Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fade to Black

Hey gang. It's been a while. We've been rockin' it pretty hardcore at the shop and it's time to share.
Begrudgingly, I allowed the team to machine a disc so we could attach a brake to our vehicle. They were insistent.

Here the brake mount is ready for welding. I'm still not sure why they bothered. I have no plans to use it.

To cheer me up over the idea of adding anything to our vehicle that might slow it down, the team let me play with some lasers.

Oh god oh god oh god!

Suddenly, the brakes seem a little more tolerable.

So the frame is pretty much done. More test footage is coming. For now, though, our racer is looking pretty naked, and while that's nice every now and then, we can't really show it off in public like that come race day, can we? Time to start CNC work on the body!

Lay it flat.

Cut it out.

Suck it up.

Glue it on.

Weigh it down.

Hold it together, now.

Practice makes perfect.

CNC milling just blew Christine's mind.

Straps keep the sides tight on our filler box.

We relocate to sand the transitions smooth... but wait.. what's that going on outside?

Oh.. this looks good.

Very good.


Wait for it...

Waaaaaaait for it....


Feeling pretty amped up, we get back to sanding...

Spackle smooths out the gaps between layers, but we can go even smoother..

It's prime time, baby. The resin that we plan to use for soaking the fiberglass does not screw around; it will eat right through our pink foam. Five to six layers of primer ought to keep those troublemakers separated.

Lay down coat number 3.

Andrew! you missed a spot!

Soon we'll show some of the more complex things the CNC mill can do... big-ass space-marine guns. Pyew pyew pyew!


  1. I think I have to ditch everything and be there for THE BRUTAL BUS.

  2. I cannot wait to see the finished product!
    Epic isn't even close to being capable of describing this.

  3. This is amazing! Keep up the good work!

  4. Congrats on the win and all the at Techshop more!