Author Topic: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!  (Read 42181 times)

Mord

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 21152
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2014, 08:54:53 PM »
Are you sure you're not related to Kenneth Strickfadden?

Dr Wolfenstein

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1009
  • It seemed like a good idea at the time!
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2014, 11:15:24 PM »
Thanks  Carts

Are you sure you're not related to Kenneth Strickfadden?


 I've always been fascinated by Strickfaddens electrical devices in Frankenstein and Bride as well as other monster/mad scientist movies Mord

 Another quick update,been a little busy with work.Put the plaster stone sheets up today.I sprayed some foam on the backs then stapled them up.All the joins still need to be fixed and some of the smaller stones made larger.


 Thanks
  Gab

Dr Wolfenstein

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1009
  • It seemed like a good idea at the time!
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2014, 04:18:02 AM »
 Hi Guys,

  Ok got a little more done.I've finished most of the plaster repair work to the walls.I probably should have made the stones out of polystyrene but i had the latex mould and some casting plaster at home.These panels weigh a tonne.I've also started painting the walls.They're about 50% complete.
  The walls appear lighter in the 1st two pics.I've adjusted the contrast in the 3rd photo,this is closer to the look so far.I wanted the walls quite dark.Hopefully I'll have most of the painting done tomorrow.I'll finish the painting of the walls once it's on the base.
   The door still needs to be completed and I'll have to start thinking about the base.I need to move the walls out of the workshop so that I can continue with other parts of the project.
   Good news is that my high voltage wire has arrived from the States so I can continue with the Jacobs Ladder.Some other materials arrived as well so I have plenty to do.I'm anxious to get back to sculpting The Monster.I'm thinking of starting a new head sculpt in a different pose.






ActionJax

  • Private First Class
  • **
  • Posts: 65
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2014, 01:28:31 PM »
Love the stone work.  But I have to admit, I also liked it them with the "grey" color.  Kinda reminded me of a B&W movie print. :)

Looking forward to seeing more of the monster now.  I check back here daily just to see what you've done!

Mord

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 21152
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2014, 03:12:04 PM »
Wow, now I want the inside of my house to look like that. That's some talent you have there, buddy.

Dr Wolfenstein

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1009
  • It seemed like a good idea at the time!
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2014, 07:25:43 PM »
Love the stone work.  But I have to admit, I also liked it them with the "grey" color.  Kinda reminded me of a B&W movie print. :)

Looking forward to seeing more of the monster now.  I check back here daily just to see what you've done!

  Here's a pic of the wall as it is now plus a b&w version for you ActionJax. Hmmm grey would have looked pretty good.The Frankenstein lab seemed like a dank and dark place to me like a train tunnel thats why I went this way.I'm trying not to add too much colour to the diorama,trying to keep it almost monochromatic.Earthy tones.The door may be coloured in shades of grey like old hardwood.What do you guys think?

Wow, now I want the inside of my house to look like that. That's some talent you have there, buddy.

  Thanks Mord.At one point I was very tempted to do my monster room like this but realised that once the book shelves and poster were up you wouldn't see much.




FRANKEinstein

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • *
  • Posts: 476
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2014, 01:07:27 AM »
Extremely Well Done!!!
Thanks for sharing all these fantastic pics!!
I had long planned to build a set like this....
but it would Not have been as good!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Jeff

houseoftheunusual

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • Posts: 357
    • House Of The Unusual
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2014, 05:13:55 AM »
Once you finish the project you deserve a free 6 foot Frankenstein full color poster from my company. This is got to be an awesome one of a kind project! Wish you live here in the states....I need a picture of this project when done very impressed!!
Eddie

shadowbat69

  • Specialist
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2014, 09:50:11 PM »
This is an amazing project. Beautiful work. I can't even begin to imagine how this thing is going to look when it's all complete.

Dr Wolfenstein

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1009
  • It seemed like a good idea at the time!
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2014, 07:41:32 AM »
Extremely Well Done!!!
Thanks for sharing all these fantastic pics!!
I had long planned to build a set like this....
but it would Not have been as good!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Jeff


  Thanks Jeff. You should start your set,I'm having a lot of fun.I've been collecting bits and pieces for years and decided to stop procrastinating and just do it.If you need some help moulding and casting let me know,I'm happy to share information.

Once you finish the project you deserve a free 6 foot Frankenstein full color poster from my company. This is got to be an awesome one of a kind project! Wish you live here in the states....I need a picture of this project when done very impressed!!


  Wow!!! Thanks for the offer.I'm hopping to get a lot done before work starts picking up.Sometimes I wished I lived in the States it would be a lot easier to source vintage items than it is here.I'd probably have more friends who are into monsters as well.That's one thing I like about this forum you gain friends throughout the world.I'll send you a few shots of the dio when I'm done.

This is an amazing project. Beautiful work. I can't even begin to imagine how this thing is going to look when it's all complete.


  Thanks Shadowbat69.I'm not sure how it's going to look either. ;D

  Ok on with the build.I started the door today.I made some bolt heads out of MDF then coated them with plaster to look like rust,I added some PVA glue to the water before mixing it with the plaster then stippled the surface with a brush.I made 12 then made a mould and cast them out of polyurethane resin.



  I used pine for the door.I laminated balsa wood on top of the pine so that I could easily rough up the surface and age the wood.The next photo shows the bolts on the door,these aren't glued in yet and I haven't distressed the balsa yet.I still have to make the hinges,door handle and lock.



  Hopefully I'll have the door done tomorrow.I won't paint it just yet I still haven't decided how I want it to look.

  Thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments.

houseoftheunusual

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • Posts: 357
    • House Of The Unusual
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2014, 01:04:47 AM »
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shear Genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eddie

Dr Wolfenstein

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1009
  • It seemed like a good idea at the time!
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2014, 04:27:46 AM »
  Thanks Eddie  :) :) :)

  I made the door hinges and lock today.Mainly made from MDF.I dremeled the edges of the MDF to age them. The grey pieces you see in the first photo is 4mm plastic heated with a heat gun and bent into shape for the lock.I used epoxy putty to form the fasteners for the lock and hinges.I wanted them rough looking as if they were hammered in.I also used electrical conduit for the hinges.It pays to horde stuff.  ;D
 


  The next pic shows the almost finished door with lock,hinges and bolts fitted.I still have to distress the timber.



  The red wire below is the high voltage wire for the Jacobs Ladder.I bought some switches from ebay,these may be used for the low voltage lighting or just as decoration on the machines.I also bought some old style material coated electrical leads,and 1/4" brass terminal nuts.The green plastic coated wire is for plants,I'll paint it black to use as faux electrical wiring that will attach to the knife switches and meters.The good thing about this wire is that it is thick (5-6mm) , can be bent into any shape and is cheap. :)



  I'll spend tomorrow working on the top of machine A. After that I want to spend a bit of time on the Frankenstein monster.WOOHOO!!!

  Thanks for looking

  Gab

Phantom Dave

  • Specialist
  • ***
  • Posts: 131
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2014, 07:02:40 AM »
WOW, this is amazing!  I cannot wait to see it when it's complete.  Awesome work!
"Your father was Frankenstein, but your mother was the lightning."

ActionJax

  • Private First Class
  • **
  • Posts: 65
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2014, 08:22:56 AM »
It's like we're walking onto the Frankenstein set construction in 1931.  You are a real artist.  When you get some time, I'd love to see some of your other work too.

So do you pick up most of the parts from eBay?  Or do you have other places?  And I'm interested in building my own Jacobs ladder.  Got any advice on how best to construct it?  And where to get the materials? ~Thanks :)

Dr Wolfenstein

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1009
  • It seemed like a good idea at the time!
Re: The Frankenstein Project Bwahahahaha!!!
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2014, 02:44:36 AM »
WOW, this is amazing!  I cannot wait to see it when it's complete.  Awesome work!

 
  Thanks Phantom Dave.I can't wait to see this completed myself. ;D
 
  Thanks ActionJax
   I did get a lot of parts from ebay such as the meters,knife switches,radio valves and the transformer for the Jacobs ladder.It will be a lot easier and cheaper for you if you live in the US.I've found some great stuff on US ebay but either the seller won't ship overseas >:( or the postage is way too expensive :(.There's not really much to a Jacobs Ladder,a transformer,power lead and switch connected to the transformer,high voltage cable leading to the 2 brass electrodes.That's pretty much it,the rest of the stuff on there is just to make it look cool.The transformer I have is a 15000v 30ma old neon sign transformer.The newer ones won't work.If you Google "Jacobs Ladder how to"you'll find a lot better information than I can give.If you know an electrician he can check it to make sure it's safe.It's a good idea to cover the electrodes with a clear acrylic tube.You can also try to get a transformer from neon sign shops.
   Here's a link to an Abbott and Costello statue I did as a tribute to the guys.I have a tendency not to take photos of my work so I don't have a lot.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23570.0

Started the top of machine A today.Below is a jig I made to bend the 4mm acrylic rods.



This is what I got done.I still have to put something in the middle grey area.I'm toying around with the idea of putting some flashing lights there.



  Hopefully tomorrow I'll get some sculpting done.I'll take a little break from the machines to work on the head and hands.I still have to make the neck bolts.

  Cheers

 Gab