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councilman

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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #75 on: March 12, 2021, 03:19:25 PM »
Its got to be two other committee members.  ;D
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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2021, 07:48:59 PM »
Its got to be two other committee members.  ;D
But who  ::) ::) ::) ::)
Next job remedial work on the walls.  When I started I decided to make the floor and 4 walls as separate bits of MDF and add the plaster to each, so I could work on them flat. When they had been  painted  have fastened them together but am not happy ( you can find the other 6 dwarfs) - the stones don't match up and it has small gaps at the corners.  Have decided that as I am making balsa roof beams covered with tiles I will make some balsa support beams to go from the floor to the roof  between the walls this is to  hold the roof beams up - that's my excuse anyway. 
If/when I do another castle/middle ages room like this think I will make all the walls and fasten them to the floor section before plastering and painting - more difficult to work on but think it will give a better finish - so now into the loft for the balsa box :) :) :)

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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2021, 08:56:04 PM »
Balsa support beams made, painted and fitted -- next job the roof.

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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2021, 01:28:28 PM »
Excellent Martin.
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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #79 on: March 13, 2021, 02:16:00 PM »
Thanks Chris.
Card roof section made and the internal beams shaped and added to the card.
The 3rd photo is a card basket that had an Easter egg in it for "she who must be obeyed" and she has given it to me  - so will cut out sections to go between the beams and hope it looks like wattle to hold the tiles on top of the roof.

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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2021, 02:40:52 PM »
Looking great. Can't wait to see it with a figure in.
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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #81 on: March 13, 2021, 03:14:37 PM »
Coming along really well.
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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2021, 03:24:56 PM »
Thanks Zak.
First 2 of about lots and lots and lots and lots of different size tiles made to fit the triangular sections of roof -- think they will "do my head in" - hohohoh

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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2021, 06:11:54 PM »
Industrious as ever!

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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2021, 09:43:47 AM »
Thanks Zak.
First 2 of about lots and lots and lots and lots of different size tiles made to fit the triangular sections of roof -- think they will "do my head in" - hohohoh
What about using some kind of round former?
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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2021, 12:38:39 PM »
Have used round brass bar to bend them round but decided they needed a flat section on each side to help glue them down. So bent round bar and then used flat pliers to turn each side up a bit then re-bent round bar.
First row of tiles added - and yes it did my head in - now only another 6,864 tiles to go then the ridge tiles - who's idea was this, oh yes it was mine  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #86 on: March 14, 2021, 12:56:54 PM »
You'll be laying bricks individually - like me - just to complete the madness, HAHEHOHO -they're coming to take me away.
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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #87 on: March 14, 2021, 01:25:30 PM »
Looking good though. Be ready for 2030?
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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #88 on: March 16, 2021, 01:39:55 PM »
Five rows done -- gar gar gar goo goo gooooo.  Will be glad when they are all done BUT it is very therapeutic when doing it.
Sorting out the alchemists robe colour and hair - blue and ginger before you ask.

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Re: The Alchemist of Bempton
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2021, 04:09:53 PM »
Ginger robe and blue hair, fab!