Friday, September 11, 2009

Milled Body Patterns

After the buck was built, the fiberglass was applied, and the milling compound packed on, the buck was positioned on the milling table for the inception of the rally fighter to commence. However, as the photos show, the pattern doesn't have the proper finish to generate a mold right from the mill. The surface will have to be refined by hand to remove the ridges left by the mill. Once that is done, the pattern can then be used as a plug, over which fiberglass can be laid to create the molds. From that stage on, the plug will serve as the master pattern to create new molds as they deteriorate from pulling production parts.

Stay tuned for updated photos on the center section once the pattern has been smoothed out and is then ready for the mold making process to begin.

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