Simply in-creditable Bob', What a builder you are'. Great job on stretching out that frame. That is also a very good foundation for the bus body. That must be a big six with a lot of torque to pull that baby'..
Here the shape of the hood and cowl are worked in. For the curved tops I used pieces of a resin product that I had on hand from an old project. I think it was called "RenShape". I see that it needs more sanding but it does carve and sand quite well.
Like everything else about these buses, there seems to be some confusion about the seating arrangements. It looks to me that the seating for the "parlor coach" which I am trying to build, is arranged like the restored bus and the 1/50 model. No matter which arrangement is modeled I will need a lot of seats. I do not plan a lot of detail on the interior because you can see very little but it would look quite empty without seats.
Shown are my masters for the seat pairs, some light housings, and the roof vents. Then the mold, and then the first castings. I will be resin casting for a while.