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Yes, I too look forward to your tutorial.  That's a great idea and now I am planning to create mounting rests for my VOC ship "Surabaya" with crocodiles and sharks.  Why? Because the name Surabaya is a combination of the Sura = crocodile and buaya + shark in the Indonesian language.  Thanks for the idea.

 

Cheers,

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Thank you Mark, Druxey and Piet for your feedback and support, I appreciate your words a lot.

 

I have just started making rear support, it is much more difficult than I have expected, but step by step I will manage it. Here are first pics from process, you can also see there all my tools I use for modelling sculptures from clay ( except the main ones - my hands of course....). The dolphin supports will be stylized according to period models from museums.

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BTW, I love dolphins and I have had an opportunity to cuddle and swim with them several times. I will never forget such amazing enjoyment.

 

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Best regards

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Thank you Druxey and Francis.

Oh yes, sea is my "second home" and I feel very happy there. It is possible that my ancestors were sailors or pirates, because it has attracted me  to the sea and ships from my childhood.😄

 

And here is almost finished one side of the rear pedestal:

 

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Well, even this is quite possible, cause i'm a very good swimmer and enjoy diving.😎

 

And here is a pedestal after hardening (in the oven at a temperature of about 130 ° C). I will create back side with reinforcement tomorrow and bring more pics from process.

 

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Wow, Doris, those stands look fabulous! You built those so quickly, with such great craftsmanship and artistic vision. I am very impressed!

I am also inspired to do something like that when I eventually get to that stage with my project.

 

Mark

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I am glad to hear that your accident has healed. Pray tell what is the boat that you are on? The dolphin pedestals will be fun to watch develop. the furniture in the great cabin is amazing.

 

Happy new year Doris to you and you Husband.

 

michael 

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Fantastic work Doris...just amazing.  It is extremely clear you are a master sculptor as well as a ship modeler.

I was reading up on another friends build and he used *Sculptamold* for his moldings....is your material similar?  And the question did come up about shrinkage...have you notice any in your carvings after you bake them?

Third question....are you simply creating a putty mold of the original and casting more to form the other 3 sides you will need...or will you be going old school and creating each individually?

 

Rob 

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Dear friends,
I am very grateful for your comments and support and do appreciate it a lot. 

On 1/13/2019 at 10:18 PM, albert said:

Great beautiful work Doris.

 

Your praise means a lot for me, dear Albert, thank you very much.

On 1/13/2019 at 10:32 PM, Bob Cleek said:

Thanks so much for sharing your amazing work! Keep it coming!

 

(The MSW Forum "Swimsuit Edition" photos aren't bad, either!) :D

You are welcome.

And BTW, will you also take part in that Swimsuit Edition on MSW?😎

 

On 1/13/2019 at 10:47 PM, druxey said:

Lovely! I guess that the material does not shrink significantly in large pieces when baked, then.

You are right, this kind of modeling clay does not change when baked at all. This is one of its advantages I like.

 

22 hours ago, SJSoane said:

Wow, Doris, those stands look fabulous! You built those so quickly, with such great craftsmanship and artistic vision. I am very impressed!

I am also inspired to do something like that when I eventually get to that stage with my project.

 

Mark

I am very honored and pleased you find inspiration in my work. I am also looking forward to your gorgeous work and great craftsmanship.

 

 

21 hours ago, ShipWrong said:

the symmetry of your stand is a whole level of Mastery on their own 

 

In fact it was quite difficult to achieve a good symmetry. Some parts I had to make again or correct.

 

21 hours ago, michael mott said:

I am glad to hear that your accident has healed. Pray tell what is the boat that you are on? The dolphin pedestals will be fun to watch develop. the furniture in the great cabin is amazing.

 

Happy new year Doris to you and you Husband.

 

michael 

Thank you dear Michael, and also the best to you and your family.  

That was a small tourist boat on which we sailed to watch dolphins and sunset on vacation.

Here are some pics:

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=570#p2136552

 

9 hours ago, rwiederrich said:

Fantastic work Doris...just amazing.  It is extremely clear you are a master sculptor as well as a ship modeler.

I was reading up on another friends build and he used *Sculptamold* for his moldings....is your material similar?  And the question did come up about shrinkage...have you notice any in your carvings after you bake them?

Third question....are you simply creating a putty mold of the original and casting more to form the other 3 sides you will need...or will you be going old school and creating each individually?

 

Rob 

Thank you Rob, I am pleased you like my work.

Well, I do not have experience with "Sculptamold" so cannot compare. The clay I use is made in our country. It is called "modelit"or "modurit".

 

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The clay does not change during hardening at all. Only its white colour gets tan  - depending on temperature and length of baking.

All my sculptures are created individually, I prefer unique results. In addition, the front and rear pedestals are different in the shape. The front one is lower.

 

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I have already finished rear pedestal and here are some pics from process and final result. So enjoy them.

 

Making back side, reinforcement added:

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Before hardening:

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After baking in the oven (temperature 120-130°C, baked about 40 minutes):

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The pedestal (still warm) during final shaping according to the hull planking:

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The final result after gilding - I used TS-21 Gold Tamiya spray.

 

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I just recently joined this site and when I came across this build I was stunned.  The number of skills and techniques you've mastered is amazing.  You've opened my eyes to a new way of modeling.  I'm going to enjoy going back through this entire build and absorbing every detail.  Your ability to work with foil and make it look just like wood is incredible.  Your work is inspirational.  Thank you so much for sharing your build.

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I wonder if you've ever considered using this or another similar sculpted plastic pedestal, perhaps designed to accommodate pads of various sizes on the dolphins' tails so as to fit a variety of models, fore and aft, as a pattern for brass or bronze castings? I'm guessing their relatively small size would make them suitable for lost-wax casting patterns. Here in the US, at least, there are foundries that can turn out small sculptural castings for quite reasonable prices (usually based on the weight of the metal poured) if a pattern is provided. I'll bet such cast metal bases would be a profitable sideline internet mail-order business if one were so inclined. 

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Thank you dear friends, I appreciate your feedback a lot. I am pleased you enjoy the pics and shots from process.

 

To Bob Cleek: Well, I have some offers of cooperation from model producers, so it is possible that my sculptures and various accessories will be also available for modellers. Meanwhile, there are two main problems - all my sculptures and ornaments are adapted on the specific model and a scale I make. And it is also time-consuming a lot and nobody in our country is able to pay adequately for such hand work. For example I spent 15 hours creating this pedestal. 

 

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The surface was covered with velvet at the points of contact with the model to prevent abrasion and achieve better stabilize. The model is already stable enough on this single rear pedestal so it was safe to throw out the auxiliary supports from the center.

 

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L.H. : Thank you for your praise and comment. Yes, that´s a good question - the source and a part of el. cables will be hidden behind nameplate. The rest of elektrical cables will be placed under the keel, there are not usually much visible also on my previous models.

 

Kind regards

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