This is a photo drop for the polymer clay creations forthcoming after my long break from the medium. Notes and more material added as it comes.
After building Del a red mini-velo (named Little Red Riding Hood) last year, I thought I'd follow it up with a smaller version of the small bike as a gift during our first clay session. Having purchased a heat gun recently, I experimented with baking the pieces individually on a low heat setting, then joining them with industrial strength cyanoacrylate super glue. Here's how it turned out:
As you can see some of the pieces received uneven heating (more patience with the heat gun would've helped this) and began to bubble. None of the pieces were scorched however, which is something that had happened previously when a toaster oven was used for baking. I modeled the front brake caliper, the forks, the Brooks saddle and the cranks in finer detail, after constructing an armature for the wheels, handlebars, and frame out of aluminium wire.