Mold Resurfacing Still in Progress

by Web FishDec 13, 2012 @ 10:37pm

It's been a slow couple of weeks at PilotFish. Still working on getting the mold in shape. Should be done by the end of next week. Major composites work planned for Christmas break - stay tuned!

RIP Mold Plug

by Web FishNov 28, 2012 @ 07:43pm

So what happens when you mess up your mold release application? Just learned the hard way... Remember that beautiful looking hull model? This is what it looks like tonight:

 

 

Fortunately, the mold itself will be salvaged. It will require some extra work sanding, reinforcing and re-polishing the inner surface, but all-in-all it could have been much worse!

 

The Fiberglass Mold Is Ready!

by Web FishNov 14, 2012 @ 07:52pm

We have a mold! Or at last we think we have one... We might have an issue with the mold release. Or the balsa cover of our plug might be a tad too soft for proper release with wedges. Either way - it will soon become clear.

 

Getting Ready to Lay the Mold

by Web FishNov 10, 2012 @ 08:07am

Getting ready to lay the mold later today.

  • Mold release - check!
  • Gallon of 3M resin - check!
  • 3M ardener - check!
  • Fiber cloth: check!
  • Filler: check!
  • Mixing canisters and brushes: check!

Keep fingers crossed - first large fiberglass project in many years!

Mold Plug - Ready to Go!

by Web FishNov 5, 2012 @ 10:25am

Mold plug fully covered, sanded, double clear-cat covered. It starts looking like a boat! And not too bad looking either.

The smell of brand new furniture adds to the ambiance :) There was at east one suggestion to turn the project into a scale table-top model and call it a day.