UPDATES!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a weekend!
Hi gang! Much of the weekend was spent between the laser cutter and CNC machine. Simply put… I hope you enjoy the following presentation!
Masked off the center of the instrument panel and painted in between
More on that later! I spent a lot of time on Friday designing the new canopy boxes, and all the greeblies that attach, and a few other goodies. As with most everything SW related there are very limited images so I did kinda wing it… Then spent most of Saturday cutting cutting cutting
Lots of oddly shaped things going on with those boxes
Smaller / similar looking greeblie
Let’s put all this goodness together
Early Sunday Jessie and her sister, Samantha, stopped by to help out! They were a HUGE HELP!
Samantha applying filler to the canopy greeblies and rockers – what are those two odd looking wood pieces?
Jessie adhering other misc parts and the canopy boxes together
Canopy box sanded down and ready for the next step
Then applied some primer filler
Other side of the handles
Rockers getting filled
I laser cut these tiny styrene donuts
Samantha then fit / adhered the donut(s) around the base of the canister greeblies and added filler. Just waiting for attention
Wound up having to design a new canister base because the mounting holes didn’t align and I didn’t want to drill new holes into the console – Samantha added all the filler then sanded
First layer of primer added – still needs lots of filler
I also laser cut a new instrument dial greeblie – I hope it turns out (Get it? Turns)
I also laser cut a new armrest greeblie base
I’ll paint the base flat black to match the console, paint the bolt heads black and adhere the greeblies with clear double sided tape
Added flat black – still waiting to mount and add tape
Then it was back to the instrument panels! Remember these? Let’s add some pin stripes!
Note the outline for the new yokes!
I had to design and laser cut a new LED panel
New LED panel painted and in place – still have to drill holes for LEDs – maybe
In place – gotta get the upper panel done now!
So… what else happened? HMMM… let me think… OH! Met Daniel a the local home improvement store and bought these 3/4″ sheets of ply
Both he and Philip spent the day / night working on the CNC!
Just a few pieces to deal with….
So for the last couple weeks OperaScot has set aside his personal life to design a NEW front nose section to include platform, interior panels, canopy and front window. Time to make some space!
Trying to piece together the most awesome puzzle EVER!
Daniel spent another LONG day with the CNC cutting out more goodness… More photos on that later! We then spent a few minutes looking over each piece and dry fitting all the parts – this is 50% complete
You can see LOTS of pieces going on in the background!
Some of the pieces Daniel cut on Sunday was the interior nose cone panels – NICE!
Look how far off the ground the nose is!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated this weekend! THANK YOU Jessie and Samantha for your continued help. Daniel and Philip – THANK YOU for your time and expertise on the CNC and most of all… OperaScot – you are the hero of week! THANK YOU so much for your sleepless nights and countless hours getting this nose ready!
Thanks again to everybody! I love you guys!
Stay Tuned, Gang! More awesomeness on the way!