Monday, February 07, 2011

Life's little lessons are hard, aren't they?

The Pinewood Derby was successful, except for the child that got sulky because he didn't have the fastest car and he received no special recognition for what he thought was a spectacular car.  That would be The Eldest of course.  Life's little lessons are hard, aren't they?  He'll learn sooner or later.

I finally got the official pics of the car with the wheels on it:

From the front:


The guns on the hood were made from Legos that were hot glued on to the car.  All chrome was done with a silver Sharpie marker.  Headlights were glued on green jewels.  Rockets were created from dollhouse torches that were sawed off and glued into pre-drilled holes.

Side View:


Back View:


The Hornet license plate was taken from a pic found online.  I put it into Word and shrunk it down then printed it out. 

The entire car had a really thick clear coat put on it as well.  I would not recommend doing this in a freezing garage though. The clear coat (first one) ended up creating a crackle finish all over the car.  Now, I don't know about you, but I don't think the mega wealthy green hornet would have that bad of a paint job on his car.  So, I sanded it off, repainted the black, re-did the silver and then clear coated it (indoors this time) again.  Basically, we did all the paint stuff twice.  I won't be doing that again!  Life's little lessons are hard, aren't they?
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