Bustin' Out (of the Molds)

(9 days until the 2012 WHPSC)

Right half of the streamliner body is out of the mold! (notice the black stripes)

From the front

Almost looks like some Photoshop magic

Angled shot showing inside

Angled shot showing outside

Angled shot from back

Time to separate left half from mold!

A wedge begins separating the upper nose area

Compressed air helps separate further

Just about there...

VoilĂ !

We have the left half now

Canopy from back

From the lower front

From the upper front

Closeup showing surface finish

Preparing to bond poplar battens

Large steel weights bend the battens to conform the the shape of the body. First side done.

Second side complete