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Scratch Build – In Progress NEXT OF "QIN", The Eternal Army

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by abbas-it, 30 Aug 2020.

  1. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    Coming Soon, 221-206BC

    Once again I am delving into the history books for this one.
    I simply love doing this.
    This one is dedicated to the "QIN" Dynasty and the Terracotta Army which was found in 1974.
    Much much more to come...
    The sketches are just the first rough ideas.
    Details, details and many more dteials, all true to the theme and handmade as usual! Thats the promise. processed.jpeg processed.jpeg processed2.jpeg
     
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    Pretty interesting Idea ! I´m curious how it will turn out. Do you plan to bake the clay?
     
  3. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    @Yargen, yes sir, thats the idea. so it will be made in segments so that they fit in the standard oven. i have to make do with the oven i have.
    of course they are going to look kinda wethered too as if they were, as they were really, buried for over two millenia. 1.jpg
     
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    more woodworking pls:naughty::naughty:
     
  5. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    oh their will be a lot of wood,, but mostly cladded or oin clay look. lets see what happens next
     
  6. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    so it all starts humbly. a prop for modelling the warrior head 1599124280396.JPEG 1599124280851.JPEG 1599124282372.JPEG
     
  7. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    this weekend is gonna be my first tests with clay. am curious how well i manage to model it. first time. but thats always the case isnt it. we modders alway just do it without thinking of whether we can. i love this sh..... :)
     
  8. Yargen

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    Yeah but by going there and doing it you are teaching yourself and learning new skills if everyone just said „I wonder how it is done“ no one would do anything Good Luck with the clay
     
  9. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    So, Clay is inda house, this is gonna be a busy weekend. :)
    am really curious how much weight the clay will lose when its dry. if you think that this is in this state over 12 kilos already.
    I mean, without the hardware and water and pther components and wood etc..

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    Ah, a Boesner Customer as well :p Can´t go in there, always loose a fortune. They have a big store in Nuremberg on the way to my work:nono:
     
  11. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    @Yargen. Hey u r a Nürnberger. Lived there frim 89 till 2016. Am a Berliner now but Nürnberg is my retreat when I need a break. Beautiful town.
    Yes Boesner in Berlin is dangerous for me too.
     
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  12. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    hi guys, so its time to get the first face on this one.
    the front figure head.
    today i modelled clay for the first time and realised i have the wrong clay. i dont have an oven thatn heat to 900-1200 degress.
    so i will have to change plans a bit. have ordered the right clay for the other parts. air dry clay.
    just have tp see how i can salvage thios head too now.

    when some of the water is dryed out a bit then i will work on th details. tomorrow probably

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    here is a little time lapse video showing how i made it
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    i have decided to use the head i made as a negative. i cannot bake it in my oven so i will dunk it in silicone and make a mold, which i will further make molds of paster of paris.
    the head is hard but brittle and i dont want it to break. the other option would be to go and have it baked somewhere at a pottery, but the next one i could find is 30 miles away so i will change my plans a bit.
    MAYBE! lets see
     
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    That´s unfortunate, I was really looking forward to real clay, but I was fearing that it wouldn´t be possible. But the Head turned out really well, I liked the video as well :)
     
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    Well, it is real clay of course but it just isn't baked. Have bought som air dry clay too to try out on the weekend.
     
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  18. Yargen

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    Yeah, maybe I was unclear since English is not my main language I really like the idea of a Casemod with pottery and the clay changes when it gets burned, so I was really curious how it would look and which challenges it would provide.
    A mold is interesting as well, but not quite the same
    Keep up the great work
     
  19. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    The. Kiln is the only hurdle.
    But like in all mods the look I want to achieve is the greatest concern. Have to get the look right. Like my IRON MAIDEN was made of wood n worbla, but fooled many into thinking it'd been cast from iron.
     
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    so. here we go again. i managed to make a mold of silicone and fill it with plaster of paris. i made the first test which is not bad at all.
    will make a few more and a video too. 1600621999156.JPEG 1600622000067.JPEG 1600621994710.JPEG 1600621996900.JPEG 1600621999156.JPEG 1600621986576.JPEG 1600621987137.JPEG 1600621988135.JPEG 1600621995906.JPEG 1600621997958.JPEG
     

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