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Old 03-22-2014, 12:07 PM   #15
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Robert, This is so much fun to see. Thanks for sharing the details.
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #16
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Yes, very exciting! Can't wait to see one in person someday.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:15 PM   #17
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More hand work to clean up the form before the primer goes down.

Can you get a sense of some of the body lines yet?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:49 PM   #18
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Looking good. Does the prime coat reveal any additional imperfections that need to be faired out before you make the mould?
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:35 AM   #19
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Robert, should you not put an advisory note in the thread title - "Beware, contains images of hand sanding"?

Amateurs normally assume that power tools must be used for everything, so they need to be protected from this assault on their senses and beliefs.

My thoughts are with your fairing guys and their finger ends....
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:52 AM   #20
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Very interesting. Like 3D printing with the layers.

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Old 04-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #21
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More body work, then a coat of primer, then more body work...
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:07 AM   #22
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Looking slick.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:37 AM   #23
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What is your estimate of the weight of the mold we are seeing take shape?
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:13 PM   #24
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Weight of the mold? No clue... Why do you ask?
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:30 AM   #25
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Just curious as to ease of movement and actually upon second thought, I was more interested in the weight of the composite shell coming out of the mold.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:01 AM   #26
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Surely what Robert is posting photos of is the 'plug' - the single-use male shape from which the female production 'mold' is taken, with (male) production parts being molded inside the mold.
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Great progress Robert. This helps everyone appreciate the amount of work that goes into just the shell ... not to mention all the other components.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #28
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Love how it's coming along, Robert!
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