- Go Bubba Go
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My older son is making a "Donkey Kong" car that is thin enough (thickness of MaxV's tungsten cubes) to be run with either side facing up. He originally spray painted both sides brown, but when he discovered that it could be run either side up he decided to decorate the "other side" in "Luigi" green.
Well, last night he painted the underside green and meticulously cut out and applied the homespun Donkey Kong and Luigi decals to either side. All was good until... we applied the clear coat.
While the green brush paint was acrylic (as was the clear coat), the original brown spray paint was apparently enamel. You know the rest: Crinkle, crinkle, peel, peel. Discolored the decals as well.
After kicking myself in the pants a few times (regular practice for a "stubburn slo lurnrr" like me), he went to bed and I carefully shaved (hobby knife) and sanded off the spent paint and decals. By the time I went to bed it was fixed (probably couldn't have slept if it wasn't), another late night courtesy of "duh".
p.s. 29 days and counting...
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Well, the crackle should have fit in with the snake themeSpinDoctor wrote:It was 2 coral snakes coming out of a hole(the weight pile in the back) then coming together in the front. Well the paint job took a long time, but looked great. I put on a clear coat and you know the rest.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
Well, as a woodworker, I chose to make a plane. The scouts were thrilled and eager to see.....
Well our final shop night prior to the race I unvieled my plane.....
To dead silence
I had made a Hand Plane. Not even my own son knew what it was.
(And I have a gold plated one on my desk!)
I did manage to get the wow factor by staining it with soy sauce, mustard, paprika and ketchup.
I've since made up for it.
- Darin McGrew
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If you can believe it, wheels and axles weigh more than .05 ounces. I had to drill out the lead to get it under 5 oz.
Btw, that car took 1st in Open Class! Whoop!
Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game. In the deed the glory.