j mako /24
This sculpture captures the racing-look of the fastest shark in our oceans.
All juvenile Mako sharks are exact smaller versions of their parents.
The j mako is half the size of the original ‘racing mako’ sculpture.
Laminated in two moulds.
Carbon fibre, titanium, aluminium, inconel and selected F1 Grand Prix parts.
Limited to 24 pieces.
Body: Hand carved wooden ‘initial’ patterns scanned and CAD surfaced. The final patterns are scaled up and then five axis machined from TB 650 tooling material. The mould is made from a total of 9 plies / layers of tooling material, 1 ply 200 gsm, 8 ply 600 gsm, making it 7mm thick. The body is made from 1 ply / layer of 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm and 1 ply / layers of 2 x 2 twill 400 gsm giving a total thickness of 1.2mm.
Fins and tail: CAD designed and machined on a five axis Haas 4SS from 30 aluminium.
Nostrils: Floor stay pivot cap titanium, Honda part number 080 D02 1003.
Teeth: Three layer 0.5 mm stainless steel, photo etched.
Caudel Keels: 3D printed CAD designed coated ABS.
Eyes: Modified fuel tank flap valve plugs, NS4 aluminium.
Vent: -2 bolt on 90° titanium fitting.
Gills: Laser scanned rear wing end plate, aero vents.
Exhausts: #1 and #5 Inconel stainless steell hydraulic cooler pipes cut down and coated.
Mounting: Carbon wave base, blue tinted with three machined and joined engine mounting studs from the Honda F1 team part no. 080-A1-012-01.
Mounting methods: Suspended with 1mm braided stainless steel cable or desk mounted as above.
Dimensions: L1200mm W400mm H400mm not on base.
Weight: 2 kg