26
May
11

Daedalus parts!

Today I got to open all the cored molds and clean them up for pouring. It all went very well and I didn’t need to drill any relief vents or injection holes. I did a few tests and got good results just pouring and shutting the molds. I did get a few bubbles more than the usual on the engineering hull with all the raised detail but I found the talcum powder worked spectacularly and I didn’t have to use the pressure pot.
Tomorrow I’ll have the rest of the parts I need. I poured up three sets today of the balls and the secondary hulls. One set gets put away for a raining day if the molds every need to be remade.
More tomorrow,

Steve

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7 Responses to “Daedalus parts!”


  1. 1 Jeff Porteous
    May 26, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Super work, bud. You make it look so easy.

    Jeff

  2. May 26, 2011 at 6:54 am

    this model looks glorious already!

  3. May 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    What a process. A lot of work but dang how it pays off!
    And Doug’s a lucky guy! :)

  4. May 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Outstanding results. Guys like you amaze me. Look forward to your build now.

  5. May 27, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Wonderful, clean, professional work! Obviously the end result of decades of experience.

    I was thumbing through an old issue of Starlog (#25) and I read a bit about a made-for-tv movie “Starstruck.” The last line read “The leonine creature standing in the center was put together by Steve Neill.” Was that your work?

    Thanks so much for sharing the images with us on your progress. Educational AND fun– an unusual combination!


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