This week is our final!
Though exhausted, we were so happy! Making toys is lots of fun! Phill said we should start an art toy club and keep making toys. I love this idea!
Anyway, I made 3 more Todds this week. A golden one, a white one, and a red one.
I love the last one best —— just like a folk tale, the youngest child is always the most beloved one.
So let’s talk about the third one.
This one is a little bit smaller than the first 2, about 10 cm tall — just like a real hamster. And I decided to paint it red and give it a white belly — again, just like a real (cartoon) hamster.
When I was making the last one, I was already a sanding master. So I generated this sanded him and the outcome is gorgeous, a beautiful smooth surface.
Before spraying, drill a nice butt hole so he can be fixed on a spray throne.
I gave him 3 layers of white primer coat, then sand it again, with #400, #600 sandpapers and water.
Then I sprayed 2 more white layers. After doing so, I taped his belly and gave 3 layers of red primer coat.
Looks perfect, except a little bit bleeding.
[I was too hurry to take a picture of this stage.]
Then I made a todo list:
[ ] left hand with bottle
[ ] right hand
[ ] teeth
[ ] cute tiny tail
[ ] ears
Teeth, hands, and the bottle were 3D printed, the tail is made of wire, so the only thing I need to do is spray them.
The first Todd’s ears were made of plastic half spheres, and now I run out of half spheres. Got to make some curved surfaces.
So a spoon and a vacuum former can fit this work flawlessly. I borrowed the vacuum former from Ben and stole a plastic spoon from the kitchen, and boom!
Frankly speaking, in the week I did more spraying than I had done in my whole life. And I think my dizzy feeling is caused by the toxic primers.
Oh, I almost forgot packing! Print a new bottle! And since I shrank the size of Todd, I can print a whole bottle at once and put the opening at the bottom.
[here should be a picture of bottle alone]
Draw two eyes on his face.
(At this moment, I felt I’m giving him life.)
I will surely miss this class! Classmates’ toys are amazing!