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Looking for the close up photo of the portable graphic equaliser deck that Nick Briggs use's with his Moog MF102. Somewhere out there, I have seen this photo of him sitting at a table with the graphic equaliser, to fine tune in the sound of the Moog. Could be used as a reference photo if allowed on the Forum.
Well just an update . I've started finally , thought i'd tackle the base and work up from there. I've been sorting afew smaller things like hemi's and cutting drainage pipe for there surrounds . See how it goes , will post some pics at some stage ! ..Ian
Something I did different this time when making my eye stalk discs. Fist time I used a push light as the shape to form the plastic over. This time it melted with the heat so I got the plastic vac formed cover it came in and filled this full of plaster Paris, using Vaseline as a release. This made the perfect former when dry. Hope that helps someone.
I use broom handle wood (cheaper than dowel) with a hole drilled down the middle (using my lathe) to stop the aluminium tube moving in the eyestalk.
Good news with the MIG welding, I now have a frame, the welds aren't pretty, but I didn't kill myself or burn down the house. Win!
Daleks have nuts?
So, I gave it until about 2pm, then glassed up the gap, the gel on the gap between the top and bottom was still quite wet, so I treaded softly. Although trying to fibreglass inside a 19mm gap (minus two layers of grp and gel).. so 16mm? was an achievement.
Demoulding was interesting, I should have put a thicker layer of PVA on the filled bits, as quite a lot of them popped out on demoulding. The first demoulds can often be a bit of a pain in my experience and this was no exception. The fact that the lower ring actively warps when you try and flex it out of the mould is a bit of a problem. But apart from a few spots here and there (largely errors on the struts that will need a bit of filling. But I think after a wash, trim light sand over the seams there should be minimal work to be done on it. My only concern is making sure the bottom ring is level on the four seams, until I sand the flash back it's hard to tell how they are sitting.
I think most of the work will be getting the 90 degree interior angles safe for humans to touch on the inside. It really needs another layer of fibreglass all over on the interior to give it a but more strength, but that can wait.
The mould came out okay, most of the damage was due to the screwdriver used to take it apart, plus filler popping out. That shouldn't take too long to repair for the eventual second cast.
So, finally fibreglass neck bin and rings cast ready to assemble. So I've got eyestalk ready to assemble, plunger printed, dome lights complete, dome cast, neck bin and ring cast. It's really the shoulders and skirt that will be the interesting part.