Thursday, 17 January 2013

SP/VSF Month: Ishoo Sventy-Wun Aye: Robida House (part one)

It's been a while since the last update, all because this one is so epic! So epic in fact, that this ishoo's been split into two parts, each dealing with half the project!
Some of you will be familiar with Albert Robida, the french futurist who did some amazing illustrations in the 1880s and 90s. One in particular has always been a favourite - his aerial rotating house. In fact, it was the desire to build something similar which fueled SP/VSF month. So here it is in it's epic glory - the pylon of the Robida house.
Take it away, Grot!

Greg the Hoodling thought I should point out that you glue the plasticard to the COASTER. Not the CD. Use super glue, and go a little at a time and you'll find it wraps on easily enough.

The trick here is to use the point of the scribing tool to apply gentle preassure on the back of the strip. Be careful not to punch all the way through the plasticard. When you flip it, there'll be a nice rivet-shaped bulge. If you don't have a scribing tool, a pin or nail should work fine. Sorry, the photo's crud and I didn't realise until upload time...

Yes, it's really called a plastic canvas. They come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, and are used for embroidery as far as I know. You can get them at craft shops.

 And there you are! The pylon of the Robida Hose is complete! We'll be back very soon with the actual house which sits on top of the pylon.

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