Grekwood Miniatures

Monday, 23 July 2012

28mm Zombie Hospital beds - almost ready for sale...

I have some news which I think some of you might be glad to FINALLY hear. The hospital beds will be ready for sale in the next week or two (hopefully). We have cast loads so far, so many that the moulds have started to split (literally!).

Because of the shape of the beds, the moulds require bending quite a bit to get the beds out of the mould. So slowly little bits start breaking off in the mould. Luckily we have managed to get all those beds in the photo out first (see photo).

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So currently there is a limited availability, but we are going to remake the moulds so we can make more. I am probably going to do some work to the originals to make them pop out of the mould easier (to make it last longer). Nothing visual will change, it's all "behind the scenes" type work which won't make a difference to the actual look of the beds.

We plan to spray them with a white primer (nothing definite yet), because they just look better when they are white (also it'll make painting a lot easier as paint doesn't stick too well to the bare resin). So we thought we'd help everyone out a bit more. Plus white helps show up the detail far more.

Progress on the hospital building has slowed down currently as I am focussing on getting the beds ready for sale as it's been a while since I actually added new stuff to the website...gaahhhhhh...

I think that's it for now... so until next time, all comments are welcome as always! Thanks for reading :)


18 comments:

  1. Looks great! Nice to hear those are finally working!

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    1. Cheers, they are kinda working. Still having issues, but I don't think we can overcome them by casting alone. My intervention is needed hehe

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  2. Those beds look great. Sorry to hear about the mold problems. I hope your redesign of the bed fixes that for you.

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    1. I hope so too. They should look the same, but they'll just be easier to pull out of the mould without anything catching on the rubber :)

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  3. I see from that photo that you've got my order sorted, Carl! I guess your other customers are going to have to wait, huh?

    Seriously though, well done on getting you first batch ready for sale. I'll place an order as soon as you add them to the webstore.

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    1. Haha!! :P

      We're still getting a few tiny air pockets, but those are about less than half a mm in size, but I have decided, rather than delaying it (as the problem doesn't look like it will go away easily), I will fix them up with putty, so they are ready for sale. I took one of the earlier batches which had more problems, patched it up, and I am now painting them for the shop. But the good news is, once painted you can't even tell what problems there were, so all is good :)

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  4. Looking good Carl. There is an undercarriage to go with them though right?

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    1. Cheers! Ohhh yeah, I forgot to put them in the photo. They are all currently in a large Flora butter tub (cleaned out first of course!). But yes, they will all come with their very own undercarriage! :)

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  5. So much WANT!

    Due to finances I will have to break my order in two.

    So first of one complete set, then a bit selective on the next batch.

    Really looking forward to these!!!

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    1. Sounds like a plan!! In a couple of days (my next blog) I'll post a photo of the one's I've painted for the website. Then I'm hoping next week I can start selling them, fingers crossed anyway!

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    2. Fingers crossed indeed mate!

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  6. Rita Surgicare offers Hospital beds for those patients who needs special care for a speedy recovery from their illness.

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    1. Hi, cheers for the comment. These are actually miniatures measuring 40mm x 15-20mm used for war gaming.

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  7. Very descriptive blog! Hospital Bed is very useful if the person is recovering from surgery or needs relief from certain health conditions. It's also vital during the late stages of dementia when your loved one has difficulty in walking.

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