Rolls-Royce modellers using Industrial Clay also called plasticine to create a design for the new Droptail.
Before a new car model is launched, a long period of creating the right design (or model) usually takes place.
Modellers usually use modeling tools like rasps, scrapers and knife edges to finalize the shape of the car.
Full scale models that have been created can still be reshaped again as the clay doesn’t harden or dry out.
Last month, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars revealed the La Rose Noire Droptail and the Amethyst Droptail, two of four unique ultra-luxury convertible coachbuilt masterpieces that reportedly cost about $30 Million each.
While both La Rose Noire Droptail and Amethyst Droptail and the two yet-to-be-revealed units share a common body style, each will come with the unique, highly personal imprint of the commissioning patron.
Following the reveal, the British luxury marque also shared the behind the scenes of how its modellers and designers used a special Industrial plasticine also known as the “clay” to create life-size models of the unique two-door, two-seater Rolls-Royce Droptail.
Introduced in the 1930s, the light brown, wax-based modeling clay used by Rolls-Royce designers is predominantly used in the automotive industry to create models for prototype cars as well as future production cars.
Before a new car model is launched, a long period of creating the right design (or model) usually takes place. These models, which are created from clay, usually consist of a wooden or iron frame which is covered with Styrofoam.
Modellers, like those pictured here working to create a design for the Rolls-Royce Droptail, usually use various modeling tools like rasps, scrapers and knife edges to finalize the shape of the car.
Full scale car clay models that have been created and stored can still be changed or reshaped again as the Industrial plasticine (clay) doesn’t harden or dry out.