A stand-alone 1:25 scale model. The pictures below document the making process.
Each component of the piano is drawn out to scale on a sheet of graph paper, which is then spray-mounted on a sheet of foamed PVC. Each piece is carefully cut out with a scalpel.
Curved styrene strips are glued in place to provide panel detailing, and the arms are added.
The remaining parts are assembled. Where necessary, components are rounded by sanding.
The piano is painted with acrylic paint. The wood grain effect is achieved by using an older brush on which some of the bristles have clumped together, providing a streakiness that mimics a wood grain.
The white keys are added as a single strip of PVC, scored to pick out individual keys. The black keys are added individually. The ‘wood’ is painted with a clear acrylic medium, to provide a polished effect. The pedals, hinge, and plaque are cut from thin sheets of brass.