14" x 17"
Zappa was sculpted from Chavant. A non-sulfur polymer clay. A mold was made from silicone. After the mold was cleaned I Hand Roto Cast the sculpture in fast curing high impact urethane.
I used 4 used Stratocaster Guitar necks and head stocks for the frame. The backing plate and head stocks were torched before assembly for that nice amber color. The Stratocaster necks required a bit of work. I had to break and remove the Truss rod in the neck by making an incision down the back of each neck essentially to remove the rod. Why do this? Well i had to chop each neck down to the proper length. The truss rod is steel and ripping through that with a chop saw is not recommended. I also had to replace some hardware on the head stock to make them all match.
Frank Zappa was painted separately before assembly using acrylics in a combination of hand and airbrushing. I used a completely new technique on the eyes to give them some real nice depth. Decsription of this technique can be found in my blog.
I still have one of these sculptures remaining and could part with it. If interested please email me email@example.com