bespoke blue engineered mackerel /16
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A sculpture of an iconic, fast fish with a hydro-dynamic, low-drag shape.
Selected parts and materials used in this sculpture are from modern Grand Prix cars as listed below.
Sculpture limited to sixteen pieces with two artist proofs.
Body: Carbon fibre, 4 ply / layers 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm material 2.4 mm total thickness.
Dorsal, second dorsal and vent fins: Blue coated 0.5 mm photo etched stainless steel.
Caudal, tail and pectoral fins: Blue coated 0.5 mm photo etched stainless steel.
Nostrils: 0.1 mm Aluminium aero tape, used on 50% wind tunnel models.
Jaw detail: 1.75 mm 50/56 rolled aluminium welding rod used in the welding of oil and water radiator header tanks.
Eyes: Titanium machined top hat with ‘diamond’ insert.
Gill covers: 0.2 mm blue vinyl with needle rollers from the Honda gearbox hub bearings part no BRG 000 310.
Marking detail: Engineered from mackerel skin markings and cut from 0.2 mm blue vinyl.
Exhausts:– 3 Titanium 90° hydraulic fittings.
Mounting base and rod: Section of FIA legality perma-glass underfloor plank with rear anti roll bar used as a mounting rod.
Mounting method: Desk mounted.
Dimensions: L600mm W110mm H380mm on base.
Weight: 650 grams.