Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Third Rocket

Finished the third rocket tonight. It needed very little trimming on the base. I beveled the bottom of the rocket to make adding the engine bells easier; rather than hand beveling each engine bell.

I carved multiple rectangular windows for the cockpit, and spent extra time putting seams in the body and around where the fins would go.

The last bit of carving was two vents between the fins on the top side, that butted up against the base of the rocket.

Three engine bells were trimmed, and joined to the base on the bevel. They point outward from the centerline of the rocket. The three tail fins are tight against the side of the rocket, and are placed so that the engine bells swell past the inside of the fins.

As a final touch, I added two short wings, half ovals, just below the cockpit. They remind me of the fins on the Dr. Zarkov's spaceship in the Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon serial.


Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

I really like the dragon vases. The way the dragon pieces are applied, and they way they look before they are fired, there is something almost fossil-like about them.

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