Created by a request, this fella was sculpted for air cleaner inserts for the 5" diameter Chieftains, Darkhorses, Elites, Roadmasters, and Springfield air cleaners.
Artabyss pieces are not scuplted metal, but rather made with a process called cold casting.
"Cold-Casting" is a term used to describe the process of mixing metal powder with a resin to create castings that give the appearance of solid metal. The metal cold-cast process (also known as "bonded metal") is faster and much easier to heat form compared with foundry casting of molten metal (lost wax process.) Unlike solid metal, this allows emblems to be heated up and molded to fit curved surfaces. Sculptures are then airbrushed as directed by the consumer. Metal "chrome/silver" paint, (which is actual pulverized chrome) may then be added, giving it a high shine, replicating solid chrome. Because the surface is metal, the pieces are susceptible to patina or possibly rust. This is why all products are sealed with professional automotive topcoating.**
Buffalo Nickel Hand Sculpted Air Cleaner Insert
Contains: One Hand Sculpted Buffalo Nickel Air Cleaner Insert
Material: Cold casted with pulverized metal & resin compound
Size: 5" diameter