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Friday, September 21, 2007

Is it a bird ? Is it a plane? Is it superman?

No its a JART.........

I had my pdf plans printed out full size and being a patient sort of chap decided only to start the next day, here is the build thread thus far.

I marked out a traced template and glued together some scraps of blue foam , I no longer have big pieces so this will have to do.

Using P/U glue from alcolin I glued the pieces after wiping them with a damp cloth, the P/U glue needs moisture to cure, it tends to foam up and this is great as it fills gaps, once dry I roughly cut to shape with a hot wire bow.

AS usual I work on the floor with basic hand tools , the belt sander if used wisely, sorry that should read gently, sands the blue foam quickly, nice to radius edges.

Here I have started hand sanding with a block and trying to reproduce the Jart shape, they weren't kidding with that PNF pointy nose fetish thing, it looks possitively evil.

It does have an appealing jet shape.....
I have shaped the tail fin and attached it, at this time I have decided to layup some thin cloth/epoxy and filler and finish off to a sparkle before pulling off a mould.

How is yours getting along???? Evan , Piet , Robert and many others whose names escape me, right now.

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