Friday I’m in Love
Yes it’s Friday and I’m ready for the weekend. I’m going to do something I haven’t done for a couple of months or more. Fly. I’m flying a very large RC airplane.
Yesterday and today I’m finishing all the light blocking, filling seams, filling cracks and poor fitting parts. Parts of the model are taped up to prevent airbrushing over windows and clear parts as I sand and touch up. Monday we start putting on the decals.
I did pour some more of Nimoy’s ears up for a friend and customer I’ll paint Monday. for those of you new to the blog I made Spock’s ears for the first Motion Picture back in 1978. A highlight in my career for me.
These get mounted in a special shadow box and signed by the creator.
Here I am with Adam Nimoy and a pair of his dads ears standing in my office.
I also finished mounting the body and fine tuning the Maserati last night. This car runs smooth as glass and handles well. Time to paint the body and add the details.
A package came from France yesterday. One of my dads heros was racing legend A.J.Foyt. And this car was my favorite and his. A.J. was my little boy hero and my dad was a friend of his. Back in the 60’s my dad built up a Stromberg Watson Roadster Sheraton Thompson for me. AJs winning car in 1964. I don’t know what ever happened to it but it was my wobbie and I took it everywhere I went for comfort. I was 12 years old.
Now back into slot cars I wanted that car back and found a guy on ebay that had resin bodies of the car. This will be a wonderful build full of memories of my late dad and all the fun we had racing.
This is what the car looks like finished.
And here is the unfinished body I just received.