STEP 2 - MAKING THE BLUEPLANET WIND TUNNEL MODEL
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Slots are cut centrally in the plywood formers to allow the plan and side elevation formers to be literally slotted together at right angles.
Its a good idea to glue the formers together using wooden blocks and screws to hold everything in place until dry. Nelson couldn't wait for the glue to dry - he used a quality PVA based adhesive (Gripfill) to bond square cut foam inserts into position to lock the formers.
Steps 1. Mark out your plywood and cut formers
Step 2. Assemble plywood formers
Step 3. Fill formers with foam and shape
Step 4. Coat foam plug with plaster
Step 5. Sand, add detail mouldings and prime
Step 6. Paint finished model
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This is the kind of result you can expect from your wind tunnel - a super slippery 350+ mph electric streamliner. This particular car is charged by solar power, making it probably the world's fastest solar powered electric land speed record car. She also has battery cartridge exchange built in, for instant refueling.
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