STEP 4 - MAKING THE BLUEPLANET ECOSTAR WIND TUNNEL MODEL

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Blueplanet BE3 model after first plaster coat

 

 

The shaped foam is then coated with a high strength fine plaster. After 24 hours drying time the plaster may be sanded to a final shape and any adjustments made.


A guide coat is added before a second plaster coat. Fine sanding using 80 grit follows, then a second guide coat, more plaster filling of surface pits and sanding using 120 grit at which point the model can be sealed in readiness for Step 5: adding detail mouldings, the tail fin and priming.

 

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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