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I made a little progress they're in primer.
I shot these with sealer, and then noticed an oval hair hole that I missed filling. The hair took several attempts.
We don't see no stinking hair! Or is there hair planned for the tops?
BANANA!!!!!......................................Um, I mean yellow.
The holes get hair. I tried multiple sizes and materials, I took a thorough ass kicking on this whole build, many failures. I like to think that my mechanical skills are decent, but i'm certainly no sculptor.
Well these are covered in clear, before I paint the mouth. I bought an airbrush and auto air colors paint to use for the mouth, my thought is that if I flub the mouth, I can still remove it and have a do over, so this coat of clear is actually an intercoat. I have also decided to start working on the overalls before the final clear, just in case of scuffs from the denim.
how would you remove mouth color without repainting the body?
Ani, because there is a layer of clear, the mouth could be wet sanded off. 1000 grit would take it right off. This can be done repeatedly as long as you don't break through the clear and into the yellow, and actually while wet sanding if I see any yellow residue, it's time to stop and reapply the clear.
I wonder what it's like inside your mind ...
It's a scary place.
It's gotta be bananas in there....
Would you be putting down another of 3 layers or clear once you are satisfied with the air brushed mouth, or no required?
The whole thing gets a couple more coats of clear after the mouth is painted. In reality doing it this way is more work, because it all has to be sanded before recoating, but doing it this way afforded me unlimited time to paint the mouth, as there is no time window for paint cure that I have to meet.
Thanks Nick, this is a good thing. Not needing pro artist painters, undo process is always welcome!!!
Here's the bottom half, and the together.
Those are pretty cool! Did I miss what driver is going in it?
I'm sorry Brad, this build started a long time ago on the PE forum. The drivers are a coax made from a Dayton RS100 and a SB14 tweeter from Mark at Meniscus, and a Dayton DSA135 in a bandpass, rear vented of coarse.
Here's a rear view, and a shot looking up inside to the bandpass.
These probably could have been done as just the coax with the RS100 vented, but the original design was going to use a TB W3-881 full range with the DSA135 in the bandpass, because when I started these that SB tweeter didn't exist. When the tweeter appeared, Mark told me about it, I believe it was at MWAF, he sent me a pair and the project morphed into this.
Now I see what’s going on. A 3-way, the ports in the perfect spot 😆. Awesome project.