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Author Topic: Daftest Africa!  (Read 29415 times)

Offline has.been

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Re: Daftest Africa!
« Reply #420 on: May 27, 2022, 06:23:38 AM »
Oooh that does look pretty.

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Re: Daftest Africa!
« Reply #421 on: May 27, 2022, 03:04:06 PM »
I agree, looks pretty, but how long do the blooms last?  I have to do some small scrub trees ( I have eight small wire armatures I can use)  - may be an idea…

Meanwhile, first latex going on the tree…..



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Re: Daftest Africa!
« Reply #422 on: May 27, 2022, 09:00:42 PM »
I have seen others use Latex Rubber in a similar fashion my worry would be its longevity - does this rubber not disintegrate after a few years?

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Re: Daftest Africa!
« Reply #423 on: May 27, 2022, 09:13:49 PM »
Not noticed that yet mate….I need to put another layer on it.   I don’t jumble them up in storage so that protects them a bit I suppose., plus there will be a few layers of paint on it.

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Re: Daftest Africa!
« Reply #424 on: May 27, 2022, 09:58:21 PM »
Seeing the bottle of WS Latex Rubber reminded me of an experiment I did this week.
I recently bought some sea foam to add as branches on trees and the best way of protecting them seems to be dipping them in liquid latex (Geek Gaming video). Every type I looked at was costly but my local game store had had the WS Latex Rubber on sale so I bought that.

As you show, it is quite thick but I poured some into a tub, added water, mixed it up and dipped some sea foam. It works but requires around 3 coats before one can handle it without breakage.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2022, 10:58:51 PM by Mindenbrush »
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Re: Daftest Africa!
« Reply #425 on: May 27, 2022, 10:38:48 PM »
Hmmm…good idea.   This bottle is about five years old and I think thicker than it should be….

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Daftest Africa!
« Reply #426 on: May 28, 2022, 01:48:22 AM »
The flowers actually remain a fair while, as I remember (I've been living away from my native country for many years).
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Re: Daftest Africa! - Giraffes
« Reply #427 on: May 28, 2022, 12:46:15 PM »
Hmmm..worth thinking about perhaps.

Meanwhile, a pair of giraffes….one Northstar, and it’s young / sibling being Ral Partha.


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Re: Daftest Africa! - Giraffes
« Reply #428 on: May 28, 2022, 04:04:25 PM »
Those are lovely - think you got the pattern spot on...

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Re: Daftest Africa! - Giraffes
« Reply #429 on: May 28, 2022, 04:54:47 PM »
Nice looking giraffes!  They do indeed look "spot on".  Literally...
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Re: Daftest Africa! - Giraffes
« Reply #430 on: May 28, 2022, 06:54:35 PM »
Great job on the giraffes David.
Did you paint the 'bricks' over a 'mortar' base coat, OR
paint the 'mortar' over a 'brick' base coat?

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Re: Daftest Africa! - Giraffes
« Reply #431 on: May 28, 2022, 07:06:41 PM »
Very well done giraffes.

Offline Digits

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Re: Daftest Africa! - Giraffes
« Reply #432 on: May 28, 2022, 07:58:47 PM »
Great job on the giraffes David.
Did you paint the 'bricks' over a 'mortar' base coat, OR
paint the 'mortar' over a 'brick' base coat?

Definitely brick over mortar as you need to lighten the mortar the lower you go down the animal first….the patches are easy to do…if a little laborious.   Plus as you need to vary the sizes in the right places, it’s easier to paint on patches.

Cheers guys.

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Re: Daftest Africa! - Giraffes
« Reply #433 on: May 28, 2022, 09:00:10 PM »
If you're doing any more I'd definitely be interested in seeing some stage shots.

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Re: Daftest Africa! - Giraffes
« Reply #434 on: May 29, 2022, 12:54:45 AM »
Lovely! Absolutely lovely!
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