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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2013, 04:02:45 PM »
Man, just keep on truckin!! It looks great!

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2013, 04:48:03 PM »
Slasher,

That's exactly what I was thinking.  This looks like it will fit perfectly in a museum or heck...on a film set. 

Dr. Wolfenstein,

What's your background?  Do you do this professionally?  If not...you sure should.  Looking GREAT!


 Thanks guys.
  Yes I do work in the film industry here in Australia.I sculpt,mould,do prosthetics and the occasional prop making.Australia's not known for it's monster movies which is my main interest.So i thought I'd go over the top with my Frankenstein build ;D
  I was thinking about doing a short film after I finish this diorama,it will definitely have monsters in it.
  These are the two machines side by side.The off white pipe on machine B is not wide enough so i'll have to make it from scratch.I also put a quick stain on the base to see how it looks.These machines will be aged when they are finished.
  Thanks for looking.

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2013, 05:42:38 PM »
 Hi Everyone,
   Just a little update.I gave machine A a base coat of flat black.It still needs to be heavily aged but I'll do that once i have sorted out all the bits and pieces that fit to the machine.The top and bottom panels will need to have a slight shine which i'll do with some satin or gloss paint.I've widened the centre cylinder on machine B but still need to clad it.I bought some polycarbonate at the local hardware store to use.Styrene or acrylic would have been easier to paint but it was all they had.The specialty plastic suppliers are still closed over the christmas break.I've made some "feet" to support this cylinder but have not  put them on yet.I haven't decided where I'm going to put the on switch for the Jacobs ladder.Possibly at the back.



These are some pieces I might use.The knife switch on the top right will be used on the bottom panel of machine A (does anyone know the actual names for these machines???).The switch on the top right will be used to turn on the Jacobs ladder.The 6 thingys at the front might be used on the top of machine A although in the movie they're spring like.As you can seen my electrical terminology sucks.
  Anyway thats it for now.If you have any ideas or comments please post them.

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2013, 03:45:24 AM »
Hey Gab, really looking great on the Monster sculpture and the props are looking fantastic. You've definitely made great progress. Looking
forward to seeing more soon.

Happy New Year...  :)

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2013, 02:50:56 PM »
Dr wolfenstein, I really do believe it was a good idea at the time. Absolutely love what you are doing, very professional work. "Happy New Year ".
Dave

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2014, 04:56:54 AM »
 Hi
 Thanks for the kind words Starvas and Poppydave .I've become obsessed with this project.It's been a lot of fun so far.

  Started work on the lower panel for machine A.The copper terminals were made from tap seating valves with the rubber seal removed.
The knife switches and meter are not fixed in place,just seeing how they look.Will have a working light on the panel like the movie.



  I've painted the insulators that go on machine B as it would have been too difficult to paint once on the machine.I used rustoleum paints.This is the first time i've used them,they seem Ok and cover well.I removed the oscilloscope tube from the base so that I can put in a light.I also removed a knob from the front panel so that I could place a switch there to turn the light on and off.I also aged the box a little.



  I did a test with the Jacobs Ladder before putting into the machine.The room is very bright so it's a little difficult to see but am extremely happy with the way it looks.Just need to find some high voltage cable before I can completely install it.Can't wait to see how looks in the machine.



 That's it for now will post more photos in a few days.

 Thanks

  Gab

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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2014, 09:26:50 AM »
Ummmmm...............AWESOME!!!
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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2014, 03:33:55 AM »
  Thanks Scatter
 Just a quick update.
 Almost finished Machine B,waiting for some components to arrive so that I can wire up the Jacobs Ladder and lamp.Still have to finish painting and ageing.The acrylic tube on top still has it's protective plastic film on it,this will be removed when finished.

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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2014, 04:54:17 AM »
Holy guacamole, I'm beyond impressed! These things are killer works of art. That's gonna be an amazing set-up!

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2014, 11:43:04 PM »
Man, this is so cool! I'm loving it!

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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2014, 10:55:56 AM »
This is one of the best builds I've every seen.  And its so much fun watching it come together piece by piece.  You are a real artist, and an inspiration!  More pics please! :)

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 04:33:59 AM »
 Thanks Count Zirock, Westbatman and ActionJax I appreciate the comments. :)

  Not a very interesting update today.Started building the flats for the walls.Used  3" x 1" and 2" x 1" pine.The first photo shows the frame for one of the flats.


  The second photo shows the 4 main flats for the walls.The 2 on the ground will be on either side of the door.There will be another small flat sitting above these 2 to form the lintel stone above the doorway.This will be made tomorrow.The 2 flats on their sides will be the rear wall.I was thinking of putting a 20cm x 20cm (8"x8") beam (fake of course) between these so that I can have a join and can separate the walls if I need to without having to break apart the stone blocks that will sit on top of them.


  Hopefully tomorrow I'll have the walls up and door in place so I can see how it looks.

  Gab

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2014, 11:32:41 AM »
This looks very interesting! Dying to see the finished result!
Hehe! It's turned out nice again! (as said by George Formby)

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2014, 02:56:30 PM »
Thanks MonsterGuy95

  I put the walls up.A bit of a struggle doing this on my own.The ends of the walls won't be straight as pictured but will be stepped to give it a bit more character.I'll do this when the stone sheets I've made are up.


 
  Just seeing how the set looks with the machines,I haven't decided on their positions yet.I was thinking of either building a third electrical machine or perhaps a bookshelf to put on some chemistry glassware,old books and small electrical devices.I've been collecting a lot of chemistry equipment over there last 20 years.What do you guys think?



   This is just a photo of one of the stone sheets being cast.I'm lucky enough to have large latex mould of a stone wall so it makes it a bit easier to do.Without the mould I'd probably glue on sheets of polystyrene and carve out the individual blocks then cover them with casting plaster.(A little hint: to slow down the setting of plaster add some lemon juice)



   One of the stone sheets cast out.I added some black oxide to the plaster for the mortar lines.I'll be changing some of the sizes of the stones once the sheets are up.



   I'm also thinking of adding a small wooden table to the front righthand side of the set to put some of the chemistry and electrical equipment that are in Bride of Frankenstein.The door will be done once the stonework is painted.I'll hopefully have the stonework up by the weekend.

  Cheers
   Gab

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Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2014, 04:44:47 PM »
This is way beyond brilliant!I am literally sitting here slack jawed!