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18Mar/04Off

Finished milling

For now I've got all the major pieces milled. And I think tomorrow I can start hand shaping it.

I've hollowed the shell to fit the wheels later and to make the overall model lighter. 46DSCF0009.jpg

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I've also chopped this piece in the back, to later carve the smooth curve. 46DSCF0010.jpg

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17Mar/04Off

milling machine

I've used the milling machine to cut the excess material from the middle ridge and sides. My aim, before I start hand sculpting the more organic shapes, is to mill as much excess material as possible from the block. It creates more guidelines for when I sculpt it later, and it ensures that the proportions and its symmetry are all ok.

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17Mar/04Off

basic shape of the shell

This is the basic shape nearly done. I've used some rasps and sanding blocks to get it to this stage. Later I will use the milling machine to do some bits before I start shaping the side curves...

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15Mar/04Off

Train

Today I've started my main and final project for the completion of my degree, a three dimensional actualization of a futuristic train for Leslie Barany, H.R.Giger's agent. I am following the original design sketches and paintings that Leslie feeds me. I'm also greatly aided in the process of this model by CGI key frame shots which I was provided by a rendering company based in London, thanks to Les for authorizing me the request of such confidencial data!

The droid I will complete over the weekends and whenever I can get a gap from working on this train. The train is BY FAR my priority, though.

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