Since I've explained the basic process for this series in other posts, I'll keep things a bit simpler this time. Below are lots of sketches...for some reason, many more were needed to figure out the final shape of the "Aero-Bike".
These are all of the bits of "found objects" and wood pieces I crafted for the machine.
Now I start assembling the parts...I had to patch the landing gear with epoxy putty. As before, I coat everything with glue to give a bit of texture and seal up gaps.
Here's the "Aero-Bike" all put together, then painted with a base coat of brown acrylic.
Now, the final paint job.
Here's my desk in the studio, as I'm making the base for the piece.
I began to add more and more detail to the "swirling clouds". I probably made the base a bit too elaborate this time around...oh well.
I finished off the metal support wire with epoxy to give it a bit more strength than Sculpy would afford. You'll see in the inset image that I added another little "swirl" to support the tailpiece...I was afraid that the added weight of the Mandrill monkey would pull the "Aero-Bike" apart from the base.
All painted, but not glued together yet.
Next time...how I made the Mandrill pilot.