I have not been in the best of moods for modelling in long while. So over the past few weeks since Series 9 started I’ve been getting back into it. Here is one of the things I’ve been working on (well technically two things. But they go together)
It’s the Doctors Yamaha SGV-800 electric guitar. This was rather a fun thing to model as it’s not something I’d normally attempt. The curves on the body were quite fun (and painful) to work out. The textures of the opal faceplate change as the angle of the camera moves. This was a tricky surface to create.
In the building of this model I used the PDF manuals for the guitar as well as over 80 reference photos of the whole SGV range of guitars.
The final image shows the Doctors amp. It’s was based on a Fender Mustang 1 portable amplifier. Of course all labels were taken off and replaced with the ever present Magpie Electricals logo. For a guy who ran a tiny radio/television shop in the 1950s he really became a huge mega-corporation. I’m amazed that International Electromatics allowed them to grow so large without a hostile takeover. And by hostile I mean cybermen deleting the competition.