Monday, October 29, 2012

Garden Tuna - Cracked the Mould





As you can see, the moulds haven't survived intact. I left the shellac to dry overnight, maybe it needed a week. My resin mixing was poor and perhaps more than one coat of release agent would have been a good idea. So the only way to get the sides out involved brute force. And I've put a couple of crack's in the perpex chassis with my sloppy manufacturing.

But it's looking HOT! I love the naked fibreglass, its organic! The plan is to make new moulds from the cast sides. I'll attach the fins after that. 

Steam rolling shambolically ahead!

2 comments:

  1. Destruction! Good busting up bro! The odds were stacked against you though. I'm guessing molding fibreglass is a bit of a black art but you're a persistent dude so I'm sure you'll nut it out.

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  2. Whad'ya mean! I thought those suckers would just pop out neat and slick. Made new moulds on wednesday night but this time I'm thinking paper mache. That fibreglass is itchy stuff.

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