DicE No.31 came out, I've been asked so many times how I made the cover I thought I'd share some of the step-by-step pics of the process with you. Some people think I made the tin toy but, although I would have loved to have been able to do that, I decided that it would be more 'realistic' if I did it with smoke and mirrors!
I obviously imagined it as a Harley at this point, and had included a tin skateboard accessory.
I scoured the internet looking for potential victims for my chopper. This was the donor bike - the chopper used its frame, wheel, mudguard, headlamp and clockwork movement.
The rider is shown here in his original hat. He was actually a cameraman on top of an outside broadcast truck in an old book I have, hence the earphones and stylish jaunty cap.
So... what box to use to get the right amount of worn cardboard? That's right, the TOMATICUS, the ultimate in labour-saving tomato cutting technology.
As you can see, the box was entirely the wrong proportion for the toy to fit in, so I had to stretch it.
And that's how I done it.