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PostPosted: Sun 16 Apr 2017 21:45 pm 
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more progress today; All the main shaping of the nose 'plug' is now complete, a fine layer of filler has been applied to act as a grain filler and once set will be rubbed back with 1200 grit silicon carbide paper and sealed with a thinned varnish. The nose cone will then be formed, probably from styrene as it is easy and quick to shape.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr 2017 22:40 pm 
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Final phase of nose master production. Formed the nose cone from Greenstuff® as no milliputt to hand, not sure it will do the job, will it take abrasive shaping? (never used it before) but if not no problem 8-)
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Fingers crossed on that one . . . .

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Apr 2017 23:10 pm 
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The Greenstuff ® worked out fine. The nosecone is now going through a varnish, rub down, and repeat, cycle to get a reasonable finish. it should be ready for a mould to be taken over the weekend.

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Apr 2017 23:20 pm 
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Excellent news Phil.
I am looking forward to seeing the result as I am sure others will be . . .
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Apr 2017 07:30 am 
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:cheers:

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Apr 2017 23:25 pm 
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Tonight's progress; varnish rubbed back, further varnish coat applied. It's getting very close now :shock:

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