Bag end mailbox 1/1 scale

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  1. oysteinhole

    oysteinhole Well-Known Member

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    Bag end mailbox project

    Love the design on these Shire mailboxes and specially the one outside bag end




    so started to take pictures a little into the project , so here it is from the wood work and out ;)

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  2. oysteinhole

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    and the continue with metal , details etc

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    Made a playdo fleur di lis for casting them in resin .....needed 4 of these ;)
     
  3. oysteinhole

    oysteinhole Well-Known Member

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    The magic happened when the stain comes on ....over to some Worbla details

    Tok the resin out when they still where warm and flexible ...bendt them over so they took the same curve as the mailbox
     
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  4. oysteinhole

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    Made a base for it with some artificial grass/ ivy ...will plant it outside in the summer
     
  5. oysteinhole

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    Got some pictures outside ...but before the detail on the bracket was changed to Worbla .

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  6. MAAZ

    MAAZ Well-Known Member

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    Great job!
     
  7. clownluv15

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    Oh man that is absolutely beautiful! Something I've been wanting to do for a while now.
     
  8. oysteinhole

    oysteinhole Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ;) yes love the design and simplicity of it ....really hobbit ish
     
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  10. Maelstromme

    Maelstromme New Member

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    I just started a project like this! I live in an actual underground home and after visiting Hobbiton I decided that I would recreate the mailbox and gate as the entrance to my home. The only part I know I'll have a hard time with are the fleur de lis straps. Any chance i could but a set of castings from you? It looks amazing.
     
  11. nicom1234

    nicom1234 Active Member

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    Really like this! Very well done on those wrought iron effect supports, they look good :thumbsup
     
  12. oysteinhole

    oysteinhole Well-Known Member

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    No problem ...can cast you a set ore 2

    back home in 10 days PM me then ;)
     
  13. KevinBGoode

    KevinBGoode Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thist is judt awesome man! Very cool project!
     
  14. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Excellent!
     
  15. Nasdrasil

    Nasdrasil New Member

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    Awesome project! I'm doing something similar now only mine will be functional. As in... the door can open. I'm at the stage of finishing the fleur des lis casts. Any clues on how to get that old wrought iron look? My casts are black epoxy. Should I start with a metal spray and cover partly in matt black/dark grey? Or is there another trick to it?
     
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    Ok, I ended up using just the dark grey color of the epoxy (which was matt) and I touched some spots with dark silver. Looks good enough now :)
     
  17. Nasdrasil

    Nasdrasil New Member

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    So... This is what I ended up with. My only job left is to bolt it down in the front yard. Hopefully it will not get stolen... Excuse the lousy filter my phone put over the image. When it is out in it's place I'll take some daylight pictures.
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  18. Moviefreak

    Moviefreak Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice job.
     
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  19. FXengineer

    FXengineer New Member

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    This is fantastic work. I know what you mean about worrying. Its what's kept me from building a themed mailbox. But surprisingly, I've found that when something looks nice people, in general, leave things alone. Again, you've done great work.
     
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