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04-30-2014 06:05 PM
HX67
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Originally Posted by wastewater View Post
Meticulous detail, well balanced with good focal points, lifelike and natural appearance. Nice achievement... very attractive & unique!
Wow.
This is by far the most positive critique I've ever received.
Humble thanks, wastewater.

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Originally Posted by ggsteve View Post
Fantastic work! I have checked out your blog, beautiful projects. I want to build a 45 gallon tall paladarium using some of your techniques. Can you suggest how I practice? I guess I should try foaming a small tank first? Do you foam, and wait for it to dry before sculpting? The GS seems too sticky to touch when wet, but I've just used it for crazy stuff, like caulking windows!
Thank you, ggsteve!

I would approach the subject by not foaming a small tank but by foaming a happy little corner made out of whatever sheet you have at hand.

GS foam can be sculpted during drying out. After spraying it on whatever you have, you wait for half an hour or so. The surface has dried out and doesn't stick into your fingers anymore.
But inside, it's still undried and can be sculpted…

A couple of hours (depending on the thickness of the piece you foamed) and it's ready for cutting.

Caulking windows with crazy stuff? Wild.
I use it all the time, fixing window frames to framework.

Good luck with your project!
04-25-2014 03:39 PM
ggsteve Fantastic work! I have checked out your blog, beautiful projects. I want to build a 45 gallon tall paladarium using some of your techniques. Can you suggest how I practice? I guess I should try foaming a small tank first? Do you foam, and wait for it to dry before sculpting? The GS seems too sticky to touch when wet, but I've just used it for crazy stuff, like caulking windows!
04-06-2014 04:14 PM
wastewater Meticulous detail, well balanced with good focal points, lifelike and natural appearance. Nice achievement... very attractive & unique!
04-06-2014 03:51 PM
HX67 Hardscape done.


All I need now is a tank.
03-19-2014 10:28 PM
HX67
01-18-2014 10:41 AM
HX67 To add one to the pile of unfinished projects, I started another.

On top of a rock wall I made years ago


I started making some branch thingies. I started by taking apart an old stump I never got around to using


and reconstructed it on top of the rock


After a couple of layers the branches look like this


Thanks for taking a peak.
01-05-2013 01:55 PM
HX67 Thank you, RobMc.

I'm slowly getting there with the rootsies.


12-21-2012 08:42 PM
RobMc Your backdrop is so artistically done - I can't wait to see the tank come to life.
12-20-2012 10:10 PM
HX67 Ok, makes sense.

"Weaning" is not necessarily a kick-outta-home time.

Vancouver. Man. If I had a choise, that's where I'd spend the rest of the days.
12-19-2012 11:18 PM
duff Sorry for more off topic everyone... but these little guys fascinate me to no end, and yes they are so resourceful! Yes, 4 little ones this year - only three the previous year. They seem to stick with momma for about a year around here. They are just a little bit smaller then her now. I thought they had moved on, but then saw all 5 cross the fence back to the house this last weekend! They should all be dispersed by end of April. I'd be honored as well if I were in your shoes! Oh and Vancouver! Love that town - I've got a bit of family on that side of the bay and love to visit up there, luck you to have lived there!
12-19-2012 06:43 PM
HX67 Thank you, duff! I'm taking this one with sorta relaxed wrists.

A momma and four kids? Wow.
So in Texas they produce more than one litter per year? If I have been informed correctly, they wean the bebes at about 4-5 months (?), so the spring litter should be kicked out by now...
Great to hear of someone not hating the buggers. I mean, I know they do a lot of harm and mess up the hoods, but still.
One of the most adaptive mammals, after humans. Gotta respect it!
I'm kinda honored to be in a position to experience one and see the qualities leading to the adaptability, first hand.

I spent 6 months in Vancouver back in the days, and had a male raccoon living in a cedar on the backyard of the house I lived in. He was the coolest guy to talk to, while taking a bath in the hot tub at dusk.

Thanks again!
12-19-2012 02:44 PM
duff Hi HX, so glad to see your back to building (re-building) a tank and posting! I was hoping we'd get to see more of your work. Quite Stunning! I am looking forward to seeing this one come alive.

Love your little companion! I've got a family of 5 (Momma and kids) living next door to me and every night at dusk they come alive. Crossing the fence to get to my small water feature for a drink - then off for the nights prowl. I can only imagine what it must be like to live with one!
12-17-2012 07:33 PM
HX67 Thanks for the kind comments, people.


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Originally Posted by LyzzaRyzz View Post
Wow! You are so talented!

Im a bit derailed by the fact that you have racoons?! Dont mean to sidetrack your tread, but how? Lol

Cant wait to see more of the project!
Don't be derailed. There's just one coon.
How? He kind of decided to move in with me about twelve years ago.

He's actually planning on starting a tank of his own. I'm trying to encourage him.
12-17-2012 06:15 PM
LyzzaRyzz Wow! You are so talented!

Im a bit derailed by the fact that you have racoons?! Dont mean to sidetrack your tread, but how? Lol

Cant wait to see more of the project!
12-17-2012 05:49 PM
CoffeeLove That's amazing

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