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12-31-2000, 07:11 PM
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01-01-2001, 03:56 PM
Nice sculpture. I thought about trying Winterstone but haven't yet. Does the product live up to what the info says it will? Such as modeling time of about 1 hour, outdoor use, is it hard to carve once it sets? What kind of armature did you use.
I guess what I'm asking is, do you like this stuff and would you recommend it for direct modeling or casting?
01-01-2001, 07:45 PM
Wow..I love this... the form is very nice.. where do you get this type of stone??
everywhere I see art!
01-01-2001, 09:10 PM
Frank––yes, I liked working with winterstone, and I will again in the future. It has the consistency of not so great clay for about 45 minutes.....it sets to increasing hardness over a day or two.....it is impossibble to work after it sets with anything but dremel tool type stuff and sandpaper to some degree. This sculpture has been outside for about a week––it hasn't been rained on, but it's survived some really hard freezes and I'm becoming somewhat confident in the permenance of the material. The armature is just a grab bag of hardware (fencing, copper tubing, wire, nuts and bolts, etc.) I also experimented with some spray foam insulation at one stage. I think that I pushed the Winterstone to it's limits, and I may be able to answer other questions if you have them. ––Revel
01-01-2001, 10:49 PM
Thanks for the info. It sounds like it's worth experimenting with. I shied away from it because of the cost, but if you end up with a finished piece without moldmaking, casting or hollowing it's probably worth it.
Rox, this is one place to find out about it, I'm sure there are others. http://www.winterstone.com/ProductOverview.html
01-02-2001, 12:27 AM
Hey, nice - and thanks for the link. I will have to check this stuff out - looks like you can get some great results with it.
Is it heavy when dry? weight-wise, what would you compare it to?
01-05-2001, 03:30 PM
I'm not sure what to compare it to––heavier than clay and lighter than alabaster? This piece is less than 100lbs.. . . seemed pretty heavy when we were carrying it, but it's been light ever since. I really don't know what to tell you, although it's sold in 33 lb. bags(dry) and I used two for this.
01-05-2001, 03:33 PM
OooOOoooOOoooh! Thanks for the link! Verrrry interesting.
And yeah, I'm really curious how heavy it is. If it's got cement components it's presumably really heavy...?
-=- Jen "Mmm. Winter." de la Cruz
http://www.Pixelscapes.com and http://www.BewareOfArt.com
P.S.: Edited to say, looks like our posts passed each other in the night. That's about how heavy I suspected it would be. At least it's not rock-heavy. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
[This message has been edited by pixelscapes (edited January 05, 2001).]
01-08-2001, 12:27 PM
Thanks so much for the link..I know this will keep me busy for awhile..
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