Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated October 2018)

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Gorthaff » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:07 pm

I don't think I have mentioned yet, how amazingly good I think you are at this. So now I do. Great job!
I couldn't come up with anything smart, original or funny, so <=THIS=> is what you get.
ENJOY IT!!!

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Zupponn » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:35 pm

I like that new abstract one. Reminds me of the painting The Starry Night for some reason.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by CaptainZebra » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:50 am

The frame looks really professional and makes it just pop.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Silverdream » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:19 pm

Yeah, that's a really nice frame. Did you buy it from the frame store?

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Blitzen » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:41 pm

I'm disappointed that the frame is not mitred
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Tzan » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:41 pm

Blitzen wrote:I'm disappointed that the frame is not mitred
Thats super difficult.
I made a bookcase in highschool, the sides were like frames, not solid.
All the corners were mitered, badly.

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Blitzen » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:05 pm

My dad always makes me mitre everything. It looks great. And when you show people your mitred corners you can be all like "that was super difficult but it looks great."
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Tzan » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:20 pm

Its great you got some practice.
Unfortunately 17 year old me didn't practice 20 times on pine before butchering some red oak. :D
The end product looks cool still.

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Natalya » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:58 am

Silverdream wrote:Yeah, that's a really nice frame. Did you buy it from the frame store?
No, it's 3/4" angle aluminum from Home Depot.
Blitzen wrote:I'm disappointed that the frame is not mitred
I don't have a chop saw. I used a hand-held hacksaw to cut the metal. With my tools there's no way I could achieve a result I'd be proud of when it comes to the metal frames. If I make a backing "frame" on some of the larger rectangular pieces then that's always mitred. (See the giant Link for example.)
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Keldoclock » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:01 pm

Natalya wrote: I don't have a chop saw. I used a hand-held hacksaw to cut the metal. With my tools there's no way I could achieve a result I'd be proud of when it comes to the metal frames. If I make a backing "frame" on some of the larger rectangular pieces then that's always mitred. (See the giant Link for example.)
So get a chop saw. When I need one I go to my local hackerspace. It's a wonderful place to lose a few fingers. The coffee there is the best, and everyone is so friendly!

You could also make a guide jig out of wood and clamps. The worst thing that can happen is you waste a bunch of time and buy more tools (and many, many more clamps), which is still a pretty good result.

What kind of hacksaw do you use? I use a Bahco 325. I think it's the best of the cheap hacksaws.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Natalya » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:12 am

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Some of you maybe already saw this on Facebook. Sorry I don't have better pictures.


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I think this is even better than angry Rei.

Artistic Notes:
- Stained glass on clear glass with silicone to glue it down and grout between the lines.
- NOT a tracing!! Sure it's still The Major, but this time I free-handed her while looking at a reference picture. Makes me feel better about it.
- Purple bars are a binary representation of one of the days I was working on it.
- I have not decided on a title, but I am thinking of "This Day Will Last Forever" which kind-of fits with the top part.
- "This Day Will Last Forever" is also part of a line in a Judas Priest song.
- That's me holding the piece in first pic; one of my derby team mates and stained glass padawan/disciple took the picture.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated January 2016)

Post by BFenix » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:10 am

I think that you should do something Brikwars-related in a relatively small size so you could then build the Dread Pirate 2x2/DSM/Brikthulhu Church of Re-retkonstruktion and use it as a stained glass rose behind the altar, so every minifig would travel there to worship it and bring their ABS offerings in hopes of delaying Ragnablok.

:studgod:

EDIT: Sorry, let myself go for a bit there. That last one is pretty great, digging the sun/fireball behind the binary bars and the infinity symbol.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated January 2016)

Post by Tzan » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:35 am

Wow! really great!

Things become more impressive when you exaggerate a direction.
Vert. or horiz. I like vertical.


6/1/16 neat idea.

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated January 2016)

Post by Keldoclock » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:49 am

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated January 2016)

Post by Gorthaff » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:54 pm

What is tahat infinity symbol and two lines in the sun supposed to represent?
I couldn't come up with anything smart, original or funny, so <=THIS=> is what you get.
ENJOY IT!!!

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