No, that isn’t a typo. I completely forgot to upload anything on last weeks progress, so straight to week 4/5. Unfortunately I have struggled these past two weeks, and not made nearly as much progression as I would have liked. The first couple of weeks just went TOO well, so with just 1 to go, I’m gonna need to pull out a bit of a miracle.
The main things I need to get done are as follows:
- Axles & Wheels.
- Translucent rear cover (almost finished already tbh).
- Centre part of character holder.
- SCREW BOSS!
- EYES! I keep forgetting about these.
So yeah, I’m going to need to rub this bugger down, as I really would like to spray it when I’m done.
Camoflague & White
Supra was conceived in 2006 as a part of the Krew Clothing Group; and to be honest it has never done much for me. Their roots are in skate footwear, an area I have never had an interest in; too big and bulky nine times out of ten. However they came to my attention not so long ago with their ‘Owen’ sneaker, a shoe based on the classic running silhouette I love oh so much. Then I found the Backwood…
Marketed as an “All-weather boot/athletic-shoe hybrid”, the Backwood looks nuts! The shape is elegant but not too in your face; the camo print is subtle yet stylish (especially at this current time of camo love), and the white midsole (made from their own in house developed SUPRAFOAM®) really sets these off. Being influenced as a boot also means that it should last longer than you will; no more worries of scuffing your new sneakers with these!
They’re available from the official Supra store in a variety of different colours, the black & white alternative also looks sweet. PLUS there’s a digi camo version if you’re feeling experimental; a tad too brash for me though.
Available at Supra – £80
Onitsuka Tiger Colorado ’85
Sand & Black
It has been quite a while since I last done one of these, but I want to do my best to keep this going!
Originally released in 1985, the Colorado is a fantastic looking retro sneaker. Onitsuka Tiger, the sub division of Asics; has been hugely influential worldwide since their conception in 1949. The Colorado was in fact originally designed primarily for use outdoors, with its breathable nylon and tough suede patches; taking design influence from the Ultimate ’81 and California ’78.
Available from End Clothing – £60
More progress this week, I have now practically finished the top half of my product (1st picture) with the vacuum formed HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), as well as the inner skin (2nd picture).
Good progress so far, although the far more complicated innards are still to come. Wish me luck!
Did another bit of practice yesterday before my test this morning. Wasn’t horrible, although I could have done with a wee bit more time. Either way, here’s another concept + board I created, and my resultant portfolio from the last couple of days work.
With a Solidworks test around the corner, I thought it’d be a good idea to come up with a concept; which wouldn’t just give me practice. The whole concept and brand came off the top of my head as I went through, with all the logo’s and layout created in Photoshop. Actually, I was kind of trying to make the front screen look like a crash helmet.
Hope you like!
Today was the first of five weeks in our University workshop, building prototype models of the products we have designed. The project was to design an interactive toy for children aged around 2-3 yrs, that could not exceed 15 x 15 x 15cm in space. I came up with a hovercraft, where wheels are ‘hidden’ underneath the craft, rotating a rudder at the back as it is pushed along.
Anyway, feel free to check out my full portfolio for this and other designs of mine at: My Coroflot Portfolio.