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Monday, October 11, 2010

Mahogany Toy Cars - Barricade (Transformers) & Mach 5 (Speed Racer)

Remember the Tumbler (Batman Begins), i made as a Pinewood Derby car? I gave the prototype to my oldest son (who was helping in the shop that day). He played with it quite a bit, and would ask me occasionally, when we were going to put wheels on his car.

To make a long story short. It got thrown away, unfinished. I have been terribly sick, as have half my children, and now that we are better, my Bride seems near death with stomach aches and the like. So, to pass the time, with Mom in bed, and give me and the Kids something to work on in the shop (They help paint), I asked what car we should make: "Barricade". I didn't take pictures of Barricade's construction, but i got some good ones for Mach 5.

After finishing Barricade, it occurred to me that, even thought a lot of work when into making the car, it was actually pretty fun to make/paint and the kids really enjoy the process, and they are durable as all get out.

Ohh, Did i mention they don't require much $ in materials? 98% of the value is in the machining, sanding, painting, designing of the cars.

Now, I get to cheat, because just about every car on the planet has a fan who knows how to Model in 3D, so Barricade was easy. Mach 5 was harder. I've been watching for a good model to appear for months and months.

So, without further adieu,