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Postby Dublo » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:28 pm

Hello all
My first castings are in the moulds at the moment. I'm thinking of some low relief Terrace housing to start with and then taking it from there. I'm also thinking this is going to take some time to produce sufficient castings. So this is going to be a long haul project.

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Re: Linka

Postby End2end » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:21 pm

Great stuff Dublo. :) Look forward to seeing your results.
I know what you mean about the time taken to cast multiple castings. I bought doubles of certain moulds to speed up the process.
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Re: Linka

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:02 pm

If you are persevering with the old Linka original powder, it takes ages to set and never really gets very hard. With fresh herculite, you can de-mould in 30 minutes without breaking the fingers. The old green mould tend to stick, making it harder to de-mould and they are quite stiff too. The brown Linka or Scale cast modern silicon is much softer and nothing sticks to it. Don't forget to wash the moulds in slightly soapy water before casting (helps them not stick)
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Re: Linka

Postby Dublo » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:13 am

Thanks for your advice gentlemen. I have ordered some Herculite but I'm awaiting delivery. So I tried some of the original powder. With mixed success. I have an idea forming, for a shelf above Little Weldon. Low relief buildings, street scene and a tram. Shutteling back and forward.

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Postby End2end » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:15 pm

On ebay right now!!!!

2 boxes of Linka - Brick and Stone moulds Absolute BARGAIN.....If you want it you'd better move quick!
£20 + £2.90 pnp OR BEST OFFER!
Blurb states...
"Hi welcome to my auction i have 2 sets of linka moulds great condition with instructions to build castle church railway station and houses some tools and 2 packs of linka plaster of paris get you going"

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/linka-moulds ... 1438.l2649

The powder in the sale will probably be well passed it's best but that's an awfully good price for the moulds! :mrgreen:
If I had money in the modelling kitty I would buy it myself!
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Re: Linka

Postby Dublo » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:50 pm

Hi End2
Thanks for the tip off, it's mine.

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Postby End2end » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:06 pm

Excellent. ;) I just noticed it sold.
Glad it went to a forum member.
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Postby End2end » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:26 pm

Oh one thing I forgot to mention Dublo, and all. Get yourself a long pallette knife like this....
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It's to scrape / smooth over the plaster setting in the moulds after a few minutes to give you flat backs to the tiles resulting in decent interior walls rather than Hornby-esque cave like interiors to the buildings.

I think I paid 20p at a boot sale for mine rather than risk damnation from the domestic dept. So it's an official "Modelling Tool". :lol:
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Re: Linka

Postby End2end » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:44 pm

I just wanted to mention that scalecast also sell on ebay. - https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/scalecastmod ... 7675.l2562

BE ADVISED!!! The prices are cheaper direct from the website but thier ebay account is easier to look at what they have for sale.
https://www.scalecast.co.uk/
Just to reiterate, they make/sell moulds for O, 00, N and 28mm wargaming.

I may have to buy the tudor mould set as I do enjoy wood framed houses :D - https://www.scalecast.co.uk/store/p140/ ... t_1.html#/
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Re: Linka

Postby Dublo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:05 pm

Thanks to End2's sharp eyes my latest purchase arrived today, 9 moulds, 5 stone and 4 brick along with assorted bits and pieces. Plans are now forming for Little Weldon's ruined Abbey. To make way for this the stone circle will have to sold off. Maybe a wealthy American could be found so it can be shipped over there and re-erected in a Desert.

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Re: Linka

Postby Dublo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:35 pm

Hello all
My first project is now starting to take shape. The low relief Terrace housing is looking like a building. Yet to carry out any filling and no roof yet. I plan on modelling up some interiors and to add some lighting.
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My wife has requested a ruined Castle, I think I can incorporate this into Little Weldon on a sub baseboard. Still completely in an idea phase at the moment.

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Re: Linka

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:39 pm

Looking good
I have always had it in mind to make a ruined castle!
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Re: Linka

Postby Mountain » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:56 pm

Very nice. Oh. A ruined castle! Something like Laugharne can be modelled as a lovely backscene setting if done in partial relief.

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Re: Linka

Postby Dublo » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:33 am

Hello all
Laugharne Castle looks amazing, but my thoughts at the moment are looking more in the direction of Corfe Castle. As in the spirit of Little Weldon l shall not be looking to model any particular castle but to create an impression. I shall have to get the tape measure out over the weekend. I have a stash of baseboard material at work just waiting to be cut to size.

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Re: Linka

Postby Mountain » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:38 am

We could have a castle competition for this year? We all make a model castle? :D


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