Monday, September 28, 2009

Beauty is Skin Deep

I had a slight malfuntion of the Plasma Torch in cutting the second piece of the lower battery tray.  The vertical axis was having problems lining up, but I decided to give it a shot.  Wrong move.  The torch made contact with the stock and drug it around on several moves.  I could only watch in horror as my precious 5052 sheet was sliced into semi-random chunks.

Time to order more aluminum sheet.

In the meantime, back to the cosmetic pieces.  The fairing is pretty trashed, but staying with my mantra of "use what ya got" for this phase, it had to be sanded and painted.  The sanding was complicated by several sloppy repairs of cracks with some nylon material that didn't bond well to the ABS.

The upper fairing turned out pretty decent, so I may even keep it.

1 comment:

  1. love the blue not sure what I am going to paint mine yet