Monday, 28 March 2011
The new cars have finally arrived at the starting line! The car above is the big brother of the two. It weighs in at 32 x 9 x 11cm, a brute, with a full set of old Meccano tin wheels. Screen printed in this seasons livery and buffed to a high gloss finish here at my workshop, it will leave the competition standing. For sale here.
The above little whipper snapper rocks up to the line at a smaller 20 x 7 x 6.5cm, but what it lacks in size it sure does make up for in the looks department. With a fresh set of brass and rubber vintage Meccano wheels, on the asphalt it packs a serious punch. For sale here.
They both come with seat belts, ABS and a hand screen printed box as standard!
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Just a small peek at the box lid for the new cars. Spent the morning with Papa Frost cutting all the boxes on his machine that cuts cardboard fast enough to make my tiny brain hurt! I swear to God, if these damn cars aren't tucked up all snug in these boxes by the beginning of next week, I will give myself a bloody good talking to.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Just spent the morning in the paint shop (basement) at the studio sanding down the plywood and screen printing the four colours onto both sides of the new cars. It's always a pleasure to put on the final layer and see that it all works and you haven't just wasted an entire morning!
The next time I post them, they will be all singing, all dancing racers.
Friday, 11 March 2011
I now have all the elements in place to get the next project on the go. The laser cut plywood is back from the factory, and the Meccano wheels are ready to go. Going to spend the next few days printing four colours directly onto the wood and then a bit of varnish, a few nuts and bolts, a box, then onto the shelves!