Tuesday, August 31, 2010

UFT II Exposed!

Okay, here's my faux studio shots of the UFT II:

All I did was set up a poster board in my garage.
I was way too close to the subject so the images are a bit distorted.
Here's the cracked porthole window with the lustre glaze:

The white gold lustre came out great.
The landing gear with the tire patch and the running lights I added using a texture glaze:

The nozzles and what they look like inside:

I like that word.
The patches and the metallic finish:

That's the same glaze I used on the Industrial Teapot, with a really thin coat of that lustre glaze on it. The lustre didn't really do much to it.
By the way, that satin black I used on the tires, would have been great on the Industrial Teapot handles.
Which leads me to the not so good parts.
First, the lid was set really tight, so tight that when I glazed it, the thin layer of glaze changed the fit:

You can see it sort of rockin and a rollin on there.
Not so good and I should know better.
I may have to bust out the Dremel and grind down the opening some.
Maybe not.
The addition of the running lights, looks exactly like what it was: a last minute thing. I also wanted to use some blue there.
As I mentioned earlier though, I think I needed to go full on with the patches and fixes or not at all. Or maybe the patches just needed to be bigger for more emphasis. Over all the composition seems in between something.
Like I started to go somewhere with it and just stopped.
If you know what I mean.
I think UFT III and UFT IV will be the same versions of this except one will be really slick and the other really decrepit looking.
So anyways, there you go, submitted for your approval, the UFT II:


John Romeo Alpha said...

limom thanks for sharing the process of creating these UFTs with us. We get to see the best part last, when they come out and the glazes show their full color and luster. And of course there's the nozzles. You have a knack for nozzles.

limom said...

I thought it might be interesting to show what goes into stuff you only see when it's finished. I think part of appreciating art is knowing what goes on behind the scenes, knowing how stuff was made.
Besides, for me it's the process that I enjoy the most.
Oh, and the sale.