Model: (Click to see more) 58015: Rough Rider
Status: Other
Date: 18-Mar-2009
Comments: 15
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i have finally finished some of my rough rider cages and bumpers. it is quite a long process, but i am really pleased with the results!!

Here is quick description of how they came into the world!

1, make the original form. i did this using 4 and 6mm diameter acrylic rod, bent using a combination of heat and jigs, glued together with solvents, and 3mm perpex sheet for the mounting plate.

2. make 2 part molds of these using silicone rubber

3, make wax versions of the originals with the mold.

4' 'invest' the waxes in a type of plaster casing, adding runners and risers for the metal to eventually run around.machine off excess bits,

5, put the investments into a kiln for 5 days so that the wax is vaporized out of the plaster leaving a negative space

6, put baked investments into a big pit of sand, pour in molten aluminium, and allow to cool

7, chop away investment to reveal your sexy bits of metal

8, machine off excess bits, fettle, file, smooth, drill, polish and go ooooh!


i hope that is clearish!


bumper rear cage an investment. the hole is to pour the ali into molten ali! chopping out the bits makes a mess coming clear on the car

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
new shiny bits at last!

Comments

OCD

18-Mar-2009

Remarkable work!!

giantobo

18-Mar-2009

giantobo

18-Mar-2009

Great job !!! when start the sale ??

amigamad

18-Mar-2009

These look amazing quality work .

mighty peesh

18-Mar-2009

probably have some ready in a few weeks, but will post when ready.

Trexx75

18-Mar-2009

WoW,great job !

jeffy

18-Mar-2009

Or these going on sale then they look really good

ducatikid

18-Mar-2009

Brilliant!! Would love a rear cage if your making any more?

ducatikid

18-Mar-2009

Brilliant!! Would love a rear cage if your making any more?

CUSTOM TAM

18-Mar-2009

Wonderfull job !, congratulations !!
Regards

Blackbobba

18-Mar-2009

Wow, very impressing - that's real craftsmen work! Great job, hats off!

Road Burner

19-Mar-2009

Awesome bumper!

Jez Thain

19-Mar-2009

awesome job man! turned out some beautiful pieces there, look fantastic on the car

twisty

2-Apr-2009

Fantastic!!!!!

Lawnshedguy

17-Apr-2011

This is simply amazing, I find it hard to believe that no one else has commented!!??
Did you sell the extras that you made?
If there's any left I'm definately interested....Very nice work.


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