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Ken Martin

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Hi Friends

Wanted to show you what happens when I try to clean up my shop.
I started with good intentions but I kept finding partly build toys out there, and I just could not leave them alone.
Photo below shows a table of toys that were found partly finished, Poor Toys.
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Several I would like to show close up.
The next photos show a group of cars I found a pattern for free on the internet.  (I did ask Cynthia if it was OK to show them first.)
DSC07204_mini.JPG Edited.jpg  These are fun little cars, made out of donated fence wood. DSC07212_mini.JPG  DSC07216_mini.JPG    
They are 4" long and 1-1/2" wide.
DSC07206_mini.JPG  These fun little VW's are painted with Metallic Craft brush on paints and covered with a double coat of Krylon's Triple Clear Coat.

The next photos tell my whole learning history in one little car.
DSC07226_mini Edited.jpg  Again this donated finished cabinet wood.
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The painted cars are painted with Metallic brush on craft paint, and the plane wooden cars have 2 coats of poly on them.
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DSC07254_mini.JPG  DSC07248_mini.JPG  These are the cars that carry a lot of my learning history with them.  More on that later.

All fun little cars and easy to build.
What do you think?


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Ken - Your intro wording immediately reminded me of the TV show (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) goes to the Island of Misfit Toys - but in you case it was the Workshop of Ken's Unfinished Toys.
VW's look great, and as we have discussed before, two (2) coats of metallic paint, a top coat and you are done.
The mini's are really neat, nice look with only the edge painted as well as your example of using different wheel sizes on one of them.
Thanks for posting.

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Thanks Udie

Both these projects were day projects so they were fun and easy, and we can make a lot of them for craft shows, or in the case of the little ones as quality giveaways.

The good thing about the little ones, is the wood was donated, so I have about $.15 cents in the car.

You are so right about the metallic paints having great coverage, the trick we learned is you don't have to prime first.  Even the red car, which is just regular craft paint shines and covers great without the primer.
Covered in Krylon's Triple Clear coat the cars look like they are covered in a hard enamel.

Again thanks for the kind words.

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Ken got to say you certainly turn them out well. Great work. [thumb][wave]
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Thanks Roly
Just shows the signs of enjoying my toy adventure.[wink]

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Ken - this made me laugh.  We all have that group of misfit toys as Udie says.  It helps us remember how far we have come.
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Presumably all these toys are made from 3/4" stock.  Correct? Thanks.

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Hi Hambone [smile]

Yes everything is 3/4" in the photos except the 1st photo showing the puzzle trucks, they are 1-1/2".
The VW's have 1/8" fenders.
The little model T's are from a donated wood from a cabinet shop.  It has the wood veneer on the sides and quality ply inside.

I am sorry, but I do not know how they set their status for members.  Best thing might be to ask Cynthia and/or John on a private message.  Just an idea.

Thanks for looking and asking about the toys shown above.

Ken

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Hi Ken, It was good to see you back on the forum! Thanks for the feedback. John
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Hambone
Ref: Quote: "As I have been scrolling for several years (not an expert), probably I should not be in the "learning member" classification.  What's next and how do I "upgrade" Thanks.e"

Even thou this reply is not on the posted topic I thought I would help you out on your question.

Cynthia has posted a terrific explanation on member classifications in her post on Forum Rules and in there you will find a topic titled 'Your Title as a Member'.
I think you will find it interesting reading and help you understand the classifications.





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Thanks Udie for helping with this question.
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