Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:12 pm

Inspirational work as always :D. Amazing how you carve the polystyrene so realistically!
That larger bridge in particular is also very fine - love the distressed look to the wood and the sagging effect 8)

P.S. Nice to see you managed to put Christmas Day to such good use! But a bit horrified to hear about "chopping, throwing away" such splendid work :o

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Mountain » Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:59 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Inspirational work as always :D. Amazing how you carve the polystyrene so realistically!
That larger bridge in particular is also very fine - love the distressed look to the wood and the sagging effect 8)

P.S. Nice to see you managed to put Christmas Day to such good use! But a bit horrified to hear about "chopping, throwing away" such splendid work :o


Doozers from Fraggle Rock used to do that to the lovely structures they would build as they just loved to build and ran out of space if they did not knock down to build some more.

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:02 am

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Inspirational work as always :D. Amazing how you carve the polystyrene so realistically!
That larger bridge in particular is also very fine - love the distressed look to the wood and the sagging effect 8)

P.S. Nice to see you managed to put Christmas Day to such good use! But a bit horrified to hear about "chopping, throwing away" such splendid work :o


Thank you for your kind words, PinkNosedPenguin.
The stone carving is a thousand times easier than it seems and every little kind could do it. The important things are

a) looking with real attention real ones and
b) giving one's hands full true freedom to do it instead of playing director and assuming one 'knows'.

There is something amazing in foam: it's incredibly low -if any- memory-, even worse than my lone brain cell's.
That means one can't get back the untouched material if one stone went wrong.
The good side of it is an ugly shaped stone can always be splet in two or more beautiful ones.
Also, if part of a wall, one or many stones, have gone really unnacceptably wrong, it rales a few seconds to cut off and remove that area and fill it with one or several pieces of same or different foam.
Actually sometimes I do that on purpose: filling with bricks or whatever a spoiled area of stones adds lots of realism to an old wall.
The only true trick is investing in it (or whatever one do) our joy. Without that, even if one invested a lot of money in expensive materials and tools, one is missing the essential.
Actually I like to let my hands play with the materials and tools as they were two little boys full of curiosity, just as my dad used to do with me. That's my most important learning moment every single day.

Regarding the chopping & throwing away,
well, I read your message yesterday several times wanting to give you an honest, clear answer. But got tangled in words and thoughts every time so left it for today hoping to find something else to share than letters soup.
Fortunately Mountain saved me with his brilliant words:



Mountain wrote:Doozers from Fraggle Rock used to do that to the lovely structures they would build as they just loved to build and ran out of space if they did not knock down to build some more.




Mountain: I never heard about Fraggle Rock until you wrote that so jumped into the net and then into Youtube.
BIG THANKS, MAN! :)

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:33 am

You may have noticed that roof tiles are going to be a seripous theme in my modeling.
In principle I am very happy with the method I've found but my nose is pulling me further and made me buy one of these pliers...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llvaYlB01iU&t=3s

It arrived a couple of days ago and the first thing I did was to remove the two part (teflon ?) mold...

ImageIMG_0077 (46) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

It seems a good tool, more than stromng enough for forming aluminium tiles...

ImageIMG_0078 (37) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

Making the male half for a new tile mold I thougt it would be easy: after all cutting the one ofrom the plier I have been using and epoxy it to a solit iron support would work, or turning a cone in the lathe from an iron rod too, but making a female die didn't looked so simple simple.

I thought some time ago about 3D printing a two pieces mold in the hardest printable metal of which Shapeways offer a range... but it is a long time since my Sketchup drawing program became no mor supported and became unusable. At the same time -due to my lone brain cell's diminishing memory function- also some of my skills started to vanish...
So, that option didn't seem doable.
...until two days ago when I managed -still don't know how- to download & install a not so old Sketchup version (2017) that still works fine. I was so happy that it woke up my vanishing skills and I manged to draw this...

ImageIMG_0079 (44) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0080 (40) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0081 (42) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0082 (38) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

It is a simple design and it was approved for printing in steel at the first intent so I ordered it and will arrive by the end of January.

The four small holes doesn't fit the holes in the pliers plates because are not meant for fastening. For fastening I will use first epoxy and once both parts are fast I will dril across the plier's plates new holes for screws.
The four small holes in each half in the drawing are for properly aligning the two parts of the mold until the epoxying is done. Faor that I wil insert four tiny steel rods that will be removed once the epoxy is ready.
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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Nevadablue » Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:13 pm

Nice work Daniel. Those pliers should save a lot of work.

What ever happened to your roof tile molds?

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:38 pm

Nevadablue wrote:Nice work Daniel. Those pliers should save a lot of work.

What ever happened to your roof tile molds?


Thank you, Ken.

The mold for casting roof tiles are still healthy and ready to do but I find so a radical difference roofs made with individual tiles that I'll use the mold only if there are many building to do which would make individual tiles much too boring. (Remember you need twice as much tiles as you see vor every roof.) If a diorama requieres, say, four thousand tiles, that is doable without getting too bored but at five thousand I start to growl; at five thousand I start to blaf (loud) and at six thousand I bite. Hard. Being alone means I should then bite myself so I have the mold to put in my mouth if it gets too dangerous.

It is hard some times to be a modeller! :lol:

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:09 pm

Having Sketchup back brough another good news: by the time the old Sketchup passed away -long time before the hard drive gave up- I was trying to make the drawings for some components I couldn'tmake by hand for building a couple of portable carpentries driven by two locomobiles. I worked hard to make the drawings but time after time they were rejected by Shapeways or accepted bit then say that were unprintable. Also some of the drawings appeared incomplet in Sketchup website. That was what made me let go 3D drawing and therefore 3D printing.
But when I uploaded to Shapeways the drawing for the tile mold I noticed my old drawings looked different.
I gave a look to many of them and they were all complete and except one also printable.
For example this set of wheels and flywheels for the locomobile...

ImageIMG_0083 (43) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0084 (34) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

I couldn't avoid it, I killed Mr. Wallet -twice- and ordered the wheels toguether with the mold.
Shapeways say I will get my order arround 20 January The only one who believes that must be Santa but even if it takes a week or two more it is still great for me.

I noticed there are also some other stuff I had designed for trhe Rowan railcar and other things smiling at me with their now reniewed & complete smiles, but I must wait for ordering until Mr Wallet gets his next life on 20 January . 8) 8) 8)

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Nevadablue » Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:55 pm

Mr. Wallet loses, but Mr. Magoo wins!

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:50 pm

Of course, as usual. :roll:



ImageIMG_0046 (72) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0047 (75) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0048 (62) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0043 (70) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

The jig is made from rests of 3mm white coated MDF and a piece of aluminium Z profile just because that was the first I've found but is working well

ImageIMG_0042 (66) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0053 (69) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0054 (51) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0055 (65) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr


Also the terrain is going a metamorphosis...


ImageIMG_0049 (68) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0050 (66) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0051 (60) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0052 (57) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0041 (72) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr
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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:03 am

As fascinating as ever Daniel - whose fingerprints are those in the last 2 photos?!

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:52 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:As fascinating as ever Daniel - whose fingerprints are those in the last 2 photos?!


Thank you, Ex-Pat.
Good to know you enjoy it.

As with Magrite's "This is not a pipe" that is not two photos and neither a photo of two photos but a photo of twice the same photo juts one up-side down.
The original was this in colour as you can see here in this page of my Flickr in the thirteenth row:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/158027525@N08/page11

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:16 pm

A bit more progress on the diorama but first get acquainted with my other workplace after two days of very quiet modelling sessions...

ImageIMG_0005 (153) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0006 (140) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0007 (138) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

... and now the work...

ImageIMG_0008 (148) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0009 (133) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0010 (138) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0012 (130) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0013 (117) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0014 (101) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0015 (104) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0017 (119) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0018 (113) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0019 (104) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0020 (115) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0021 (104) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0025 (107) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0026 (112) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0027 (113) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0028 (96) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr
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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:43 pm

Last of today's wine



ImageIMG_0034 (92) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0035 (85) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0036 (92) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

... and the beauty of last sunset of this year:

ImageIMG_0032 (94) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Nevadablue » Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:45 pm

I never tire of watching you work Daniel.

I also like the way you organize your workspace in the first pic of the post above that one? I have a similar process. :lol:

Are those giant easter eggs on the stairs and rock wall in that post?

Wow, the stone wall aged quickly.

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Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Postby Daniel » Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:06 pm

Nevadablue wrote:I never tire of watching you work Daniel.

I also like the way you organize your workspace in the first pic of the post above that one? I have a similar process. :lol:

Are those giant easter eggs on the stairs and rock wall in that post?

Wow, the stone wall aged quickly.




Thank you Ken.
You say you 'never tire of watching me work'.

Well, this will sound vain, selfish and shameless but, honestly neither do I.
I mean: of course I often have a kind os simple general sketch somewhere in the mind of what I would like to do, but I know the sketch only works as a kind of provocation that makes 'my' (...) hands rush to let me see they can do it much better than my sketch. So I obey and follow because is a delight to see the hands build things that I do not know, surprise me over and over again... And then I, the clown, come here to speak as if I were the one who created...


Daniel



Well, this will sound vain, selfish and shameless but, honestly neither do I.
I mean: of course I often have a kind os simple general sketch somewhere in the mind of what I would like to do, but I know the sketch only works as a kind of provocation that makes my hand hurry to rush to demonstrate that they can do much better than my sketch. So I obey and it is a delight to see the hands build things that I do not know, surprise me over and over again ... And then I come here to speak as if I were the one who created.



The problem is that every time I look, the work starts giving me orders to do this or that, change this or that, and it also starts whispering about possible new dioramas ...
My new Flickr:
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