Earmuff's Nozzle's pads costruction process...
This detail, has been a real nightmare to reproduce. In fact this object :
1) is thin (triangular rims)
2) has curved (arc-sectored) shaped areas
3) the rims inside are placed in curved shape
Here I'll show some of the tentatives I did:
In the images I cut some styrene arc pieces, and directly glued small rims inside (pieces of styrene strips 1x0,5 mm).
using spacers, to have them with the very same step.
The result has stopped me to further proceeding this way: Each pad would result to be different from the other!!!!.
This is horrible and was unacceptable for me. Then I tried another way.
A friend of mine, has a very precise pantograph. The only thing to build was a scaled-up track on plastic guide 2 to 1.
Using compasses and a scribing tool, realized this (top):
In the upper, you can see the plastic guide: a scribed piece of plastic twice the size needed.
With this original, I pantographed the two master molds can below. This plastic piece is cyanoacrilate.
I used it (squeezing inside RTV rubber) to get the NEGATIVE of the mold needed.
Then I used this second mold (pink RTV) to pour the pieces in white ceramics:
to obtain it's negative. I poured ceramic (same used for earmuff's domes).
The result can be seen here:
next step: put everithing together to assemble earmuff!!!