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    I ladled on the body filler on the infield of the...

    I ladled on the body filler on the infield of the hub caps. I wanted to make sure there was sufficient filler to do a full shape in on go.
    Trouble was when the filler went off it generated enough...
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    Squirrely's Bird sure is looking sweet. As for...

    Squirrely's Bird sure is looking sweet.

    As for the wires ? Surely they silver soldered the wires before heat shrink :rolleyes:. Not knowing if that would be safe if that's what they did....
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    Squirrely's Bird sure is looking sweet. As for...

    Squirrely's Bird sure is looking sweet.

    As for the wires ? Surely they silver soldered the wires before heat shrink :rolleyes:. Not knowing if that would be safe if that's what they did....
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    Does the weather forecast look favorable ?...

    Does the weather forecast look favorable ?
    Exciting stuff :cool:


    Kevin
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    Thank you for the tour. :) I don't think...

    Thank you for the tour. :)
    I don't think overkill. Quality takes effort.

    What thickness G10, and do you epoxy it on ?

    Kevin
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    Are the panels metal, and if so did they come in...

    Are the panels metal, and if so did they come in the kit ?

    Nice work :cool:

    Kevin
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    So sorry to hear you get no break. :( In the...

    So sorry to hear you get no break. :(


    In the immortal word of Beni from the movie "The Mummy"
    "Your strength gives me strength" :rolleyes:

    Kevin
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    Yay. Pictures at 9 ;)

    Yay.
    Pictures at 9

    ;)
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    Many thanks Steve :) I hope you get a restful...

    Many thanks Steve :)

    I hope you get a restful 3 day break.


    Kevin
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    I thought I should cut the wheel well pockets...

    I thought I should cut the wheel well pockets before I get much further. Right now without the hub caps the spats are symmetrical. Once the hub caps get attached the become semi symmetrical. A lot...
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    Mike, I really liked using the MDF for the...

    Mike,

    I really liked using the MDF for the plug material. It sands easy but not to easy (makes it harder to over sand).It virtually has no grain. It is rigid enough to engineer a mount through...
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    Very impressive. :cool: Kevin

    Very impressive. :cool:

    Kevin
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    Mike. You need a front , side, and top view. ...

    Mike.
    You need a front , side, and top view.

    I would cut the side profile first.
    Then the top view profile.
    Then make a template of the front profile.
    Grinder down using that temp to...
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    I wish I could add more to that but my...

    I wish I could add more to that but my imagination has gone and dried up. Drat
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    I thought maybe Vince would be using hand hued...

    I thought maybe Vince would be using hand hued boards. Hued by his hands.
    Each one fashioned with long suffering patience and love.

    TAKE THOSE SHOES OFF BEFORE LIGHTING ON MY FLOOR ;)

    Kevin
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    Was wondering about you Vincent. Sounds like...

    Was wondering about you Vincent.
    Sounds like you will have a brand new smelling and looking home when you are done.:cool:
    Something tells my your floor will be laid as meticulous as your air frame...
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    Hey Robert, Whens your laptop get out of...

    Hey Robert,

    Whens your laptop get out of rehab? We are photo starved :(.

    Oh, yea, how's the back ? :rolleyes:

    Kevin
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    Robert, Reproducing the shapes on this bird...

    Robert,

    Reproducing the shapes on this bird has been a Joy, Challenge,and Pain in the but. But has been very fulfilling.
    Thank you for your appreciation my friend. ;)

    I cut the circles out of...
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    I was going back and forth in my head on how to...

    I was going back and forth in my head on how to create an even ridge for the hub cap. Then it dawned on me. Just use fiberglass. DUH
    So I wrapped the faces with shipping tape and then waxed the...
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    No grass grows under your feet. :) Very slick...

    No grass grows under your feet. :)

    Very slick :cool:

    Kevin
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    Thanks Robert & Mike All the contours have...

    Thanks Robert & Mike

    All the contours have been blended. Glad to have this part of the shaping complete.

    2097179 2097180 2097181 2097182

    Next up. Hub caps.

    Kevin
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    Yep, you nailed it Robert Just could not leave...

    Yep, you nailed it Robert
    Just could not leave it that way. You might agree when you see the pics.

    Here is a top view of Pete's pants and a side view of the replica in the museum.
    ...
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    Glad the vibes are running positive for the...

    Glad the vibes are running positive for the upcoming maiden.

    Kevin
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    Thank you Thomas Kevin

    Thank you Thomas

    Kevin
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    Thomas, What is the core material you are using...

    Thomas,
    What is the core material you are using ? Went looking and the only thing I could find that was green was devinycell .
    Also if it's not a trade secret. What will be the layering of the...
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