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The madness has started!!!!
With the wheelbase of the beetle being the same as the original car, the top should be 1200mm diameter, so that's what I got.
But looking at it I will change mine to 1100mm and only 450mm high, so not a full hemisphere.
Cut out the front panel and ordered probably too much vermiculite!! its not an exact science.
 

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Made a start on shaping the body.
Vermiculite & plaster in a 70/30 mix.
 

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Cheers Charley.

"Big Mess - I'll get back to you"
 

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Still playing with the mix, trying to see how this madness works!!
Got to move that fridge out of the garage at the weekend, need more space.
Run out of plaster now, so need to pick up a couple of bags on the way how from work.

Darn its quite a messy exercise!!
Going to cover the floor with a tarp.

Also going to trial fit the bubble at the weekend.
 

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That was most of a bag of multi I had leftover from doing the kitchen.
Agreed, will change to bonding, seams to have that extra 'bulk' factor.

But was thinking about using Thistle One Coat for the finishing layer.
 

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i'd have glued blocks of expanded foam or polystyrene together, carved the shape and skimmed over that with plaster or body filler. quicker and easier. neil.
 

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Is not plaster of paris the thing to use or is it the same?
Plaster of Paris is virtually the same and is very fine, but dries rock hard and is very expensive, compared to wall plaster.
 

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i'd have glued blocks of expanded foam or polystyrene together, carved the shape and skimmed over that with plaster or body filler. quicker and easier. neil.
Going to pick up one of those 'roofing sheets' at the weekend.
 

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Robert, blame Ed Roth, he started it!!!!!!
Its messy, but fun :tup:
 
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