I intend taking the carving as far as possible and hope I don't need to produce another master from a second generation resin casting. Time will tell and it may depend on how good the panel lines are when I scribe them.
I am guessing the high density foam you have is similar to the tooling board I use. I can recommend it for ease of use.
It may not look like it but I have spent quite a lot of time on the Wolverine since the last progress report. Most of it has been on refining the overall shape; cutting back the area under the nose; cutting out the cockpit; putting in the panel lines; adding inlet ducts to the sides of the body; shaping the windscreen buck; and adding small protrusion on the tail panel. Next is a final sanding, adding a plinth underneath the body and an initial coat of primer.
Stage 1 of the priming. I've applied two coats of primer - one in a dark grey and the second in a lighter grey. Doing this helps in sanding back rough areas as the underlying dark colour helps in assessing how much cutting back I've done. In fact there wasn't much to do and I applied a third coat this afternoon. Hopefully that will be all it needs.
Post by David Mitcham on Apr 23, 2018 19:10:53 GMT
I now have three resin casts of the Wolverine from John Warren which have turned out much better than I anticipated thanks to John's expertise. My intention is to create new master from one of the casts after I've refined it a bit and then we'll produce some proper light weight shells. I have a couple of other projects to complete first though. The pictures below do tend to exaggerate the size of the front wings - they're not so dominant in reality.