STEP 3 - MAKING THE BLUEPLANET ECOSTAR WIND TUNNEL MODEL

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Land speed record car model carving

 

Filling formers with foam

 

Foam strips are bonded into position using instant grab adhesive filler.  The foam is then rough cut with a wood saw and shaped approximately with 40 grit production paper.

 

 

Blueplanet Ecostar polystyrene model carving

 

Square cut foam filled formers

 

At this stage the outline shape of Blueplanet is revealed.  The tail fin and wheel arches need to be added after the body shape is defined.

 

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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