STEP 2 - MAKING THE BLUEPLANET WIND TUNNEL MODEL

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Formers assembled

 

 

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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