Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

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Postby cotty » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:44 pm

Monster machines for the monster project...
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Postby Box » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:15 am

First bit of cooking.
18 layers of glass ready to be taken out of the oven.
A nice 600kg
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:57 am

As we move up through the layers it starts to be more recognisable as a figure, or at least parts of a figure.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:57 am

A new stage of the process. this is 4 of the cooked blocks racked on the gluing rig.
It's not that interesting to look at but is a major step towards completion.
The top section of the steel rack will clamp around the completed block and separates from the rest to be used for transportation and final lift and rotation into position.
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Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:05 am

that's insane!

this thing must cost!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:09 am

Yes, Cost indeed, we'll barely break even on them I'm afraid. But they'll get us other more lucrative work.
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Postby baz » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:02 pm

Box wrote:Yes, Cost indeed, we'll barely break even on them I'm afraid. But they'll get us other more lucrative work.


Thank god for artists, always optimists. XXX
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Postby tuna1957 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:09 pm

The further along this goes, the more impressed I get. :thumb: :thumb: Hope the "they'll get us more lucrative work" ends up actually happening. Been down that road plenty, always turned into a dead end for me.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby boofredlay » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:41 pm

Amazing work. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Bryan K » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:00 am

Thanks for the update and pictures. :thumb:
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:53 am

We are finally getting close to having one finished.
How he looks tonight with just a work light.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby baz » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:16 pm

Fantabulus!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby tuna1957 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:13 pm

off the scale !!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: looking at this last pic can't help thinking about solo frozen in the block of carbonite.......
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Mike Amos » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:51 pm

tuna1957 wrote:off the scale !!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: looking at this last pic can't help thinking about solo frozen in the block of carbonite.......


Agreed, more impressive all the time.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:55 pm

Once again been too busy to post lately but finally getting close to the end.
Quite a few technical bits and lighting etc to come so it will be another month or so until they are on site and properly visible.
But here they are just before the last 200 kilo block it fixed on the second one, basically making them finished.
They are almost impossible to photograph in this situation as the surroundings seem to suck the light out of everything. But in real life they are quite something.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:57 pm

Paranormal!

We should do a case study on this if you're up for it?

Show how you went from SU concept to reality. It'd be amazing
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:13 pm

Nice idea Rich, but maybe we could do it on one that is a little less complex. I'll be doing some that will be far easier to document the files and reality after this one. This has been 2 years in the making and a great deal of the R&D and changes in technical design decisions have been swallowed up in a pint glass or three.
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Postby Mike Amos » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:28 am

It would be interesting to see a case study, not the usual or run of the mill for sure. Nicely done to you all Box.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Bryan K » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:12 am

I looking forward to more pictures when you get a chance!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:14 am

It is something of a nerve racking day today. But so far so good.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby baz » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:31 am

The lifting frame looks to be a work of art on its own, what could possibly go wrong.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:10 am

baz wrote:The lifting frame looks to be a work of art on its own,
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Cost an arm and a leg for fabrication, not to mention engineering sign off. But it was all done in SU and the metal worker was happy that way.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:11 am

Here we go, the second one reaching its final position. First one in the foreground.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:15 am

This is fab. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:34 pm

Cheers Rich.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby cotty » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:59 pm

Congratulation for this step!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby db11 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:59 pm

Been following this throughout the process.

Really fascinating how it evolved, and all the material and design challenges that had to be addressed (the lifting frame being but one example). Totally impressive all the way around. Looking forward to seeing pics of the completed installation.

Congrats on making it to the end?!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby liam887 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:23 pm

Box wrote:Here we go, the second one reaching its final position. First one in the foreground.


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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:07 pm

It might be a while before we have finished photos. There is a bit of on site work needed to complete them and they have been enclosed to keep them from public view until the opening. Plus we have a bit of an issue with one of them that may necessitate it's return to the studio for some serious remedial treatment. On top of that, the things are almost impossible to photograph. Too many reflections.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby liam887 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:09 pm

Box wrote:It might be a while before we have finished photos. There is a bit of on site work needed to complete them and they have been enclosed to keep them from public view until the opening. Plus we have a bit of an issue with one of them that may necessitate it's return to the studio for some serious remedial treatment. On top of that, the things are almost impossible to photograph. Too many reflections.


Oh good news, I thought silence = smash smash :-)

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