Metal from Paper

Wed, 17 Mar 2010

Some days are all about background, putting things in place for the next stage of a model. Today has been one of those days. Lots of work with nothing much to show for it. Ah well.

I've had a couple of ideas for projects and a nice chat with my parents. My dad and I were discussing what it was that makes a metal look like a metal. What quality of the surface gives it that metalic look. It came up again later in the day when I was trying to recreate a metallic effect for the side of a model. I'm fairly sure it is all about the reflections, this makes it hard on a model because as the model is rotated the reflections need to change. What would you think about using kitchen foil in a model? Is it something that everyone has available to them?