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Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Spiders Galore on the Cheap!
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2018, 10:45:44 AM »
I have been lax and not posted for a while. But I have added to my Columns.



http://malcybogaten.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/new-columns-from-cotton-reels-and.html

Hope to do more soon.

Offline Vagabond

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Columns from cotton reels more.
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2018, 11:40:38 AM »
The columns look great, I saw a mixed bag of bobbins on a site and thought they would make good columns but couldn't figure how to texture them so didn't buy them.
If I had seen your imaginative efforts first I would have. Good idea.
Cheers

Offline d phipps

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Columns from cotton reels more.
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2018, 05:09:31 PM »
Excellent idea! THANKS for posting.  :D


Dave
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Offline Panama

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Columns from cotton reels more.
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2018, 06:53:50 PM »
That's very cool  :)

Offline SotF

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Columns from cotton reels more.
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2018, 02:49:49 AM »
The columns look great, I saw a mixed bag of bobbins on a site and thought they would make good columns but couldn't figure how to texture them so didn't buy them.
If I had seen your imaginative efforts first I would have. Good idea.
Cheers

If you want a simple way to do something similar, get some of the wooden spools from the craft shop. Find a good pic that can easily be tiled of a good marble pattern and print off a full sheet of it. Cut it into strips the width of the center section of the spool.

I tend to then use a dowel to stack two of them along with adding a slightly wider wooden base. Paint the entire thing in a stone or metal look you like (I just used gold). When the paint is dry, glue the marble strips over the center flat areas of each spool section with a glue stick. When the glue cures, hit the entire thing with a layer of varnish, then a gloss coat over the marble sections.

They look great for columns

Offline Vagabond

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Columns from cotton reels more.
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2018, 07:07:02 PM »
If you want a simple way to do something similar, get some of the wooden spools from the craft shop. Find a good pic that can easily be tiled of a good marble pattern and print off a full sheet of it. Cut it into strips the width of the center section of the spool.

I tend to then use a dowel to stack two of them along with adding a slightly wider wooden base. Paint the entire thing in a stone or metal look you like (I just used gold). When the paint is dry, glue the marble strips over the center flat areas of each spool section with a glue stick. When the glue cures, hit the entire thing with a layer of varnish, then a gloss coat over the marble sections.

They look great for columns

Hi SotF Sorry I'm being a bit dense here, do you have a photo of what you are suggesting because it sounds like you are getting a good result. I'm not sure that you should post it on here unless MalcyBogaten is OK with that, I don't want to hijack his thread, otherwise you could stick it on one of my game threads.
Cheers

Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Columns from cotton reels more.
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2018, 07:40:58 PM »
I don't mind. But a bit of explanation with pics may help.

My method is fairly simple. After all what you need is a block of wood and labels.

But I like to see other ideas.  :)

Offline SotF

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Columns from cotton reels more.
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2018, 02:15:09 AM »
Hi SotF Sorry I'm being a bit dense here, do you have a photo of what you are suggesting because it sounds like you are getting a good result. I'm not sure that you should post it on here unless MalcyBogaten is OK with that, I don't want to hijack his thread, otherwise you could stick it on one of my game threads.
Cheers
At the moment, I don't. Lent them out to a friend for his D&D game. I'm thinking of making more of them anyway when I have a few days without little kids around that I don't need to keep stuff up and away from them since my work room is about the only one with spaces for their playpens that they sleep in...

Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Bridge and Martial Artist
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2018, 01:04:34 PM »
A new Bridge I am working on. Made from a pin board from Poundland and other bits from the spares box.
And this guy who just turned up!




Many bits from Hornby and some toothpicks. As if you didn't know!



Offline d phipps

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Re: Jaffa bit of a relocation! Bridge and Martial Artist
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2018, 08:21:32 PM »
Always enjoy seeing your cool creations!  :D

 

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