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Old 07-16-2012, 12:53 AM   #71
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Lol ya I had to clear out my attachments, my background is not fully finished but here is a picture I just took, its 2217 here so sorry for the dark picture.

I'm not sure about the background though, I'm already kind of bored of it.
Maybe paint some flowering vines on it??
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:57 AM   #72
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Well the plan was to use fake plants all over it but I have a new plan, its a secret for now lol well at least until I draw it up
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #73
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Draw it up yet?
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:32 PM   #74
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Yes I did!
I'm not 100% how I'm going to pull it off but I'm set on how I'm going to do it.
I'll post my drawing when I get home
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #75
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Yes I did!
I'm not 100% how I'm going to pull it off but I'm set on how I'm going to do it.
I'll post my drawing when I get home
Ok cool cant wait.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #76
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Alright, here is my new stand idea. I am set, this is what I want and what I am going to do. Ok so allot of people here know that I am a HUGE outdoors kinda person. So my stand idea is going to look like a tree. Odd I know but I'm stuck on this idea.

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The skeletal structure and wrapping is going to be the basic structure that you would normally use but its going to have a extra wrapping to make it look like bark. Does any of this make sense? Sorry for the jumbled doodle, I was a bit bored and kinda went doodle crazy. its kinda two drawings in one, the top one is the basic skeletal structure and the bottom is the finished look
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #77
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Alright, here is my new stand idea. I am set, this is what I want and what I am going to do. Ok so allot of people here know that I am a HUGE outdoors kinda person. So my stand idea is going to look like a tree. Odd I know but I'm stuck on this idea.

The skeletal structure and wrapping is going to be the basic structure that you would normally use but its going to have a extra wrapping to make it look like bark. Does any of this make sense? Sorry for the jumbled doodle, I was a bit bored and kinda went doodle crazy. its kinda two drawings in one, the top one is the basic skeletal structure and the bottom is the finished look
Great idea
that's soooo cool
Awesome
Going to be another stunning display piece by you
hope it turns out like the picture
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Haha at least my picture made sense to someone thanks Andrew!
I can't wait to get started but I haven't fully decided on how I'm going to pull it off yet. My thoughts were to use styrofoam because its easy to shape, sand, paint etc. plus it doesn't have to actually hold any weight just its kinda like a decorative skin lol
And it will gain hardness once it is painted with the drylok and a coat of epoxy making it waterproof as well. Sounds good?
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It's on the stand and on the outside of the tank, right? If so why would you go threw the trouble making it water proof? If it was me I would get the tank up and going then start on the outside part of it. I'm sure you can make it at least I know I could. But it would probably take me a couple years
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It's on the stand and on the outside of the tank, right? If so why would you go threw the trouble making it water proof? If it was me I would get the tank up and going then start on the outside part of it. I'm sure you can make it at least I know I could. But it would probably take me a couple years
I'd make it waterproof because I have little wee ones that like to set drinking glasses by the tank when they gander at it
Plus the added epoxy will make it harder so if I do happen to use styrofoam it won't dent/damage as easily plus I tend to make a watery mess when it comes to pwcs lol
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