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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:12 am    Post subject: FOWL PLAY Reply with quote

I guess this qualifies as building a prop, so I'll post it here.

After spending way too much time checking eBay for this and failing to find anything that approaches the actual appearance of the "prop", I took Rick Ross's suggestion and decided to make one myself.

Of course, it can not be absolutely perfect and there's no reference for "the dark side", but guessing on a rough size based on its surroundings, it's probably fairly close. Once cast in resin and cleaned up (and with a little paint) "Daffy" should cook up just fine . . .



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I tip my hat to you sir. I have hunted on the bay for many a year looking for the "right" one with no luck. Well done.

If you decide to do a run, I'd be most interested.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject: DUCK SOUP Reply with quote

Thanks, Panaflex.

... . .

We'll see if there's any other ripples in the Pond.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You Sir are stupendous (pronounced la Daffy Duck )
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: NOT JUST ANOTHER CLAY PIGEON . . . Reply with quote

Thank YOU, THIR!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant idea. I am sure there will be interest for a run of these as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too would be interested in a run as well Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:33 pm    Post subject: DUCK RUNNER Reply with quote

Yeth Max, I thuppose I am . . . Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking great!

I had a similar idea when I got mine. Except to start, I bought one of the antique ones (that was as close to screen-accurate as I could find), & then modified the crap out of it with files, sandpaper, & plumber's putty, until I was happy with it.

Watching your build with great interest... Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: A DUCK OF ANOTHER COLOR Reply with quote

Thanks Six!

Your thought occurred to me as well, early on. But as with Panaflex, after shopping with no luck and then the potential cost - in both money and time, it seemed best to start from scratch.

As I said, it won't be perfect, with only a couple of frame grabs of one side as reference, but hopefully the result will be "close".

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: FLY OVER Reply with quote

A little perspective, with 2 bits for scale -



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eager to see it molded...what kind of paint/patina are you going to use?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From looking at my antique one, I could see these being painted flat black or dark brown and then hit with bronze Rub n' Buff. You might even be able to do a single part silicone mold using the base as the pour.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: BRONZIN' BY THE POND Reply with quote

I'm probably going to cast this in two pieces - the body and base (hollowed) and a base plug. That way it can be filled with pellets to give it a little added weight.

As to the mold, good suggestion Andy, BUT with the undercuts (it's more or less an hourglass shape) that may result in the mold getting torn or just not lasting as long, if that would work at all . . .

As to the finish, there are several approaches - but I may cast it in a darker shade to skip a step.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: DUCK CALL Reply with quote

After conferring with Mr. Ross (who was kind enough to share some valuable info), I may try casting these with a resin I've not used before - Smooth-On "Onyx" - a black resin that might lend itself well to the bronze finish. That, or add a dye to the more common resin to approach a brown color.

I'll have to test it once I finalize the detailing of Master Daffy. - R13
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT project, can't wait to see more !!!

Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job on this--interested in how the casts turn out!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cast them in bronze.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the price of bronze on the market these days?...and a bit more expensive to mold Confused
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