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.