Toucan Progress, Almost There!

April 25, 2011

Here’s a bunch of progress photos for the toucan sculpt. He is very close to being done. Hopefully on Wednesday this week, the electronics and LEDs will be all hooked up and ready to go.

The rivets were made with tiny metal stickers I got from the scrapbooking section at joanns. The wood base is made of old shipping pallets. I had a lot of help from my friends Mike Marras and Dave McLiesh to get it built and looking cool. It will have some old travel labels glued to it once it is done.

This has been quite a learning process every step of the way. Almost everything done with this piece, I have never done before in the past. I was particularly happy with the peeling paint effect that I got. I used this technique to get it looking layered.

More to come very soon!



  1. This is so awesome! How do you keep the weight down?

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