The past week has seen me "restart" work on this mod. With the a fresh set of updates to post, iv'e decided to port the whole worklog over
Some of you may have seen this panel already in my mega bondo guide it was the original plan for HPres2 but never eventuated in favour of the single flat hole.
First off is to mark the centre , ill be using 120mm storm water pipe to mark with and eventually use as my blow hole ends.
mask and cut.
Next is to cut the blow hole into 2 halves, these will become the ends.
A rumage thru the plex scrap bin to find some fillers, hold the mok up together with hot glue and a qick test to see if all fits.
With the front panel i want the main feature to be the blow hole and some special shaped plex light diffuses i will add later.
A scrap peice of plex is clamped and heated to shape then marked and cut to size and used as the filler plate.
the front it taped and some bondo is applied the the rear of the top plate and mega blow hole, allowed to dry and bondo is applied to the front
This will be the first of 3 applications
Once dry , its time to get dusty, using course grit a hand sander its time to knock some ruff shape into the panel.
Using the shape of your block and using some bent paper work the shape as needed.
Back to the bench for another layer of bondo
Allow to dry and a ruff and final sand using finer paper.
Starting to show some shape now.
blade putty fills in all the minor left over pinholes and a final sand and a good few coats of spray putty to seal it all down.
Allow to cure or go-off for a few days to sink back then its time to wetrub.
A dusty coat of black paint is applied as your guide, this will show up your highs and lows and help with wetsanding.
The end result .... a clean front panel with a Mega! blowhole.