Ah, quarantine time. When put to good use, it can be a time of ingenuity and creativity — precious time given back to us, in a sense. So here are two chaps, Joe and Lucas, who work at Jaguar’s Design Studio, stuck at home, ready to make a couple classic E-Type models out of some plasticine.
Join our Jaguar Design clay modellers, Joe and Lucas as they sculpt some classic #Jaguar #Etypes using plasticine and tools that you can find around the house, such as a rolling pin and a potato peeler!
— Jaguar (@Jaguar) June 9, 2020
It’s not exactly an instructional video, since it’s mostly sped-up time lapse footage with no instructional explainers. But it’s meant to show us that anyone can do it. The tools they use to shape the plasticine are common household items: a rolling pin or similar cylindrical items — they use a can of hair spray — to roll out the material, a plastic spoon, potato peeler, a knife, cardboard, tinfoil and a glass of water to apply to the plasticine and make a smooth finish. As for plasticine itself, it’s a modeling clay that’s similar to Play-doh except that it is oil-based, where the latter is made of flour and water. (If you’re interested, here’s a video that shows you how to convert Play-doh into plasticine.)
So we’re shown how the designers shape the signature fender bulges, greenhouse, head- and taillights and wheels. But it frankly all goes by in a blur, and we suspect that most of us amateurs would be left with something that looks more like an undefined blog. Still, it’s fun to watch.