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#181 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Ohhhhh so pretty... They put me in an ethereal place, like starry nights and milkyway


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

Nice. What is this about a new compressor? What happened to Fuji?


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#183 Kerry Beal

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

Fuji is still around - but in the process of playing with young Kyle's compressor and Badger airbrush I decided I needed a regular compressor (read quiet) for quick work.  I found two identical, very quiet compressors on Kijiji, both well away from where I live, and e-mailed to ask if they would consider shipping figuring neither would answer.  Both responded within a few minutes of each other!  So dhardy123 has one of them now and I the other.

 

It is an Iwata Studio Series Smart Jet - really quiet and demand triggered.  Now to work around the frustration of a blocking badger - I've had coloured cocoa butter under my nails for a week.  



#184 RobertM

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

Those are beautiful, love the colors....

#185 curls

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:59 PM

Kerry, beautiful eggs!

#186 janeer

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

I would like some of those! Very pretty with the gold, Kerry.



#187 keychris

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

That Iwata is exactly the compressor that the Australian qualifier for the WCM uses :) They look beautiful!



#188 keychris

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

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A kahlua caramel. A few air bubbles, but overall I'm happy with them - had to leave in the cabinet for two days before I could cap them though, the caramel is *very* soft!

 

and my 'signature' chocolate: the ladybird mold.

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I'll definitely be able to do those better when I have saved enough to spray!


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#189 lebowits

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

Fuji is still around - but in the process of playing with young Kyle's compressor and Badger airbrush I decided I needed a regular compressor (read quiet) for quick work.  I found two identical, very quiet compressors on Kijiji, both well away from where I live, and e-mailed to ask if they would consider shipping figuring neither would answer.  Both responded within a few minutes of each other!  So dhardy123 has one of them now and I the other.

 

It is an Iwata Studio Series Smart Jet - really quiet and demand triggered.  Now to work around the frustration of a blocking badger - I've had coloured cocoa butter under my nails for a week.  

If you have a dehydrator, put the Badger in there for a while and let it all melt.  Then attach it to the compressor and blow it clean.  Works like a charm.


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#190 Kerry Beal

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:37 PM

Good idea - but a pipecleaner did the trick the other night.



#191 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:23 AM

Been playing with eggs (of course), and surprising myself with how much fun I'm having. Not sure I'll be able to part with "Poetry Egg," though. Sigh.

 

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#192 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:27 AM

I'll definitely be able to do those better when I have saved enough to spray!

 

The bugs are very funky--definitely keep up on them. You're hand-dropped the white dots, then painting or airbrushing the red shell?

 

Kind regards,

 

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#193 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:29 AM

yay piping!

Yay style! Those are exquisite!

 

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#194 Kerry Beal

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:54 AM

Rich - I've been looking at the eggs on your website.  They are quite gorgeous.  I was quite intrigued by Ovum 4 and 5.  Did you drop a drop of very lean coloured cocoa butter then hit it with an empty airbrush?  Amazing effect on the green and gold egg as well.  Actually amazing effects on all of them!



#195 jharkins

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

Beautiful! Very different from other things ive seen. 



#196 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

Rich - I've been looking at the eggs on your website.  They are quite gorgeous.  I was quite intrigued by Ovum 4 and 5.  Did you drop a drop of very lean coloured cocoa butter then hit it with an empty airbrush?  Amazing effect on the green and gold egg as well.  Actually amazing effects on all of them!

Hi Kerry,

 

Pretty close. I blast a nearly-dry airbrush for 3-4 second each spot, then move on--a trick I picked up while visiting Paul Debondt in Pisa. Fill in afterward with an airbrush or colored lustre. There are a few wilder eggs on our facebook page that haven't made it to the site yet.

 

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#197 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:05 PM

Beautiful! Very different from other things ive seen. 

Thank you!


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#198 Kerry Beal

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

Rich - I've been looking at the eggs on your website.  They are quite gorgeous.  I was quite intrigued by Ovum 4 and 5.  Did you drop a drop of very lean coloured cocoa butter then hit it with an empty airbrush?  Amazing effect on the green and gold egg as well.  Actually amazing effects on all of them!

Hi Kerry,

 

Pretty close. I blast a nearly-dry airbrush for 3-4 second each spot, then move on--a trick I picked up while visiting Paul Debondt in Pisa. Fill in afterward with an airbrush or colored lustre. There are a few wilder eggs on our facebook page that haven't made it to the site yet.

 

Rich

Looking at your facebook page - I'm interested in what sort of an airbrush you are using - looks like an external mix of some sort?


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#199 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

 

Rich - I've been looking at the eggs on your website.  They are quite gorgeous.  I was quite intrigued by Ovum 4 and 5.  Did you drop a drop of very lean coloured cocoa butter then hit it with an empty airbrush?  Amazing effect on the green and gold egg as well.  Actually amazing effects on all of them!

Hi Kerry,

 

Pretty close. I blast a nearly-dry airbrush for 3-4 second each spot, then move on--a trick I picked up while visiting Paul Debondt in Pisa. Fill in afterward with an airbrush or colored lustre. There are a few wilder eggs on our facebook page that haven't made it to the site yet.

 

Rich

Looking at your facebook page - I'm interested in what sort of an airbrush you are using - looks like an external mix of some sort?

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It's a little finicky with cocoa butter--have to keep it warm--but I like the control, especially with the finer tip.

 

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#200 Kerry Beal

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

Funny - I ordered one of those a couple of days ago.  It comes with 3 nozzles - hoping the 1.07 will minimize the blocking issues.  



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:10 AM

Been playing with eggs (of course), and surprising myself with how much fun I'm having. Not sure I'll be able to part with "Poetry Egg," though. Sigh.

 

Rich

 

Rich, I'm loving the Gold Egg... how did you get that effect?  Congrats on awesome work!



#202 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

Hi Lana,

 

The gold egg was the simplest. I splattered blue, then gold lustre into the mold, warmed, tossed in a handful of cacao, then finally shot in the tempered chocolate. Sold the orange egg yesterday. Slightly sad, but it went to a good home!

 

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#203 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:35 AM

Funny - I ordered one of those a couple of days ago.  It comes with 3 nozzles - hoping the 1.07 will minimize the blocking issues.  

It'll still block--I keep a blow dryer nearby for frequent warming. It's important to ensure the washer in the nozzle head is completely screwed in before each use, or it will *definitely* block. Also, I keep the whole assembly warm for 30 minutes of so before use.

 

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#204 mostlylana

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

Hi Lana,

 

The gold egg was the simplest. I splattered blue, then gold lustre into the mold, warmed, tossed in a handful of cacao, then finally shot in the tempered chocolate. Sold the orange egg yesterday. Slightly sad, but it went to a good home!

 

Rich

 

Ahh, it was the handful of cacao giving that cool rustic look... 'the holes' :)



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

Ooooooo I'm stoked I get to post something in the 'showroom finish' thread, so used to the 'crappy chocolate' thread! Been messing around with chocolate a little more lately, and getting good results. Heres the best I've done with my polycarbonate. Has a simple caramel filling.

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#206 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:03 AM

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Wow, Lior, that striped effect on the chocolates looks amazing!

Wow! I love the stripy pucks!

 

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#207 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

Funny - I ordered one of those a couple of days ago.  It comes with 3 nozzles - hoping the 1.07 will minimize the blocking issues.  

Kerry,

 

I finally killed my airbrush over the Easter rush (the threading that holds the lock-screw in place stripped) and replaced it with a Paasche VL internal mix, which I've now used twice and LOVE. It gives me complete control of the pressure and density directly from the trigger and doesn't stuff up as much. I was afraid the internal mix would be harder to clean, but it's actually much easier. Sorry to pass this along *after* you purchased you new brush!

 

Kind regards,

 

Rich


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#208 Kerry Beal

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

Funny - I ordered one of those a couple of days ago.  It comes with 3 nozzles - hoping the 1.07 will minimize the blocking issues.  

Kerry,

 

I finally killed my airbrush over the Easter rush (the threading that holds the lock-screw in place stripped) and replaced it with a Paasche VL internal mix, which I've now used twice and LOVE. It gives me complete control of the pressure and density directly from the trigger and doesn't stuff up as much. I was afraid the internal mix would be harder to clean, but it's actually much easier. Sorry to pass this along *after* you purchased you new brush!

 

Kind regards,

 

Rich

Using the Paasch external mix with the large nozzle- and loving it!  The Badger 350 - not so much!



#209 DancingLion Chocolates

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

 

Funny - I ordered one of those a couple of days ago.  It comes with 3 nozzles - hoping the 1.07 will minimize the blocking issues.  

Kerry,

 

I finally killed my airbrush over the Easter rush (the threading that holds the lock-screw in place stripped) and replaced it with a Paasche VL internal mix, which I've now used twice and LOVE. It gives me complete control of the pressure and density directly from the trigger and doesn't stuff up as much. I was afraid the internal mix would be harder to clean, but it's actually much easier. Sorry to pass this along *after* you purchased you new brush!

 

Kind regards,

 

Rich

Using the Paasch external mix with the large nozzle- and loving it!  The Badger 350 - not so much!

I agree. The Badger is more like an elephant compared with the Paasche. Still have mine, but haven't used it in years.


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#210 carl_spencer

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:18 PM

Damned beautiful chocolates!


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