Defyant Style Turbine
The 2 main parts that
make up this mod are of course a fan, a 120mm Black Generic fan will be
used for this mod, and the second is the cone that will give the fan its
"Turbine" look. The cones I'm using can be bought from Hobby
Stores, these are 44mm or 1 3/4" Prop spinners. They are hollow
plastic so they are very light, which is perfect for this mod.
The cone I'll be using for this mod is the blue one
one the right, the larger Back 70mm Cone is intended for another mod.
Below is a shot of the
product packaging and the pricing is in Australian dollars.
These cones are
obviously intended for hobby planes and they come in 2 sections. For the
Fan mod we only need the top part of the cone. Two screws hold the top
and bottom together, these are removed and the 2 parts are as shown
The top half of the
cone is an almost perfect fit and as seen here the only spoiler are the
2 screw holes.
Here is what the back
side looks like...
Good old bondo/car
filler can be used to fill these in and make the cone look more as it
A small amount of
bondo is mixed to fill the holes, extra strong mix so it dries fast.
The bondo sets hard in
a matter of minutes, next is to hand sand the bondo'd holes even. 80grit
paper was used, scratching dosn't matter as next step will be several
thick coats of spray putty.
The Spray putty is
left to dry over night, actually the one shown was left for 3 days but
overnight is enough.
The next step is to
use some 800grit Wet and Dry sand paper to rub the spray putty smooth.