Monday, May 23, 2005

These goggles are the result of 3 weeks hard work on the most ambitious model I have ever built. They were created for the final assignment in modelmaking 2, eyewear from scratch. You might remember this design from my Design Drawing 2 final posts. It is almost identical to those drawings done last year. The concept is the same as well. Extreme goggles for extreme mountain climbing situations. The high points of these goggles are that they not only look like the concept but with 3 brass tubing hinges they also work like the concept. As you can see the initial front lenses fold out and away for quick emergency clear vision. The only things sourced on this model are the strap and logo. The goggles themselves are made of Renshape (synthetic wood material), the top vents are lazercut pieces of acrylic, the goggle backing is vacuum molded styrene, the liner is a cut piece of Neoprene (wet suit material), and the lenses are clear styrene laboriously cut and sanded to fit into small grooves in the goggle frame. You can't see it in the pictures but the strap actually says UVEX as well adding to the very realistic look of the model. Overall I am very pleased with the outcome.

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