The first phase involves cutting the spacecraft out of the background image, tracing outlines, and working out the overall shapes of the ship.


A very rough 3-dimensional model is made in paper card.


Then it's a case of tweaking and re-tweaking to refine it until it matches the original image view as closely as possible.


Sketches, photos of the card models and notes were sent to Chris Foss who advised on overall shapes and details not shown in his painting.

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