(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...
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