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#8118
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
Very inspireing, thank you for the photos and the heads up for some of the problems like the resin leaking out..... I really want to do a river/stream that spans about 4 tiles or so. Maybe even staring at one of the complex corners cascading down those steps.
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#8119
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
ok i lost. there is no holding back anymore. that looks so nice and in your text it sounds so easy to make that i have no excuse not to start building my own individual pieces. i always thought it was hard to handel and i would ruin the expensive mm pieces. after seeing the river piece done with a fork in one of the threads a little while ago i started to build a little well and an entrance building for a short scenario i will play with my kids. but now i will take my dremel and a curved p.w. and try to transform it to the first part (of 4) of a large round room.
excellent work & thanks for the inspiration!
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#8120
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
very nice, congratulations
i wait for your next project with photos of it.
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#8121
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
Thanks to all for your kind words and encouragement.

I have attached a picture of the Dremel head I used for the job, I've no idea what it's called!

The resin mix I used is called 'Solid Water' , but I'm not sure how widely it's available. It's a two-part mix of resin and hardener.
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#8122
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
Dante,

The resin I used dried overnight. I poured it around 10pm and it was completely set by 7:30am next morning, no tackiness, no fingerprints! The manufacturer's instructions suggested 24 - 36 hours, but it didn't need that long.
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#8123
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hey thank you so much for sharing the detailed information with us. It's really appreciated.

I'm still curious to know why you started with a drill bit instead of just using the Dremmel tool... was it easier to start with a hole and then "clean out" the shape? Again, I'm just learning to use my Dremmel so this is why I'm so curious.

Once I get my hobby goods out of storage I may experiment with your technique!

Keep up the great work!
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#8124
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
I used the drill for the heavy stuff because it was quicker for cutting out large areas. Drilling also seems to generate small piles of curley grey stuff, instead of the clouds of poisonous dust made by the Dremel!!
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#8125
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
That makes sense. I started to think about it and it seems like it makes the most sense to drill a small hole in the center of what you've marked out and then eat away at the work toward the markings.

Thanks for the clarification!
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#8126
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hi. Could you show us a pic of the type of drill bit you used for the large initial hole? I have made some terrain with styrofome and a dremel. It does make a horific mess.
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#8127
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
This looks fabulous....I am gonna start on mine this weekend. With the current MM convention prices you can afford to really experiment. Buy a bunch of floor slabs and go to town with your dremel.

I completely agree with drilling out larger areas (shavings better than black lung disease)

Forstner bits will leave you with a completely flat bottom (except the tiny bit where the centerpoint rests)

Anyway this is super cool.

Danny
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#8128
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Other World... Very Nicely Done, and I Really Appreciate Your Efforts to Answer all of the Questions being Tossed your Way... I Would Love To See a Picture of The Materials You Used to Stop the Resin from Leaking... Could You perhaps Do a "Mock-up" of this So that I can Get an Idea of What you are Talking about? Thanks... And Huge Kudos on the Original Work...!
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#8129
Cavern Stream and Pool Conversion 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I'll do some 'work-in-progess pics of my next project. Watch this space in a couple of weeks.
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