Lego Ninjago Sword of Fire car

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Lego Ninjago Sword of Fire car

Post by Noskills » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:43 pm

I think we all probably say "I could make a car of that" at least once a day. Well my son had a den meeting cut night for his car and we were already working on it at home so we decided to cut out a car that looks like this Lego Ninjago sword. Its the weapon of choice for the Red Ninja. Those with young kids may recognize it:
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Here is a picture of the toy version. We went with a gold blade as its gold in the TV show.
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All show and no go. In fact it did not even race as we made it after our derby. My first attempt at carving a car out with the dremel.

Lots of fun

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Post by roosclan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:32 pm

yeah, I'm thinking you need to change your screen name to "Madskills." That looks great! Far better than I could do.


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Post by pwrd by tungsten » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:08 am

That is very cool!


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Post by Speedster » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:12 am

Do you guys never sleep?

It's beautiful, Seth. Woodworking, Paint, Everything. What Clearcoat do you have on that little Beauty ?



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Post by DerbyDash » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:27 am

WOW!! I'm glad my son just wants to use a basic wedge design....need to make sure he can't get online to DT and see these designs or I'm going to get very busy and have to learn some new skills. :rofl:



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Post by rpcarpe » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:44 am

That's Hot! Lots o' patience and work!


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Post by Noskills » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:29 pm

It's beautiful, Seth. Woodworking, Paint, Everything. What Clearcoat do you have on that little Beauty ?
Hi Bill,

I used 3 coats of enamel clear coat. Actually the gloss paint, which was Testers model paint, was pretty darn glossy already. The Gold was more green that I would have liked despire vigorous shaking. Should have coated it with yellow first.

Great practice with my router bit!

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Post by whodathunkit » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:41 pm

Seth,
Did you build this car back in the 70's or 80's ? I'm digging them CMI wheels.
Cool looking Lego Ninjago Sword of Fire car. :bigups:


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Post by Noskills » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:58 pm

Did you build this car back in the 70's or 80's ? I'm digging them CMI wheels.
Mark,

What are CMI wheels? I just inherited a bag of PWD stuff from the previous cubmaster and these were in there. I figured they would not be used for emergency repairs, and there were 4 so I used them. I did like the retro look. There were also 3 mag style wheels which I liked even better.

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Post by Speedster » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:47 pm

Good eye, Whoda. I remember running those back in the 80's. My son left his cars here when he moved to Texas. Memories....



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Post by Mr. Steve 316 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:21 pm

My Sons says "Your car is Awesome!" :O Looks like a real crowd favorite.


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Post by pgosselin » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:29 pm

Well, you could race it at Mid America. That would make Sporty happy.

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Post by Noskills » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:26 pm

This guy is all show and no go. I think I will race a faster car at the mid America. This was really just so we would not arrive at the den meeting empty handed. I actually did not cut the car out, just outlined it. After the dad working the bandsaw cut a few wedges in 10 sec each he looked at me like I had three heads when I handed him the block. At first he could not understand why I was cutting off the side with the slots. Then it took him like 10 min. :o

I send him a photo of the finished product though. :thumbup:

Now I have extra cool Testers model paint!

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Re: Lego Ninjago Sword of Fire car

Post by Aron » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:55 pm

Nice detail!



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