Thx for the kind words ladies and gentlemen.
The shape sort of grew into this form on its own. I would have like to have made that front wall lower (no higher than my tailgate) but it took out too much headroom from the toilet that's going to back against the inside of that wall.
I think I'm going to do my final sanding in situ, then wash it down to clear off the dust. The smooth jigsaw blades I've been cutting the panels with don't leave any dust so it will further cut down on inclusions that would leave a bump needing to be sanded out later. I've got another day's sanding (today), so I ought to be starting on the glassing this weekend.
PcH, I had actually thought about a camo paint job at one point. I will likely use a garage floor epoxy kit to paint it and fill the weave, so I'll probably go with a grey base coat and use the included flecks along the rocker panels. The roof will get a topcoat of white elastomeric coating to bounce the heat off. I do want it to blend in rather than stand out as a bright white box like an RV. The matte grey will make it less noticeable without the gung-ho look of a camo job (no offense to GPW's foamie !)
I don't have anywhere NEAR the artistic talent to paint trees, orchards, or beaches. I do have a buddy that does vinyl though, so at some point I'm sure we'll be talking about a graphics theme. At the very least, a decal saying "Designed by TLAR Engineering" (or similar) is a must.
I've been using Sharpies like they're going out of style. It's pretty simple to pin a panel into place with skewers and trace out the inside opening, marking which way the bevels go
(D'Oh !!) and cutting them out with either the jigsaw or the 'handled' hacksaw blade you can see sitting on the tongue (works great for flush cutting as well). The interior will be well-marked by the time I'm done: thanks for the tip on the dry-erase markers. I hadn't thought of that.
So, linen closet off the bathroom inside, the forward sloped area? Water tank?
what does the door frame look like outside, back edge?
The toilet will be under the sloped nose with a small counter on the curb side. There will be space for a cabinet on the street side, but it will be accessible from outside as a vented LPG locker if I don't mount the bottle on the front wall. A single 10lb bottle will fit up front and allow a smooth rounding of the nose (but not enough capacity), or I can put a 20lb higher up and that will provide the radius itself without a foam/glass fairing block. If I do either of those, then that locker will be a vanity cabinet with a pullout shower/faucet.
I'll put up pics of the individual areas as I get them sanded to shape. Right now, the door frame is undersized so I can sand it to fit the door before glassing, but it blends into the same plane as the vertical side panel. There are triangular fillers top and bottom because the door vestibule has a horizontal roof and floor rather than making a 'bent' door (like on the War Wagon build).
That does create a low pressure area (with its drag) top and bottom while towing. I could use two long triangular panels to bring each of them back down, but on the top one I have a skylight going there. As compromises go, having a window there is worth a bit of lost fuel economy. I may still address the bottom, but that's another job for another day.
Gotta get camping !
In Canada, the May 24 long weekend (observed on the 21st this year) is traditionally the kick off for the camping season, so there's an extra imperative now to "git 'er done".
The missus isn't really a camper yet...and DEFINITELY doesn't enjoy tent camping with two dogs !