Warlock House

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More fun with Hirst Arts, or Castlemolds®, molds.

Supply List:


1. Aleen’s Tacky Glue
2. Mold #70 Fieldstone Wall Mold
3. Mold #260 Flagstone Floor Tile Mold
4. Carstock (I used a DiGiorno Pizza box)
5. Legos
6. Merlin’s Magic Dental Stone


Bruce Hirst of Hirst Arts has created a great mold and project for creating a Warlock House. This was one of the first project that I started using his molds. After reading through the Hirst Arts website I decided to use dental stone for my casts. Dental stone is a lot heavier than other options, but is very strong and is hard to chip.

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Pizza box at work:
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Bruce Hirst mentions the use of Legos. I cannot recommend this enough. They are very useful when aligning and gluing pieces.

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Aleen’s Tacky Glue is great for gluing dental stone. Bruce mentions that a little is all you need. I agree with this and you should just apply a little to both pieces. Try to avoid having so much glue on the pieces that it squeezes out when the pieces are placed together. The glue dries fairly quick, but I wouldn’t make too many adjustments until it has about 24 hours to dry.

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This is a closeup view of some windows. I’ve found that the grey Merlin’s Magic dental stone is harder to cast without getting air bubbles. I created a personal vibration table and it works great in getting air bubbles out during the casting process. I will add a post later on how I created the table. The white dental stone seems to be easier to work with and I usually get less air bubbles during the casting process. There are several theories on why the different color dental stones work differently during the casting process.

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There are noticeable gaps between the levels (rows of bricks). This doesn’t really bother me. Painting, using green stuff, and Crayola® Model Magic® can all help with removing these lines.

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The next couple of pictures are of the second floor and tower.

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Legos at work again…

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The remaining pictures are just “in work” pictures. I will add more when the Wizard House has been completed.

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Notes:
I did not add the skulls and do not plan on adding them. However, I do plan on having some painted that I can be added as needed (not glued).


TO DO:
Add torches
Paint
Weigh

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