Monday’s work 1-11-2022

  It was great to have the routine Monday back again after weeks of holiday stuff and grandchildren. I was able to just put my nose to the grindstone and have at it. I have never been so behind on my orders and it was uncomfortable for me at best. Hand making 6 rocket kits is a lot of work. You guys have literally worn out my silicone molds and I have to make all new molds off the masters I still have. This caused me more work because I don’t like sending out resin parts with defects and bubbles. 

Although most garage kits do have such deffects you get pre-primered parts this time because I fixed many of the flaws. Usually my parts come out clean from the molds, that is until the molds start to go!

I struggled with the base I made for the Star Destroyer. I had a problem with the tung oil and the extreme cold conditions in the shop. I was unhappy with the results.
Last night I got a new pre-made base and will stain and coating it with a bit of triple glaze Krylon. It’s time to ship this beautiful model to its rightful owner!
Today I have a new car inbound. This one is a 1/10 scale Ford GT 40 MK II. It’s a big beast of a car.

 After going to the track last weekend and meeting the folks there I had a lot of questions they answered which helped me determine what would be the best first car to race with them in the touring class they frequent. 

I look forward to building this car and getting it race-ready. I ordered a lot of aftermarket upgrades so it’s going to be a fascinating build. Since I will no longer be slot car racing (which is indoors) the outdoor RC racing is really going to help. It’s outdoors and a lot safer. 
Slot car racing  you’re inside standing side by side and handling controllers that were just handled by someone else. No one is wearing masks or hand sanitizing the controllers. Food is being handled by everyone without regard. Social distancing is non-existent.
I have observed recently that the clubs seem to be ignoring that we have a very dangerous pandemic and have continued on with the races. This is something I cannot be part of. I’m using my common sense to protect myself, my family, and my friends.

I’ll show you the building of this car and the VW Bug I have. It’s different and amazing. Tomorrow we are back to the T51 Cooper build. Also some track decorations and soon that next Star Trek Mask many of you have asked for. And some surprises up ahead!

One thought on “Monday’s work 1-11-2022

  1. Good for you for staying safe, Steve. Your indoor slot car racing will come back in time. Eventually.

    Your safety kindred spirit, Jeff

    Sent from my iPhone aboard the Harder



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