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05. Cutting Corners (Dreamwave Styling)

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Old 03-13-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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05. Cutting Corners (Dreamwave Styling)

Cutting Corners (Dreamwave Styling):

I usually refer to multi-angled designs as a Dreamwave style, as [they're] the first time I'd seen it used on TFs. The G1 cartoon was a straightforward box-shaped robot, where Don Figueroa began giving those same robots more angles in order to make them appear more complex. Shown [below] is a project I'm working on that has each angle individually measured and cut to create this style. In this tutorial I'll show you how it can be done easier, faster, and on a smaller scale:

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I've got three panels cut for the front and sides. They will double up over the existing forearm extension:

Glue the panels over the others and allow drying. Get a flat object and some sticky-back sandpaper. Use 180 grit and work your way finer:

You can sand either up and down, or side to side. Just be sure [not to] put pressure on the object. Let the sandpaper grit do the cutting:

Be sure to check periodically to make sure you're not over sanding or sanding unevenly:

Every edge has been sanded. The panel is still as strong as the base forearm:

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