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.
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?