Harmony/TPI just sent me some full shots of the pattern used for the front suspension spider and clip-on mount. They are interesting to see- besides the part geometry there are riders and sprues, both of which are much larger than I would expect.
The suspension spider pattern:
The patterns are made from Renshape, a tooling board material that is easy to machine with a good surface finish. The pattern material is protected from the abrasive casting sand by the thin plastic film draped over it. I like the fact that the film has dual purposes: to improve the surface finish of the cast part and to increase the lifespan of the tooling used to make that part.
After a bit of necessary contract work to pay the bills I’m now in the final stages of mounting and aligning the trunnion table. A post will follow shortly.