Chavant Photo Gallery

Selected examples of Chavant products

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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #16322 viewsSurface is covered with masking tape and the Bunt's logo is positioned. The outline is then marked through to the clay.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #17322 viewsThis image shows the logo and tread pattern areas cut and removed.
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-321 viewsSculptor: Francisco Hernandez
Clay Used: NSP Medium
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #12321 viewsThe form is now complete and is ready for detailing.
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Striper Clay317 viewsHarris Striper in clay
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #21317 viewsThis is the clay model ready for a female mould to be taken from it. Note the building up of a flange area, particulary the top curved section on the highest point of the model. This is to poduce a two-part mould, so that the mould will release from the model, allowing for the undercut produced by the tread pattern.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #32316 viewsThis shows the mould ready to proceed with the 12 sections needed for the production mould. By changing the silicon insert I was able to produce 2 mould sections for the bunt's sidewall, 2 sections for the tire size and 8 with a plain sidewall.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #04314 viewsFirst layer of clay rubbed on to the surface
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #09314 viewsNow work starts on the sidewall area of the model. A hand held template is used to rough-out the basic profile.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #06313 viewsA template is produced to the exact profile required and attached to a holder. The curved base plate can now be seen to act as a guide to define to required form.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #22313 viewsThe main section of the GRP mould laid up with a strengthening piece bonded in to support the side flanges.
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Striper Instalation312 viewsRW&B Striper installation
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