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Sent: 7/7/2007 1:09:07 AM
Subject: RE: fiberglass questions [TANKS]
I've kind of moved off the Bradley and now I'm leaning toward a T-72. It still has good dimensions at 1/6 scale, plus it has a low profile and would be a 40/4 vehicle.
The turret is very round kind of a hemisphere squished into a tear drop shape. The hull is angular and flat. Maybe it makes sense to use different fiberglass techniques for the two pieces.
From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of JOHN PITTELLI
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: fiberglass questions [TANKS]
What tank are you building? Do you have lots of
curves or mostly straight panels? The hull for my
Comet was made from 1/4 ply with one layer fiberglass
mat and one layer of cloth. Extremely strong and very
light. If you like I could send you some interior pics
of how the skin was attached.
-- Doug Conn <dwconn404-at-comcast.net> wrote:
> Ok, more construction planning questions.
> I'm thinking about using molded fiberglass for the
> turret and upper hull.
> I'd build a plug, make a mold, and start making
> parts. I've never done any
> fiberglass before. Is this a bad idea ?
> If I use decent quality cloth and epoxy, how thick
> should I plan to make the
> turret and hull so they'll be sturdy ?
Bored stiff? Loosen up...
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