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Viewfinder by Louie Rochon

A giant sized project by Louie Rochon. He takes us through every step of the way from basic design to despatch of the finished piece.

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Wringing cloth strips of excess glue.
Wringing cloth strips of excess glue.

Letting glued strips set until tacky.
Letting glued strips set until tacky.

Hand placing glue-dipped cloth strips on critical areas needed for extra support.
Hand placing glue-dipped cloth strips on critical areas needed for extra support.

First layer of papier mache - tedious and sloppy work.
First layer of papier mache - tedious and sloppy work.

Mixing 'Scultamold,' a plaster-like material that I will layer on inside for added strength.
Mixing 'Scultamold,' a plaster-like material that I will layer on inside for added strength.

Layering 'Sculptamold' on interior.
Layering 'Sculptamold' on interior.

Hand applying one of dozens of layers of glue for added strength.
Hand applying one of dozens of layers of glue for added strength.

Applying final glue baths to upside down piece. Next step is undercoat and then paint after a few days of drying.
Applying final glue baths to upside down piece. Next step is undercoat and then paint after a few days of drying.

Applying first of three coats of 'Gesso,' a chalk like primer which ensures uniform and vibrant color when painted - next step.
Applying first of three coats of 'Gesso,' a chalk like primer which ensures uniform and vibrant color when painted - next step.

Gesso completed. Ready for paint and sealing.
Gesso completed. Ready for paint and sealing.

Initial Paint prior to sealing.
Initial Paint prior to sealing.

Front
Front

Side View, Prior to Sealing.
Side View, Prior to Sealing.

Signing the work.
Signing the work.

4 x 8 sheets of polystyrene for constructing custom shipping crate.
4 x 8 sheets of polystyrene for constructing custom shipping crate.