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Kangroo Boxing Gloves

Ryver Age 8

Edinburgh, UK

Maker blog entries

Sophie Mackay has been working on making this idea real.
Final Product
Posted by Sophie Mackay

I've used photoshop to create a mock image of the product in use.

Final Model Images
Posted by Sophie Mackay

Images of final model.

Storyboard
Posted by Sophie Mackay

I have made a storyboard to go along with the model to show how the product is used.

Adding colour
Posted by Sophie Mackay

Once the paper mâché was dried on my model, I began to add colour with spray paint. However the spray paint was going slightly transparent so the newspaper was still showing through. I decided to use red acrylic paint to cover the model and then use the spray paint again over the top to get the glossy finish on the model.

Model
Posted by Sophie Mackay

I made the originally planned shape out of the sponge and  clown shoe but there was a few parts that didn't quite work or fit together,  some parts needed covered, so I thought it would be best to cover it with paper mache as I could build up a better shape with this. The shoe will also be a more solid structure with this as it was quite flimsy before and couldn't keep its shape very easily.

First Steps
Posted by Sophie Mackay

I started off by making a cardboard model to figure out the basic shapes of the design. I came up with a basic shoe with the end of the shoe being shaped into a boxing glove. The shape almost reminded me of a clown shoe so I thought it could be useful to use this as a base to work around when making my final model.