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Old 11-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
SteveDix
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One of my side projects, when I'm not working on the Moon Mobile, is an own-design spaceship which has a very Thunderbird 2 style nose. I've built the nose section up by gluing together some extruded polystyrene blocks with cardboard templates, then carving that down to the approximate shape, then sealing with PVA glue before applying car filler and sanding to shape.

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These are going to be used as mould bucks on my homemade vacuforming table.

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If you've been following the moonmobile build, you'll know how I bent plastic sheet by wrapping it round a pipe which I dipped in water. This can be used to make one-dimensional curved parts in a similar manner, as long as the buck only curves one way.

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