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Author Topic: BSC2019 Vanvlak Spongeabobia Quadripantsia  (Read 2659 times)

Offline von Lucky

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Re: BSC2019 Vanvlak Spongeabobia Quadripantsia
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2019, 01:04:45 PM »
Starting to come together.
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Offline Vanvlak

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Re: BSC2019 Vanvlak Spongeabobia Quadripantsia
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2019, 01:19:59 PM »
Starting to come together.

Sort of.
I decided to put some sort of topping to each of the sponges. These were originally ideas I had for the largest one - in my initial plans the smaller ones were to be unadorned. But as I couldn't really decide I used all ideas (well, 3 out of 5) and reduced two of these in size to fit the smaller of the sponges.
Here is the full set:



The largest has something I had undercoated for a different project which was never completed -  a water tower. In this case it's ... a water tower! These sponges tend to pump brackish water from their native territory upwards and filter it, and if tapped produce fresh water - the local dwellers have taken advantage of this and construct tanks on the larger ones, to collect water for the dry season. This one has fallen fould to the ravages of time. And it seems the society which constructed this had access to technology of sorts, judging by its construction...

The middle-sized sponge has a bird cage - this too is damaged and has a broken bar:



Needs a bit more work, but the glue needs to dry first. It also needs some guano from its erstwhile prisoner.
I left both this and the spherical tank unglued for painting.

The tank is an old, broken float from a water tank float valve, topped with a (scaled down!) barrel and a bucket. Another barrel will be abandoned by the side of the sponge.
The cage consists of two wooden hexagonal bases, bits of cocktail sticks and another bucket.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: BSC2019 Vanvlak Spongeabobia Quadripantsia
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2019, 09:08:04 AM »
Gone off in an interesting direction - I like it.

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: BSC2019 Vanvlak Spongeabobia Quadripantsia
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2019, 01:43:58 PM »
Er - I think I'm done...!
I have to paint the groves before undercoating (don't ask  lol), and the rest is flock and a bit of mossy stuff, so I cannot show more pics!

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Re: BSC2019 Vanvlak Spongeabobia Quadripantsia
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2019, 04:51:12 PM »
Deadline is getting too close for comfort!  :o