MANDO STARFIGHTER

GEEK1138

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OK I got all the steel cut and welded...I had to totally remove the moulds in the end but they should go back on ok

This is the CAD of the Armature

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and this is the steel all fitted

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Next step is to flip her over 180, attach the moulds and finish the underneath of the ship first, so she can be flipped back again to do the top
 

kermet

Sr Member
Wow I thought I was building a big one Man your workmanship is bar none You are doing one heck of a job Looks very cool! thanks for sharing this wonderful project
 

Searun

Well-Known Member
Geek1138,

Nice skeleton. Love to see a welders work on the armature. Then, a master creating bulkheads into molds and shaping a beautiful fuselage. Looks like “Ferrari body work by Pininfarina.” You sure create under that party tent. Huge range of research, technical and craftsmen skills demonstrated.
 

GEEK1138

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Cheers guys...the panel lines are cut with a ball end router bit, run along fairing battens.

OK, so she is flipped...got the painting and weathering done on the underside and now it's starting all over again on the top.

First pic is my son helping me to set up a scaffold frame to attach the chain blocks to, the finished paint job and then the top side, to start on;

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GEEK1138

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OK, so I've decided to try a different approach for the top side...cold casting layers of thin wood in a crossed weave pattern like a trad boat build...should be a whole lot less filling at the finishing end;

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Also started on the first wing with the same approach;

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And finished printing the engine cases to be epoxied for strength;

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RayLuis

New Member
OK, so I've decided to try a different approach for the top side...cold casting layers of thin wood in a crossed weave pattern like a trad boat build...should be a whole lot less filling at the finishing end;

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Also started on the first wing with the same approach;

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And finished printing the engine cases to be epoxied for strength;

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Okay this had to be an insane amount of hours printing! Lol.
 

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