Things can only get better right?
Every now and again I like to take a short break from my bigger projects to give me a break. It gives me some time to ponder any issues I'm facing while still doing something productive rather than keep bashing away at the same model until I can't face working on it!
My boss helpfully gave me one such project project when he decided to adopt the Dumpster Fire meme as our team mascot:
|I'm not sure of the artist, but this is the original image which inspired my project|
This was enough of an excuse for me to make my boss a physical mascot!
|Now with extra rolley wheels!|
|I added the rib detailing on the outside with an embossing tool and ruler as Foamex takes indentation really well|
|The lids with the tiny hinges in place. I made the little handles from a Foamex rectangle on top of two cubes sanded into a more attractive curve shape|
|I used some mis-cast resin components from my box of Imperator spares to make the handles in the side - Once they were cut down and sanded, the imperfections didn't matter!|
|Skippy with his brand new face!|
|The lip around the rim was intentionally larger than the lids to make sure that they wouldn't fall through the gap when closed. Sounds obvious, but it's always the simple things that catch you out!|
The finished Mascot!
|The slightly transparent plastic was perfect for the bin bags! They were tied up at the top like real bin bags|
|In the end, I glued the fiery side lid open as it was stressing the coloured fire acetate opening and closing it. The other side still opens and closes quite happily though!|
|The tealight flickers like a real burning dumpster!|
|Rusty and hot - just the way I like my trash cans!|
|Skippy wouldn't be complete without some graffiti - 'This is fine...'|
|I really enjoyed making the mini rubbish - different bags, fish bones, an apple core, banana skin and pizza box were all made to decorate the interior and camouflage the tealight|
|The light switch and hole to replace his battery|
|Someone has helpfully scrawled his name on the side|