Chapter 6: Vacuum Forming the Fleet
Above, you can see the pieces all taken apart. You can spot the front grille work — simply applied to the “outline” form. That shape should easily receive some black paint. I was looking for “easy” in most of this project!
This is what taking apart the two-part pattern looks like. On the top photo you can see that the back half is partially pulled out by the screw — it was a tough pull.
Each forming shot was fairly tedious, requiring that the pattern be assembled, formed over, “indented” and taken apart each time. It added quite a lot of time to what is normally a very quick process. I must admit this is a bit further than I get with most of my kooky projects, so here is the fleet!
Here is a wider shot, showing all the pieces and parts up to this point.