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  • Fire Breathing Monsters

    A friend of ours took this at Epcot.

    Very cool. I would guess these were cast out of something, but who knows. What I learned with my little 3-D facade adventure is that vermicrete makes a pretty decent sculptural medium. If I had seen these sooner, I might have had to imitate it...

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    Re: Fire Breathing Monsters

    Originally posted by splatgirl View Post
    A friend of ours took this at Epcot.
    If I had seen these sooner, I might have had to imitate it...
    No doubt! That is an awesome idea.
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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      Re: Fire Breathing Monsters

      This was posted last October - I must have missed it.

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f32/...val-14577.html
      Check out my pictures here:
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

      If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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      • #4
        Re: Fire Breathing Monsters

        Splatgirl- I'm close enough and in the correct stage for this option!!
        My oven (for now):
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/...ven-14269.html

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        • #5
          Re: Fire Breathing Monsters

          I guess I missed this being posted previously--thanks Les! Much better photos!

          Try it, TMan The only question I haven't answered for myself about how I would recreate this is what I'd finish coat it with--something heat resistant, and ideally, thin enough to be brushed or sprayed on. Or, I suppose with patience, one could do a skim coat of portland slurry and then go back and detail it before it cured.
          Anyway, it's very cool and it gives me about ten other ideas for stuff I'd do with vermicrete.

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          • #6
            Re: Fire Breathing Monsters

            Nice ovens.

            Vermicrete is so easy to work with I used it to sculpt the final shape of my oven before stucco.
            George

            My 34" WFO build

            Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

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            • #7
              Re: Fire Breathing Monsters

              I think we'll end up doing something like this after all. My wife is afraid of trying to use the rest of the perlcrete to shape this up, and is inclined towards plaster. I suppose for getting the definition of the face that would be fine since that would be right on the outside. It would push the flue a lot higher though and then we'd have to worry about how we'd get the cap on and off confidently.

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              • #8
                Re: Fire Breathing Monsters

                My wife would like something like the old Mad Hatter drawings. I am trying to figure out how I might do this:

                http://singbookswithemily.files.word...mad_hatter.gif

                It looks like I'd have to push the flue back and aways and build up a top hat, but I am wondering a good way to do the face. Any ideas?

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