And more sanding and filling and…

Did a second pass with the finishing glaze and sanded again. Filled the smaller stuff and scratches with spot putty.

Tomorrow I’ll sand it all smooth and primer it. The rest of the day will be spent preening and making the sharp saucer edge even.

Next? Let build the bridge.

More tomorrow,


7 Responses to “And more sanding and filling and…”

  1. November 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Man, that is a lot of work Steve, but it is really coming along nicely!

  2. 3 deg
    November 10, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Steve, what method are you using to keep the oh-so-subtle contour or the hul intact as you do all this flat black sanding? Do you have a stroke method at all, and a way to read the contour to see that it remains true, or are you doing it by eye as per the existing shape more or less?

    I saw you have a reverse contour tool, does that just come into play after sanding bit-by-bit, or do you have a check-as-you-go-method devised?


  3. November 10, 2010 at 2:48 am

    That’s it. And an eyeball and hand feeling thing. Sand and feel check the contour tool. Works every time. But the glass has already locked in the foam shape. It’s a lot like building in 3D. Build bulkheads from the three view. Sheet between as in make polygon. The red stuff is just to fix the Little flaws.


  4. 6 deg
    November 10, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Thanks! Oh sure, I’m an old crusty at building practicals too. Been a loooong time since I picked up my X-acto, putty knife and sanding block, but I remember it all, eh. Building pracs is what led me to building CG models. I’ve built models literally my whole life as long as I can remember . You have too I’m sure. I miss pracs too, as CG is great and fun, but nothing like holding a model in your hands after you’re done.

    Those rounded palm sanding blocks sound awesome, BTW.

    Remember, it’s itchy and esp sux in the heat, but keep that mask on! 😉


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