I made this steam engines miniature for my diploma animation stop motion film. Actual photograph reference were taken while on my research journeys to various places. Studying details of structure and their working from those actual steam engine was real fun. certain changes have been done while constructing the miniature that to its purpose in the shoot , Too much detailing should be compromised according to the requirement and time constraint.
Initial drawings :
Digital Rendered sketches:
Scraps to Structure:
Plan of work : The trick is to find out similar miniature object lying around us in day to day life. Imagining and comparing shapes of normal household and scraps lying around us to those actual engine parts made my work more easier. these are some of the stuffs i picked for making this engine miniature.
Cardboard box and Catridge sheets – for the cabin and body parts
Stainless steel vessel : For the steam drum
Plastic mug for the interior : (red) coal burner
Plastic bottles,tubes, Empty pen refill’s and lids : For various drums and pipe joints
Empty Perfume can and its lid : Drum And water filler
Plywood : For chaises
Ice cream sticks : For front Grill
Foam boards and wood reaper’s for support
MDF cuttings : For decoration
LED light and wire : For Head light
Synthetic Adhesives, Wudfil, Masking tape, Nails, Mat Black paint, blue /yellow / Brown / silver Paint
Finished model before painting.