How can I run a serious TP investigation in the midst of heckler comedians like LT. I am trying to run a TP investigation here! DANG IT! TP investigators get no respect.

Lol. You are a hoot sir!

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:01 PM

mate , I found this on a sub water dio , don't know if i'm helping or hindering but here it is anyway

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkG2BG93jn4

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:08 PM

steve5

mate , I found this on a sub water dio , don't know if i'm helping or hindering but here it is anyway

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkG2BG93jn4

 

 

Steve... you spoiled my surprise. Just kidding. Yes, that is the process that I am following. You found it.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:11 PM

PS: It is a great instructional video. The guy is really talented. If you search under his name you will find some of his other creations. There is some cool stuff.

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:32 PM

Bakster
How can I run a serious TP investigation in the midst of heckler comedians like LT. I am trying to run a TP investigation here! DANG IT! TP investigators get no respect.

 Ooops  ! .. Sorry ... didnt know anybody was in there ... didnt mean to "burst in" ...

Had a look at the video Steve5 posted. That's the way to do it.

I have used Woodland Scenic's water product's in the past, but never could get them to look right for anything other than a small creek.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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