I tried different ways of heating the plastic -under the lit gas oven I only managed to burn myself while holding the thick (1,5mm ) plastic sheet, under one single flame, icouldn't manage to get enough plastic melting! So i finally got round this stupid problem by holding the sheet of plastic under *4* different candles!
This is a bit lame, but I need to change the server of this site which is so slooow, and also to reactivate cdiorama.com
back again for good. Well, 6 pictures for such a small work might appear a bit stupid, but i have them so... those intakes where done from surprisingly thin metal, and their peculiar shape led me to no other choice than to vacu-form the shape in 2 parts. The first part was to build a master. I then cut 2 plastic rounds to the right dimensions of the upper and lower parts and used some Magic Sculp to sculpt the shape, I then sanded the final master.
Products heads up
I was sent that Pebeo Cernes Relief product some time agio and liked it straight away. Its fine tip allows me to make joints between the stuff i embbed in water and the stuff itself like my graves here.
It dries just like regular glossy Acrylic gel that you can find in art shops or Valejo's Water Effect (which is exactly the same stuff)
The reason I use those flex-pad instead of other solutions is seen here: I have been owning the same since 4 years and even though mine are in bad shape they still work alright. I love the "blade tip" which allows to sand in the crevices
That's a hobby sort of posting. I recently bought Uschi van der Rosten's metalic pigments and well, I used to know Alex before he was Uschi you see and this kind of posts can't do him wrong.