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Old 10-22-2016, 03:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I can't seem to get the rear wheels skirts down... Too many curves at once. I am starting to envy people with flat sided cars!
Papier mache would allow you to layup extremely compound surfaces,which after drying,could be glassed over.A wire armature and hardware cloth or chicken wire could support the paper until glassing,then removed after.
Also,pie pieces can be cut from cardboard to allow complex bends,taping back together at the seams.
There's more than one way to skin a car!

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Old 10-23-2016, 01:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Here is a body that is all bubble.



What it shows is that your pie cuts can be as triangles, diamonds or hexagons. Diamonds are good, you can score or brake a flat sheet at two different angles. That will kill the flatness right there, then make your pie cuts along the creases as required. Then trim to the outline you need.

Instead of following the body, impose your own shape onto it.
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I've sidestepped the problem for a while by making covers for the upper 2/3 of the wheel where it is basically flat. If i can wrestle your website's stringent photo posting protocols i may be able to post a picture.
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Can you add pictures to an album on your profile page?

For a full size skirt you could brake horizontal creases to roll it under and then diagonal creases at the front and rear lower corners. But you don't have to, of course.
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Can you add pictures to an album on your profile page?

For a full size skirt you could brake horizontal creases to roll it under and then diagonal creases at the front and rear lower corners. But you don't have to, of course.
I'll add them, but I'm out at the moment.

I may wait to upgrade the skirts-I've spent a lot of time tangling with them.
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YESS! I got a picture up! More coming...





I can't seem to get the right curve on the cardboard. I may line the edge with electical tape to seal the crack.

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Progress!

I took another shot at the wheel skirts, and i think i may have come up with somethinv workeable:



I actually did use trangles to help with curves!



I made a cloroplast version, but it was unacceptably ugly. So that's still on hold.

Meanwhile i made a windshield wiper cover, as i did not want to use duct tape! It may or may not help with airflow as it has some sharp angles; please tell me your thoughts.
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