Random thoughts about the weather and life. I may even vent every now and then. Since 2004!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A New Past Time
I'm tired of the blog always being about weather. I'm going back to the roots of this blog, which talked more about life. Here's a new past time for my boys and I, model cars. When I was a kid, I loved doing model cars. I can vividly remember that they were not constructed very well and I frequently left out the little parts that were hard to glue on. Therefore, my cars had no alternators, oil filters, side mirrors, etc. As I start this new adventure with the boys, we're going to try to be a little more meticulous.
Side note: As a kid, I would take a lighter, heat the plastic suspension, and lower cars. I was a pro at making a car have "three-wheel motion". Some of you will know what that is...
The most challenging part has been the painting. A few streaks, a few bubbles, blemish here and there, but I think we're getting the hang of it. I think the key is primer, which we failed to use a time or two. As I mentioned, I did not like the small parts that gave the cars detail as a kid, but adding those pieces really give it a nice touch. My oldest son is a little more "into" the model cars than the youngest and I've been teaching him the parts of a car as we construct them.
Yes... that's an oil filter on the Challenger we are constructing.
I think we will tackle a NASCAR next. If you have ever done a NASCAR model car, then you know that the painting and decals are a challenge. I'll keep you posted.