Thursday, 13 July 2017

Making Egyptian Walls The Easy Way. presented by BB


Toys often enable scratch builders certain ways to create something special and here the Playmobil toy is a terrific help for creating ornate walls between columns already made.                              

Here the Lego Bricks  form the oblong box needed to create the mould and so the plan involves pressing silicone rubber into each box thus making two patterns.   The centre feature of Tut,is not needed,as columns have already been made that will be placed in between the two wall reliefs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



Once the rubber is cured about 20 minutes the patterns can be removed washed in soapy hot water and dried. Each will be placed with the impression side facing up,so yes they lay upon their flat back. Lego Bricks then come into play again forming the raised sides up a brick size above the patterns. Than Plaster of Paris will be poured into this box mould thus creating the figures on the wall relief for my project. I will need 10 of each,and these when dried to a perfect white can then be quickly dipped into my own colourwash which seals each casting in color. So can be handled without getting chalky marks everywhere.                                                                                         

THE UPDATE


Rubber Filled By Hand







Above the rubber Patterns have been removed and they were trimmed by large scissors.
                                                   
                                                  Total cost £2.75 UK Stirling!



All set into the Lego Box again, and the edges brought up by one extra brick level.



                                                          Filled with Plaster of Paris.


Here are the first two Ancient Egyptian Wall Relief.  18 more 10 Pence pieces to cast up.


                   To realise the full extent is a something somewhere yet to come.


                        This is The End of this quick and easy to do topic.  BB

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