STEP 6 - PAINTING THE BLUEPLANET WIND TUNNEL MODEL

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A high build cellulose primer is fine sanded with 220 then 360 grit production paper (or silicone carbide wet & dry), after which the model is dusted.  A two pack paint is then mixed with hardener and thinner at the specified ratio and sprayed with a normal Devilbiss suction feed gun.  The paint should not need polishing as two-pack paints give a very high build full gloss look.  Care should be taken when using 2 pack paints.  They contain cyanide.  Breathing apparatus and fan forced ventilation are therefore essential.

 

 

Blueplanet Ecostar electric racing car with battery cartridge exchange

 

Blueplanet painted in 2 pack auto paint

 

 

The tail fin, tires and window details are all that is needed to complete. The car is starting to look like it might be fast.

 

MODEL MAKING STAGES

 

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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The latest electric world land speed record car design, 350mph plus

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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