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Posted 5/2/2020 11:09:19 AM


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Just an FYI, The Driver's side is now preped and ready for Fiberglass to make a mold of that side. No pic because it's pretty much the same as the other side only reversed.
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Posted 5/8/2020 1:21:12 PM


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Driver side front bottom mold now complete. I know you only can see the backside of the mold from these pics but I don't want to remove the mold yet because the flanges need to line up with the next mold.

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And here is a pic of the top. You can see the flanges I'm talking about extending from the side edge.

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Now it's time to start the prep work on the top section pictured above. That's starting to get exciting. Thinking about doing it as one large piece but I'm just a little concerned about the helicopter lift points in the front that are pretty deep and may cause a separation problem.
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Posted 5/8/2020 7:28:18 PM
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hey sly,
Love your workmanship and attention to detail.
How did you acquire the impressive level of your fiberglass working skills?
Have you previously built other fiberglass projects? vertigo
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Posted 5/9/2020 11:06:29 AM


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Have you previously built other fiberglass projects?
Nothing of this size or quite this elaborate. I have done some repairs on boats and such things in my life. Fiberglass is pretty simple but I'm no expert for sure.

btw, did a little body work today on fixing the center of the air intake pictured above and evening out the milling grooves on the wheel flairs. Wheel flairs are looking great but still some work to do on that air intake. Every model that I've done that air intake has given me trouble.
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Posted 5/29/2020 1:05:40 PM


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Well it's been a while so I thought I had better post and update.

My method for preparing the plug is step one, Use body filler putty to repair any large gaps or anomalies in the plug form. Step two is to use a thinner version of body filler putty to smooth out the shape. Step three is to use a finishing putty like "easy sand" to make a nice smooth, even surface. Then I can do the prep work to make a mold. That involves putting on flanges if needed, waxing everything, and putting on a separating agent.

This is the front top section with stage one and most of stage two completed. I will post again when stage three is complete.

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Posted 2 days ago @ 7:20:47 PM


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Little bit of a problem today. In an earlier post I stated a concern that the front helicopter lift points might be too deep and cause a mold separation problem. Since it's a part of the body that will just be cut out and a metal box inserted, I thought I could just fill the space with resin and leave about .25" of space. Everything went great...………… until I taped one of the fills to se if it was set yet.

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Ooops, the foam under the epoxy resin I had sealed it with had melted with the heat leaving only the thin layer of epoxy resin to hold it up. It's a pretty easy fix so not a big problem.

Besides that, the driver side of the front section is basically completed. I need to do a little more work on the passenger side, then mate it to the rear half to make sure everything is going to line up, attach the flange dividers, and it will be ready for fiberglass.
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