The lettering was curved to the shape of the scroll using the warp tool. The only thing not settled was the ornamentation on the scroll as the debate had not yet been decided.
I handed the vectors over to Peter at this stage. He created a second and ultimately a third version of the lock vectors and built the reliefs for two of these versions before they settled on the second one. The lock was built in three layers with structural steel through the middle. The loop of the lock was welded 2″ pipe – very much overkill but in scale for this lock. The top layer of the lock was built as a flat relief and then modified using an oval. A custom bitmap was used to generate the inlay texture on the front of the lock.
The folded ends of the scroll were created in the same fashion, as flat reliefs which were then modified using an oval vector and the dome tool. One further thing Peter did was to create a pocket for the upper piece in each segment so they fit together. He did this by creating a flat relief and then merging lowest with the piece that needed to be modified.
First off we applied a primer to the metal. Then we used Coastal Enterprises FSC-88 primer to add a little more texture to the sign. This makes glazing much easier later.
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