Dear Smutty, uhhh, I mean... Dear Chuck-
Thank you Sir! I appreciate your approval, and I shall not smite thee... Not today, anyway...
A mold... The little angel on one shoulder is saying, "He's right, you know. It could save you a lot of work." The little devil on the other shoulder is saying, "Ahhhh, screw that, you don't need a mold." Guess who I usually listen to? (Explains a lot about my life...)
Honestly, it does seem to me that making a mold would be as much work as just making another nose. Which is another thing I could go ahead and do (at least that's what that damn angel said), and be ready for the inevitable shunt with the first one. Same logic applies to the side-pods and fenders. With some creative cardboard cutting for templates, it would be nearly the same as the first one... Nearly... ("Artisan style" Who, ME???
Or, should I wait long enough to test the first one, and see if I'd even want another one like it??? I'm tempted by that idea, since I already see things I wish I'd done differently on the first nose and pods (adjustable rake on the splitter, for instance), and I haven't found out yet if it's all gonna break and blow off the first time I hit 50mph. This idea appeals to me, since it allows me to move on with getting the car up and running and making improvements all along.
So what I should do then (little angel nods tentatively), is drive the first iteration of bodywork (and car) a bit, decide if I want "spares" or "Mark II" and get to work immediately thereafter. In other words, this project will never actually be "finished", which is really the definition of "race car" anyway!
Also means I get to hang out in here with all of you Cool Kids longer. That's what I call a "Win-Win" situation!
Chuck, I appreciate your input, and as always, appreciate you stopping by. You can be the Official Team Slotus "Assistant Shoulder Angel" and remind me to make spares after I get the Slotus running... You may get promoted, iffen I slap that little white-robed bastige into next week...