This is by far the toughest and most demanding (creatively) project out of the entire year. Every part you see in off white color are parts that had to be custom sculpted and molded, then cast into repeated mechanical looking parts to be combined into the sculpt. So No I didn't just found parts and put it in there.
The little pipes that curve all were pre-fabricated into 3 different types of pipes cast in resin then heated to bend around forms and shapes so that it looks like part of the sculpture.
The blue thing you see on the back part of the head was also fabricated and sculpted from parts I SCULPTED. Each of the afterburner flaps was sculpted, mold and cast into 9 individual pieces then combined with a larger sculpt, then molded and cast again in fibgerglass bowl-like shell so that its hollow and lightweight.
Whatever money the client pay, pretty much all of it "is on the Screen" so to speak. Meaning the budget's project is spent on physical materials rather than labor.
Luckily I got an extension on this, I've been working 16 hour days and my mind was going insane.
Liam I hope you are liking this.