I have finished the first half of the Atlas' fairing. It took some time to punch out all the little round parts but there it is. I tried as best as I could to follow the original placement of the panels. I am afraid it sometimes needed a little artistic license. It looks quite close to the original, though.
I had a small problem with the placement of my reinforcing rings and that of the panels down right, but I solved it by kind of ignoring the ring is there. it gives a nice impression of the panels anyway.
Now the second half. It is different from this half so it is back to the beginning.
some more pictures after the break.
|This is the set of panels for the first half.|
|The 2mm hollow punch I used is a little hard on the palm of your hand after a couple of punches. So I took the cork of a Sherry bottle to give some support to my hand. I should've done this much sooner!|
|Larger than life.|
|One down, ...|