My enthusiasm remains powerful for this project and empowered with the success of the first chassis (it’s square, the hornblocks slide nicely, it rolls, it’s the right size) I want to keep moving and do more but I’m not sure what that “more” is. I should probably start practicing making the parts for the next full iteration of the chassis where the focus is refining the look of the finished thing. Last night I just needed to make something and with three projects underway right now adding one more unfinished thing into the mix really isn’t the right approach and I knew, damn full well, if I picked up my phone I was likely to just buy something else to get around to and that’s also not the answer.
So, I grabbed some styrene scraps and started making up the of the surface texture on one side of the chassis. When I started this work my intention was to busy my hands, calm my mind, “do something”. As I worked I realised that what was really intended to be “busy work” became a worthwhile evaluation of how I should assemble the next iteration. As each little piece of plastic was cut and fitted into place I thought about how I would fabricate its replacement so this exercise returned some powerful suggestions for what I should think about next.
I do really like the way texture and shadow work on this and its certainly validating the decision to keep practicing this. I can’t wait to run this model but I also can’t wait to keep working on it. Feels good.