Does anyone here have knowledge of spinning aluminum; for example, on a lathe?
I scratchbuilt a foam plane, and eventually used the bottom part of a soda can for the cowl. It fits nicely, but still looks like the bottom part of a soda can to the trained eye (say,5 years old and up). I thought if I made a wooden form on my lathe, which would look less like a soda can on the end, attached a can end somehow and went at it with various wooden sticks and other improvised tools, it might work.
I thought I'd ask here first, and maybe save some time and trouble, perhaps a lacerated hand, too. Meanwhile, I'm googling.