||Everything you always wanted to know about Aerated Concrete Blocks (AAC) for tiki carving
Grand Member (4 years)
Joined: Nov 10, 2006
From: La Mesa, CA
|Posted: 2007-07-08 9:21 pm  Permalink|
Nice fridge, Hewey! Be sure to post shots of what you make out of it. I've got an AAC Moai that has been asking me to finish it for months now.
Do you ever paint yours? I'm going to try a test on a scrap with a wash of really watery acrylic and let the AAC soak it up like a sponge.
[ This Message was edited by: Tikidav 2007-07-08 21:27 ]
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2007-07-08 9:54 pm  Permalink|
I've painted a couple. I've just straight acrylic. Just remember, they usually reccomend a concrete primer before painting.
Here's a great wesbite on carving a hunk of AAC thats been glued together from smaller bricks:
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2007-07-08 10:13 pm  Permalink|
Great link, Hewey. The finished sculpture is really life-like. Very cool. You'd never know that it was pieced together after the rendering.
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