MKII Viper fuselage assembly and skinning.

*This page will be updated with works in progress as it happens.

Putting the modules together.

Now that modules 1, 2 and 3 (cockpit) now have a supporting frame inside them and the formers are all fixed to their frames, I have started to align and level them on each other and start the process of skinning.

Skinning.

Each gap between the former is being filled with thick polystyrene foam to be hot-wired, sliced, diced, sanded and smoothed. The polystyrene will form the shape of the ship and provide support for the fibreglass shell when the time comes to apply it. There are resins out there now that are compatible with polystyrene, so I don’t have to worry about solvent based dissolving of my hard work.

 

 

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