Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Trollface » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:38 am

Thanks for the ideas. Here is a preview of what I meant, I need to finish cutting windows, gluing, scribing and adding the window dressing. The of course painting. Another week or so.

Here is a front view.
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Diagonal
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And from the side
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All pieces here will have windows, but I am doing a few without. Not sure this is the best approach. As oldent suggested, tabs might be better. The deep walls may not be very playable. Will have to test, How about a lich haunting the temple. :mrgreen:
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Oldent » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:10 am

I think the double height peaces will be the best solution. I learned a lot about using foam in large models a few years back working on some large LOTR models.


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First don't use white beaded foam.

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Stand the foam on end. It is often a better solution than the more traditional stacking.

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You can save a lot of time by texturing the foam. This was the first time I tried engraving the foam. This is also the first time I used the hammer texturing technique with foam.

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Combination Hammer and heat.

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Foam can be textured with rollers,stamps hammers,rocks wire brushes pens and razors. Don't forget solvents,like nail polish, and/or heat.

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With a decent hot wire cutter I would suggest some 1/2" by 6" by 8" tabbed wallsand some spacers for doors
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Trollface » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:48 am

Ha!, I knew oldent would be in here posting cool pictures.

@Oldent, yes I have a proxxon foam cutter. It's pretty sweet, I don't have time to build my own foam cutter right now, too many other projects.

@Zenako, yes it is really not efficient to build pieces DF already makes, but when yer desperate....
I am working on some 2 story window mods that fit in DoD double doors. I'll post those soon. I am also trying to figure out how to add height extensions to normal pieces. So far I have not figured anything out that does not involve drilling holes. I may just make double height wall pieces and corners out of foam. I want to make throne rooms and temples.

I still have bones 4, KS 6 and rampage stuff coming, not in a good bargaining position on the spending front, just have to lie low right now and see if I can't beg a little something from KS 7. My sweetie knows me too well, have to keep control.

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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by William » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:00 pm

Oldent wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:15 pm
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Custom jail cells.
Note I add a red brick to the magnetic walls so I can find them.
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Great idea. I've done the bottom of my CBS walls with color coding.
But this done on a standard looking wall with magnetic insert is a nice quick reference from above.

I also love that tight little jail cell room. ;)
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Oldent » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:15 pm

I made a deal with William so I have enough tab walls. As I wait for the next batch to arrive.I created some 3 by 3 inch floor tiles. I also realized I need some 1/2 inch wall tabs.

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I will finish them all at once and dry brush all the tiles at the same time.

I think I am going to use the red lava wash on all of the grotesque to match the red columns.

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This is a 3 by 3 inch dragon lock tile.

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Custom jail cells.
Note I add a red brick to the magnetic walls so I can find them.

Foam used for water project
http://www.hirstarts.com/cavern/watercavern.html
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by zenako » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:54 am

Nicely done and I KNOW I would not have the patience to make "normal" corners and walls like you are doing. Something special, like your diagonal with window, that could be something I would consider, or some special alter or feature of a location.

Surely the household comptroller much be aware that DF acquisitions are more like putting money into CD's. Almost certain to hold their value and be able to unload (in theory - and that is the hard part, convincing the powers that be that you could actually sell off stuff) in the future.

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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Oldent » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:53 am

The foam parts turned out well :!:

What did you use for the base? I have been using thin plastic card.

some ideas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR11TiT7ZIs&t=42s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL5e0tzu9Uk&t=110s

Do you have a hot wire cutter?
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by RisingSeraph » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:17 am

Love it!! Will have to try my hand at that diagonal wall window!

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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by William » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:03 am

Very nice foam work Trollface. 8-)
The diagonals with the arches match pretty darn well.

Thanks for posting. :)
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Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Trollface » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 pm

What happens when the wife slashes your hobby budget?
eg, if we are ever going to retire we are not going to live in your dwarven forge castle, she said. I couldn't argue my transmorgifier is not working yet. So what is a poor guy to do? I know, pink foam!

So I am short on the tabbed corner pieces, both innies and outies:
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But wait, not only can I fill my storage with more DF replicates, I can make pieces they haven't gotten to yet! Like a diagonal piece with a window
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This also shows the painted foam corner pieces. Not perfect but they will make an intersection. Now lets see what oldent pulls out of his back pocket to show all the variations I didn't think of ;)

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