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So the wood was a mold for the mold?
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post #72 of 368
Yee and no. The wood was a die for the mold to be made from. The mold shown is what the structure will be made from (assuming poured in and left to harden). The wood is going to be the same size (roughly) as the finished product.
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Yee and no. The wood was a die for the mold to be made from. The mold shown is what the structure will be made from (assuming poured in and left to harden). The wood is going to be the same size (roughly) as the finished product.
Thanks. I've got it now
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Yea what he said
    
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Well wish me luck going to try and pull the mold in about an hour.
    
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post #77 of 368
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And Poof I came off!
I wish it was that simple if I did a video it would have a ton of bleeps in it.
As you can see in the pics the resin stuck to the plug on the to edge of sleeper. At least it poped right off the mold with a couple taps.

Next step is to lay up the actual body I will make it about 1/4" thick. Once that's done I can start building the frame and start thinking about the scale of parts.

Scratch built aluminum parts:
Bumper
grill
mirrors
exhaust
headlights
clearance lights
fuel tanks
steps
sleeper and cab light strips
horns
visor
rear sleeper panel
cat walk
rear tail light panel
rims
etc.
whew looks like alot of work typed out.
Got to get a lathe ordered.

I have also made final decision on the trailer, I'm going to go with a van. That will keep the width down and give me more to paint.

Anyway here are the pics fo the mold.

All trimmed and ready to pull.












    
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post #78 of 368
Looks great, I've done some fiberglass boat models this way and I know it's a pain to get everything to come out well. You make it look easy, congrats on another good step! Eager to see this lathe that you keep talking about
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Wow! This is an awesome log--the work so far is pretty sweet.
Sharp looking truck also...
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lookin crazy man.. Cant wait to see it finished. Your last project was NICE tall but great design keeping pumps, res, and rad all at bottom minimize risk fro water damage if leak occurs
     
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