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Hi Guys,

 

Soooooo,

besides my bronze guitar that i am building i also have another smaller project that i'm working on.

I had this old stagg for some time and the pickguard used to be plastic, but then i decided to make a wooden pickguard. this was some 2 years ago i think.

But now i decided to play with some plastiline and try to make some kind of little monster like a relief

The final result wil (like always) be a bronz pickguard(very thin)

 

This was the first layout, but i soon realised i had to go much lower in depth because the strings have to go over this piece.

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Here you can see i decided to start all over again. I took the big chunck of clay and started sculpting much lower then before.

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I added some skulls and the claw of the demon.

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Between this picture and the previous you can see i changed the horns because i wasn't happy with how they looked.

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At this point i decided i couldn't finish it more in plastiline. I will make a mold onto this and then make a wax copy where i can smooth and finish all the little details. (i want to add some veins on the claw and finish the nails and teeth properly)

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I don't know what happend but i wouldn't want to touch that white stuff....;)

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Just to be clear; this is the first silicone layer applied  onto the surface

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I *hate* the large opaque pickguard on every flying V that has one - so much surface area, so much potential for something interesting, and then so much of it winds up just being covered up. That being said, I'm happy you seem to have found a remedy for this "problem." ;)

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hey Guys,

So here's the next update.

Nothing special, just the mold ready to be taken off the guitar.

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Here you can see the mold taken off the guitar.

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The black stuff is warm wax.

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Tadaaa, this is the wax copy wich will be casted in bronze. The next step is to put wax gating onto it so we can pour bronze into it.

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I can't wait to see this in bronze.

 

 

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13 hours ago, boeba said:

hey Guys,

So here's the next update.

Nothing special, just the mold ready to be taken off the guitar.

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Here you can see the mold taken off the guitar.

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The black stuff is warm wax.

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Tadaaa, this is the wax copy wich will be casted in bronze. The next step is to put wax gating onto it so we can pour bronze into it.

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I can't wait to see this in bronze.

 

 

can't wait to see this in "METUL"

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Or Belgium! Speaking of Belgium, boeba, why don't you post pictures of your day ending beer like we have a tradition of doing? I bet you would put all of us to SHAME. If you don't drink, there is no judgement from me but I will warn you that my head will explode. I'm a home brewer, and most of what I brew is Belgian style beers. 

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Maybe I'm missing something, but aren't the strings going to touch that skull? From the pictures is hard to see, but it looks like is taller that the fretboard...

Looks great btw!

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On 2/25/2019 at 7:28 PM, komodo said:

Or Belgium! Speaking of Belgium, boeba, why don't you post pictures of your day ending beer like we have a tradition of doing? I bet you would put all of us to SHAME. If you don't drink, there is no judgement from me but I will warn you that my head will explode. I'm a home brewer, and most of what I brew is Belgian style beers. 

Thaha, i love drinking beers, but they don't always have to be belgian for me.

I am actually a man of simple taste, and most of the time i go for a jupiler, stella or maes.

Or the vedett IPA,....love it.

 

On 2/26/2019 at 4:32 PM, psikoT said:

Maybe I'm missing something, but aren't the strings going to touch that skull? From the pictures is hard to see, but it looks like is taller that the fretboard...

Looks great btw!

good noticing of you,

when i made the sculpt itself, i kept checking if the strings wouldn't touch the little monster. And actually it's possible i will have to take some thickness off the bronze casting when it's to high. So i will have to be patient to test with strings and make adjustements.

 

And here's another update guys

 

This is the waxmodel+wax gating.

When i have to do client models i use less channels/ gatings, because we use a very light bronze.

But when i cast personal stuff i always put way to much unnecessary channels/gatings on. i'm scared that it won't fill up the mold.

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And here is the wax model trapped into the investmentmold. Ready to go into the kiln for 1 week.(along with client stuff)

Next week we will cast this batch.(fingers crossed)

 

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Hi guys,

 

So after a week of waiting until the mold was ready for the bronze casting...

I present the raw bronze casting.

 

This is the mold where you can see the bronze piece still entrapped in the plaster.

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Here you can see the raw cast still with the gating attached.

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gating chopped off.

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So the next step is to fit this onto the guitar body. It will be a tedious proces because i have to make the bronze pickguard completely flush.

I hope you guys enjoyed my journey so far.

B

 

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Hey Guys,

It's been a while since my last update but i finally managed to (almost) finish it now.

Yesterday i did the patina of the bronze. Not sure if i want it so dark, but we will see if i do some more touching up on it or not.

The screws who hold the plate to the body should become darker by doing some patinawork on it.

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And that's it for now. In the next update it should be all strung up and finished.

Greetings,

B

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49 minutes ago, boeba said:

Hey Guys,

It's been a while since my last update but i finally managed to (almost) finish it now.

Yesterday i did the patina of the bronze. Not sure if i want it so dark, but we will see if i do some more touching up on it or not.

The screws who hold the plate to the body should become darker by doing some patinawork on it.

 

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And that's it for now. In the next update it should be all strung up and finished.

Greetings,

B

that is starting to look pretty cool.  are you going to paint the body?  I could see it beeing really cool with flat black drybrushed with some bronze or some other sort of black/bronze combo.  Is it heavy?  nicely done.  thank you for sharing.

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Unholy Moe! I wouldn't like that thing hanging on my wall! For nightmares, that is.

Outstanding creativity!

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