|Biker Scout Coin Original Plaster Sculpting|
|Kenner's line of Power of
the Force coins were sculpted at a scale that was several times larger than
that at which the items were eventually pressed in aluminum. Although other
materials (such as wax) are known to have been used, plaster seems to have been
the principal medium employed by the few sculptors who worked on the line. This,
of course, is the sculpt for the Biker Scout coin.
This is a closeup of the sculpted detail. As you can see, the detail of this particular example is impressive. The green material you see over the plaster is mold release, used when creating the stage 1 hardcopy. The sculpting and stage 1 hardcopy represent the only coin prototypes for Biker Scout that have surfaced to date.
The protyping process beind the Kenner coin line is summarized in the Archive feature entitled A Coin is Born, while several of the drawings on which the coin sculptings were based can be viewed here.
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|Photo:||Michael G. Mensinger|
|From the collection of:||Michael G. Mensinger|
|Film:||Power of the Force|
|Category:||Prototypes / Coin|