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Lesson Two: Tools and Materials


Armature

Using the full-scale drawing as a guide, Jiménez and his assistant make a steel armature using reinforcing bars, such as those used to construct cement buildings and bridges. They then cover the rebar with a heavy wire mesh. The mesh holds the oil-based clay, called plasticine, that Jiménez applies by the fist full. Here we see inside the middle section of the Mustang that Jiménez is making for the Denver airport.


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