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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
The overall shape looks spot-on Al...very good job so far.
Question: I would like to try using urethane foam as a buck for vacu-forming...any tip you could give me would be helpfull (any releasing agent I have to use on the foam, or do I have to use bondo to make the buck stronger)? Any help would be appreciated.
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to use the foam for a buck for forming, first make sure your foam is at least 5 lb density. as for a release., make sure you get the foam as close to the shape you want, i would suggest if its spot on just primer it and sand smooth with 400 or finer, then you can dust it with baby powder or a thin coat of vaseline for a release.

i try not to add to much bondo if i dont have to. also it depends on how many pulls you are going to have to make. if you have any other question feel free to PM me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
The overall shape looks spot-on Al...very good job so far.


Same here, impressed once more by your modeling skills and knowledge !!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips Al, it's very helpfull.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for checking this thing out.


I got a little more done on the flight deck. still a WIP, but its getting there. to cold to primer today, but ill get there soon. still need to add the details and shape the bottom. heres a few pics.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin' good Al! Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Al,
Nice work as always. How far are you intending to go with any lighting and interior cockpit detail just out of interest?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

Im going to light the whole ship and do the cockpit with seats and minor detailing, with some lights. not really decided how far i want to go with it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back again, a little more done on this, still need to finish the underside, and sand and re prime, then ill add the window moldings and detail parts. but its getting there.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Al...are you going to vacu-form the cockpit, or clad it with plasti-card or something else altogether?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Looking good Al...are you going to vacu-form the cockpit, or clad it with plasti-card or something else altogether?



Im going to finish it completely and then mold it in silicone, and make a hollow copy out of Epoxy fiberglass. then im moving onto the tail.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started hogging out the foam to fit the cockpit under the cone. still needs a little sanding but its getting there. also finish the underside details and add the plate and panel lines,and window moldings. but its getting there.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very good Al! I'm eager to see that cockpit detailed
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been awhile. but heres what i have so far. added the window moldings, which was a big pain in the butt. next i will add the plating and panel lines. then i will move onto the scorpion tail. after that should be all down hill.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, all those joints must have been a royal pain (I feel for you Al) nevertheless, it's looking mighty good!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, it's great to have some news from this project, Al !

The photos are very impressive, as always... LOVE your very accurate work !

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started molding a few parts, first up the small part behind the engine support.

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Al


Leveling the mold box.


pattern in the mold box.


Mold and casted parts and pattern.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Al...are you using resin for your pieces?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the smaller parts will be resin. the larger parts like the engines and the cockpit will be made out of epoxy fiberglass.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic work Al, this is looking great. You must be pleased with how it's going.
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