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splatgirl 02-23-2011 12:35 PM

Fire Breathing Monsters
 
A friend of ours took this at Epcot. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...g_monsters.jpg

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...

Les 02-23-2011 03:34 PM

Re: Fire Breathing Monsters
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by splatgirl (Post 108554)
A friend of ours took this at Epcot. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...g_monsters.jpg
If I had seen these sooner, I might have had to imitate it...

No doubt! That is an awesome idea.

Les 02-23-2011 03:38 PM

Re: Fire Breathing Monsters
 
This was posted last October - I must have missed it.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f32/...val-14577.html

Tman1 02-24-2011 06:52 AM

Re: Fire Breathing Monsters
 
Splatgirl- I'm close enough and in the correct stage for this option!!

splatgirl 02-24-2011 06:44 PM

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.

fxpose 02-26-2011 10:17 AM

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.

Rocko Bonaparte 04-21-2011 01:12 PM

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.

Rocko Bonaparte 05-17-2011 07:32 PM

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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