My COVID-19 lockdown side project - LESF shadow box.


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1 minute ago, kalibratecuba said:

Very nice!
Only one problem.
I don't think the tourists will buy it without a glass top.
 

Actually. There is a glass top.  :D I have to give it a cleaning before remounting it. 

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Thanks. It didn't look bad without it, but my intention was to always include one. 
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I've got two more similar ones in progress.  I even made a Don Jose. 
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Man, what a good way to use empty box! I really like to have cigar box art in my man cave!

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Here are the final products. I made two shadow boxes from 1 empty LESF box.
The larger one is composed of the following.
  • inner flap art
  • cedar sheet
  • serial # seal
  • numbered badge
  • side of box
  • bottom of box where factory and date code are
  • the descriptive insert
  • a replica of the cigar made from a wood dowel and paper mache. Painted with acrylic paint, adorned with original bands
The small one uses:
  • the top of the box,
  • the back where the outer stickers wrap around to,
  • mounted bands
  • replica cigar made the same way.
The last photo is of the first one mounted on the wall with its' glass lid on.
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That's a sick cigar art for sure! How did you make replica cigar for your project?

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8 minutes ago, bundwallah said:
I bought wood dowels of various sizes. (like below)?u=https%3A%2F%2Fimgs.michaels.com%2FMAM%2Fassets%2F1%2F726D45CA1C364650A39CD1B336F03305%2Fimg%2FF7DB9A00D6364ECBA1DE3D996CAEE823%2F28712_9162-00_u.jpg%3Ffit%3Dinside%257C540%3A540&f=1&nofb=1
I made some paper mache "glue" basic white flour and warm water, to a consistency I liked.
I then took some small pages of sketching paper. (not too thin or thick). I lay it out horizontally and cut two triangles away from the top and bottom.  This is my "leaf". I crumple it to give it texture then  I roll it around the dowel to see where the best coverage on the stick is. When ready, I run it through the paper mache mixture.  I use a pie pan to be able to fit it.  The dowels are never the perfect RG so I make as many "leaves" as I need to make it match. I have an RG tool from one of those Habanos publictions. When it fits, I'm done. I give it about 4 hours to dry. Sand it down a bit then paint it with acrylic paint.
Here's a few pics.
Here's a bare dowel against a real LESF
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Here's a few prototypes of no cigars in particular. I added some Clear Havanas bands I have laying around.  These were done to test the build process and painting. I dont love the hues on these ones so I might touch them up later.
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This is the finished LESF prior to mounting.  You can kinda see the way the paper wraps around  like a rolled cigar.
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That's a huge load of work! I'm not sure whether I can make the exact same replica cigar! The replica wrapper looks like Maduro BTW ?.

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43 minutes ago, Connoisseur Kim said:

That's a huge load of work! I'm not sure whether I can make the exact same replica cigar! The replica wrapper looks like Maduro BTW ?.

It's not that difficult actually. I spend more time waiting for them to dry than to make them.  :)  And  I forgot to add, you cut the dowels to match the length and sand down one end to make the head.  

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It's not that difficult actually. I spend more time waiting for them to dry than to make them.    And  I forgot to add, you cut the dowels to match the length and sand down one end to make the head.  
I'll try that for sure when I add some cigar arts in my man cave! The problem is I'm bad at crafting and using sandpaper...

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9 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

.....Mary must be thrilled  :D

:lol: She actually likes them.  She's been encouraging me to do more creative stuff and get off the computer.

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12 minutes ago, BTWheezy said:

Very cool project @bundwallah....how long did it take to make the stunt cigars?  They’re quite realistic!

Not that long. I did take my time and did it in multiple time slots. But I'd estimate, maybe 2/3 hours to cut, sand, paper mache and paint them.  Waiting for the paper mache to dry and harden takes longer.

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