Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

Merlin's Magic
 Moderated by: .
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Jan 28th, 2015 11:42 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
Stan S
Registered


Joined: Wed Nov 26th, 2014
Location: Putnam, Connecticut USA
Posts: 163
Status: 
Offline
http://www.freerails.com/gallery/5780/5780_281822_420000001.jpg
http://www.freerails.com/gallery/5780/5780_281822_420000000.jpg
http://www.freerails.com/gallery/5780/5780_281836_190000000.jpg

I did these rocks with Merlin's Magic, anybody tried this stuff?, I colored them using Dave Frary's acrylic/brush method, never done it this way before, always used thin washes from spray bottles. One advantage of this method is the acrylics cover everything so the sculptamold filled areas between the castings blend in really well, I like it.
Dave has a free video on his site demonstrating the technique, he starts by covering everything with "scenery black"
Here he is: http://www.mrscenery.com/
Stan



____________________
“ When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning.
When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine ”
(Pablo Picasso)
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2015 09:24 pm
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Marsh_Creek
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Nov 24th, 2012
Location: Wernersville, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 159
Status: 
Offline
Stan,

I have a bunch of grey Merlin's magic that I bought a number of years ago when I was building those gaming tiles/bricks. I've often thought about trying it for rock molds, because it's durable stuff, but I'm concerned about the weight for portable modules. Your pics look good! What did you think about the plaster?



____________________
If by prototype, you mean the first time I built something, then yes, it is prototypical.

Rich
http://marshcreekmini.com
https://www.facebook.com/MarshCreekRailroad
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2015 11:00 pm
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Stan S
Registered


Joined: Wed Nov 26th, 2014
Location: Putnam, Connecticut USA
Posts: 163
Status: 
Offline
Thanks Mark, I'm happy with the results too although I think I like the spraying with diluted washes coloring method better that this way, the detail is less crisp this way.
I really like the Merlin's Magic for casting with rubber molds, it hardens faster than plaster of paris and is VERY strong. Not sure how the weight compares to hydrocal or other plasters but the strength might be an advantage for portable modules...
Stan



____________________
“ When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning.
When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine ”
(Pablo Picasso)
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2015 11:04 pm
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Stan S
Registered


Joined: Wed Nov 26th, 2014
Location: Putnam, Connecticut USA
Posts: 163
Status: 
Offline
'other pic, Merlin's Magic rocks painted with straight acrylics mixed right on the pallet.
Stan

Attachment: turntable_rocks.jpg (Downloaded 61 times)



____________________
“ When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning.
When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine ”
(Pablo Picasso)
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2015 10:22 pm
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Marsh_Creek
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Nov 24th, 2012
Location: Wernersville, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 159
Status: 
Offline
I'll have to give it a try, because I have about 20 lbs of the stuff I don't know what to do with!



____________________
If by prototype, you mean the first time I built something, then yes, it is prototypical.

Rich
http://marshcreekmini.com
https://www.facebook.com/MarshCreekRailroad
Back To Top


 Current time is 09:04 pm

Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems