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High relief Lighthouse

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by Mal, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Mal

    Mal Member

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    Hi there. Need to make a very tall high relief lighthouse. I've done dimensional work in fast set cement on a lightweight armature, but would welcome any other suggestions regarding sculpting materials. Weight is my main concern.
    Thanks...Mal

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  2. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    How cold does it get in Fitzroy? PVC can be engineered to be lightweight and have amazing strength. HDU is another good material choice. Don't rule out polystyrene with a urethane hard coat either.
     
  3. Mosh

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    HDU for sure!
     
  4. mikey-Oh

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    uh oh, pic pulled mal, and i'd like to see it. relief signs amaze me
     
  5. Mal

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    oops then---didn't quite know how to add pic...just followed the prompts on this screen. Thanks for the advice. And Mikey Oh--I'll post a proper shot when it's done, and I have the photo protocol figured out :)
    --Mal


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  6. Mal

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    Got that lighthouse and the rest done. Not sure how to link the thumbnail...but it's in my pics here. I ended up using celfort insulating styrofoam for the body, and using three minute set cement over adhesive drywall mesh as a sculpting medium. It ended up quite light weight, thank goodness.

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