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zerostreet
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Posted: 2010-06-04 05:12 am   Permalink

Your work is great! Looks like it must be a lot of fun to work in cardboard!

 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-06-04 10:13 am   Permalink

Cardboard is amazing stuff! It's abundant and it burns well...

Sometimes I work on bigger projects with my pals at the Church of the Buzzard
in West Oakland. We build Late 1800's Psychedelic Western themed installations
depicting a fictitious town called Dismal.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dismalnv/sets/72157606231827899/

Pretty sure I'm the only tiki enthusiast in the group.


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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-07-13 10:22 am   Permalink

New cardboard Ku wall piece on the left, and on the right is the start of a modified Robo Lucha vinyl toy figure.
(http://www.vinylpulse.com/2008/12/mekazoos-robolucha.html)



Figuring out some surface details after messing around with overall shape and proportions.
Approx 15" tall x 7" wide. Drawing with Sharpies and White Out. (don't ask) Using hot glue for
initial assembly. I'll fill in with wood glue and spackle. It's a little crooked on the L to R symmetry, but it'll be ok in the end.







Needs to be finished for shipping by next week. -Bye for now!


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-07-13 12:42 pm   Permalink

Very nice Amy. You gonna pack it full of explosives and light it afire like Dismal?

 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-07-13 12:46 pm   Permalink

haha I'm aiming for something more enduring like LEDs, but I like your thinkin', MDM!

 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-09-30 7:39 pm   Permalink

Next set is for my dentists: I think they like the way I've been doing the teeth.

Almost finished with the build. Then a texture coat, then paint, then lighting.



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-09-30 7:41 pm   Permalink

Very nice Amy, what will you use for a texture coat?

 
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amybean
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Posted: 2010-09-30 7:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Mike! First some vinyl spackle to round out the edges and cracks. Then I use a palette knife with acrylic gel medium to skim coat the surface. When it's dry, I'll carve down any offending splooges with an X-acto knife, then start coloring with acrylic paints and washes.

The painting is the really fun part.


 
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Haole Jim
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Joined: Jul 17, 2009
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From: central coast metro Chicago
Posted: 2010-11-14 1:21 pm   Permalink

The imagination, artfulness and creativity in this e-place is amazing.

Thanks, all!


 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-11-26 10:23 am   Permalink

Almost done! Whew- it's been a busy season.



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-11-26 10:28 am   Permalink

Nice! Very wood-like.

 
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