Well it has come time for me to finally get to work on my HIC. I have had a Stormrider full front panel laying on the floor for well over a year now.
The problem I have been trying to come up with a solution for is weight. I have been trying to come up with ideas on how to make a lightweight box that is also accurate in dimensions and details. I want to be able to take this to troops and other events without having to get out the forklift. I think I have come up with an idea that may work, but I wanted to run it by some others first.
I was thinking of building the box out of blue/pink foam board and then coating it in fiberglass. I would build up several layers of the foam board making the trapezoid shape and roundovers on the top. I would aslso make a slight recess in the top to inset the front panel in. Before putting the panel in I would coat the entire front and sides with a fiberglass shell. Do you think this would work? I don't know if the fiberglass will stick to the foam board or not. I guess the insets into the sides for the panels would act a little like keys to hold everything together, or I could put a fiberglass layer on the underside as well to hold it all together.
Just throwing out ideas.