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How to hand model a highly organic symmetrical form. - Copyright 2010.
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Low density foam mock-up phase helped me work out the proper form and surface details.
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Should have used the mill. Planning your shape is half the battle.
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Here is the mock up and final fifteen pound foam model taking shape.
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Applying pinstripe tape is rewarding when masking pulls paint off the edges.
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The form and surfaces are taking shape, creating some nice curves.
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It was decided to remove the spokes, thus creating a more futuristic feel.
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The primer and fine sand grit phase smoothed out the surfaces in preparation for paint.
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After a few light coats of coral blue paint, the prototype picked up tons of reflections. Yay!
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The rider had to be taped down to the bike while he was glued to get the correct stance.
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This is where i really got down to subtle details.
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The clay wheel cradles stay put while the glue dried, connecting the swing arms to the bike.
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For best results, outdoor photo shoot on white foam core.

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