Saturday, April 27, 2013

Milan SL Flange

Just about ready to put the parting flange on the Milan SL pattern.  The nose reminds me of the high speed trains in Europe or Japan. 

I mounted the pattern on a rolling cart and then built up supports to hold the flange.  When I had the flange off to coat it with shellac you could really see how relatively skinny the SL is. 

Its a bit hard to tell with out one to contrast it too but you can see how little it is wider than your shoulders at the widest point.  The little swiggle about 2/3 way back is the small bump out for the shoulders.  It is wider at the front wheels as the shell tapers in towards the parting line so the wheels can be completely enclosed.  If they weren't enclosed it could be another bit narrower there too. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow you have been busy. I didn't even see this post. Are you going to have rear suspension in the SL?