Update On Redoing The Headlights On My New Gran Prix
I thought I could pass off a mistake I made on the Gran Prix. Look at the first and last photo on the previous post and you can easily see the headlights are too long. I am sure most of you saw this mistake, but were way to kind to say anything.
╔ The photos Ken is referring to is in his first topic post titled "Ciccarelli Gran Prix".
╚ I have provided the link to this post for you convenience - Udie
My best friend, adviser, and inspector general of FuzzyDuck's toy world, Imants, saw the mistake and very nicely mentioned that if it would not mess up the car maybe I could fix the headlights.
(By the way, I could not get the car to pass my wife’s inspection either.)
OK, I will try to fix it because I have been building another one as I built this one, so if I mess it up, I can use the other one.
This photo shows the first step. Cutting off the headlights with my trusty hobby saw. As you can see not all that straight.
OK, not bad, so I did a quick sand and paint job. Quick being the word to note, and sent the photo below to Imants.
I was not impressed with what I had done, and guess what, Imants was not either.
He noted the headlights were not the same length and the paint job was not up to par.
So back to the shop. I took the paint off the headlights, re-sanded the drivers side headlight down (like it should have been if the first place), then repainted, this time taking the time to do it right.
Finished photos are below. This car now has the approval of the inspector general and my wife.
Note: The headlights look much better.
I wanted to post this update for two reasons.
First; true friends or a true love should be able to say what they think they need to say, or critique you when they need to without hurting feelings. I am so fortunate to have a friend like Imants. I would not be as far along in my toy making adventure without him. Also, I cannot say enough about how special my wife is to me.
Second; For those of you who are new in the toy making world, don't be afraid to ask for honest advice, and take it to heart when you need to. It was so much better to redo this model and have it right than to send it out to a customer and wonder if they are going to notice. All this was done to the car after I had sent photos of the original car to my client for approval.
I just knew I could do it better.
Thanks to all of you who are my new friends and helpers out there in the Forum.