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Some work in progress(new pics added)

Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by Artie mags, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Here a rough start to a tree pedestal im working on.

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  2. kazo

    kazo New Member

    Re: Some work in progress

    Looking great so far. ;)
     

  3. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

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    When you do something like that, do you put apoxy or something over the foam and then press a mold into it or what? I can't see getting that much detail with bondo and apoxy seems like it would be so expensive.
     
  4. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Re: Some work in progress

    I used what I had left from smooth ons free form apoxie.but I will be using polygem for the rest. As far as the foam I use very little since it expands so much. I use a very little at a time so I don't waste it
     
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    Artie, you can put the Polygem right onto the sonotube too and save some foam here and there. Comin right along!
     
  6. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

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    Thanks mike didn't know that !!!!
     
  7. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

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    So with the Polygem do you carve into it or press a texture mold?
     
  8. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Re: Some work in progress

    Both I use a silicone cast of bark and press and then some hand carving and adjusting also some brush work too
     
  9. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Looking really nice, can't wait to see the rest of it!
     
  10. tim martin

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    Guys, checked the price on the polygem, $132 for a 2 gallon kit! Covers 6 square ft area!!
     
  11. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Re: Some work in progress

    Tim the 2 gallon will cover just about 13 square ft at 1/4 inch thick.plus this is my own personal piece. The average customer wouldn't have this type of work done.its more for the high end guys but that's neither here nor there . Smooth on free form will cost just about the same. Nothing is cheap these days.You can use mâché but I feel you will not achieve the same results with it. I'm still building this pedestal for about $250. The average wood pedestal runs the same so not too sure what your point is.
     
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    I buy the 10 gallon kits and by the time I have them shipped its around $600 bucks then you need a pale of the thickener which is another $50. Its expensive stuff but is a specialty product designed for reproducing trees in the zoo/theming industry. Your average Joe taxidermy customer isnt gonna kickout $2,000 bucks for a tree stump lol. I always have it leftover from jobs so thats a plus around the house/shop. Fixed some leaking pipes with it last summer lol.
     
  13. TROPHeTRACKER

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    Nice, this is going somewhere. Good info sharing.
     
  14. Jason R

    Jason R Ph# 325-282-2527

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    Looking good so far can't wait to see it finished!
     
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    looks good
     
  16. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Re: Some work in progress ( new pics added)

    Did some more work on the tree
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