Thursday, February 03, 2011

First Look at the Green Hornet Pinewood Derby Car

Pinewood Derby Season for the Cub Scouts has arrived again.  The Eldest decided this year that he wanted The Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet.

I think the toughest part of this car this year was getting the general shape of the car.  There has been much sanding and dremelling going on around here.  I could kick myself for not getting a pic of the car before painting it, but oh well.

Here's what it looked like after it had been painted black and had Silver Sharpie "Chrome" drawn on it:


The next step involved taking a trip to Hobby Lobby and trying to get my son to stay out of the pinewood derby section for what we needed.  He's a very straight forward child and to him, if it's not in that section, then you can't use it.  Not a problem.  

The first section that I made him go to was the doll house section.  Boy did he not want to do that.  That's girl stuff!  But he started listening really quick once I told him my vision.  I had found some plastic translucent torches that were perfect for making green rockets.   We ultimately had to cut off the fat part of the torch and just use the stem in order to get the correct look.  Worked perfectly.   Then I pulled him into the jewelry making section to grab some glue on jewels to make headlights. 

Here's a pic of the materials: 

The Eldest also wanted guns coming out of the hood like in the movie, so we raided our box of legos to get these and mounted them with hot glue:


Don't these all look great used together?


The car is currently getting a clear coat of paint to seal everything and then it will get it's wheels.  I'll show you the final version when it's finished.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Paint Weekend

I spent my weekend painting doors and cabinets.   I was feeling good enough to tackle a paint brush, so I got to painting.   It was nice to finally get the doors to my kitchen completely finished (and with new hardware even.)


I know how exciting it is looking at a door, so I won't show you the other, it would be just too much excitement for this blog.  So how about a primered cabinet?


Oh yeah.  Now that's excitement.  I'm going to paint this cabinet the color of the walls in my laundry room instead of the contrasting color so that they blend in rather than stick out.  I don't want these cabinets as noticeable.  I will get some fun knobs for them though. :)

 All this painting was just too much for these guys:

How many animals can you fit under your desk?  Would someone please tell me why these animals congregate where my feet are supposed to go?  And while your at it, would someone please go under there and pick up the speaker that fell off the back of my desk this morning?  Thanks.