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The Austin Healey 100 was introduced 50 years ago and to celebrate the
golden anniversary, I decided to recreate the 100 using 3D computer software.
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The body style for the 100 was originally designed by Gerry Coker and is regarded
as one of the most beautiful sports cars ever produced. To accurately translate
the classic design I obtained Healey literature and reference material including copies
of original drawings, photographs and parts. I attended Healey events, spoke to
experts, and made sketches that I could refer to back in the studio.

 

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The NURBS surfacing program called Rhinoceros was used to model the body and
components. A companion program called Flamingo was used to bring the parts to
life with studio lighting, accurate materials, color and shading. Below are screen
shots showing the modeling progress and surface evaluation tools being utilized.

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After many months of work, Fine Art prints of the Austin Healey 100 are now being
offered. They are printed with archival inks on heavy weight paper with a matte finish.
The print size is 19" x 13", signed by the artist and are suitable for framing.  Each
print is protected with a clear envelope made of archival polypropylene with a  re-
sealable gummed flap and packed carefully for shipping. A smaller print, 8.5" x 11"
is also available for most of the images.

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 Print name - AH100 Blue Side #001     Close up detail

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Print name - AH100 Blue #002              Close up detail
 
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Print name - AH100 Black #003            Close up detail
  
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Print name - AH100 Composition #004 Close up detail

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Polished

Print name - AH100 Polished #005       Close up detail

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Print name - AH100 Blue Classic #006 Close up detail  

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Print name - AH100 Gold Side #007      Close up detail

Limited Edition - 100 numbered and signed prints
for this special Golden Anniversary image

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Print name - Bugeye #008

This is a photograph of Domenic and Davana Valentino's

beautifully restored Bugeye Sprite taken at the 2005 Art 

Center Car Classic in Pasadena California where this car won

"Best in Class - Racecar"competition. Please visit the gallery at

www.spritespot.com for more info on this unique car.

 

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Additional models and prints are in the planning stages so let me know if you want to be contacted
when new images are introduced. Many thanks to the Healey owners that have assisted me
with this project.  Cheers, John Loftus

[e-mail Loftus Design]

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All images copyright 2002-2006 and property of Loftus Design, Inc.

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