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24Mar/04Off

changes in the design

...Back on the machines to change a few things, after a few days of trying to figure out the design with Leslie Barany, H.R.Giger's agent and close friend. I think the train will look great with the new changes in the design.

The most important and challenging part of this project, is not only to have a good quality finished model. It is also about redesigning a whole train from various different design sources. So I am not making a model from one specific source of drawings.

Because of that, I am very often in contact with Leslie Barany via email discussing possibilities. Exchanging pics or talking by phone, asking him which elements of each design does he want me to incorporate into this model. It is great to have so many different good drawings and pick the best of each design to make a model. Leslie is being extremely cooperative, spending a lot of time trying to figure this dilemma with me and that is great because it makes me enthusiastic and all I want is see good results!

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23Mar/04Off

Shopping

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This is the one originally drawn for the train 50Engine_wheels.jpg

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23Mar/04Off

questions

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21Mar/04Off

photos

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20Mar/04Off

Shaping free hand

As I have finished machining everything and now I have started shaping the tricky curves... 47DSCF0003_3.jpg

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This is a jig/sanding block, it allows me to make sure I follow the same radius as the one in the drawing in this particular curve. I will use this technique to shape different curves/areas of the train. 47DSCF0001_5.jpg

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