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Ken Martin

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Hello 

We just finished the Bobangi Zoo Safari Train from Toymakingplans.com book Build Wood Toy Trains.  This is a great buy everyone, because you get 5 trains in this book, AND IT IS ON SALE NOW.

This was cut from 3/4" MDF with a #5 Scroll Saw Blade, painted with Craft Acrylic Pants, and finished with Krylon's Clear Coat.  I might have been better off to cut it out of Plywood for strength, but I had a bunch of scrap MDF and it is for my Grandson who is a real gential player.  

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This is a little hard to see so we took several close ups below.
DSC06506_mini.JPG  DSC06507_mini.JPG  My wife likes the monkey the best, and I like the zebra best.   I am not a good painter so I cut most of the animals into the different pieces to paint.  The zebra had the most pieces, 14 in all. Once they were glued back together after painting, I then sprayed them with the Clear Coat.
DSC06510_mini.JPG  Now it is time to see which one the Grandson likes the best.

This is a fun easy set to build, and like I said before you get 5 different trains when you buy the book.

Happy Toy Making and if you don't live in California, stay warm.


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Ken - Another great looking project leaving the FuzzyDuck Station. Nice paint job on all and especially the zebra, giraffe and is that a moose or reindeer pulling the group.
Any special tricks or techniques in doing the painting?
Balloon tires are perfect for that type of toy and the age bracket who will be playing with it.
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Thanks Udie

No special painting tricks.  I used Delta Ceramcoat acrylic, and FolkArt Metallic acrylic paints you can buy in most craft stores.
I do like to lightly sand the first coat with pretty fine sanding blocks (my sanding blocks come from the nail care people.  I buy them at beauty supply wholesale stores.)  Then I buff out the dull finish that a the acryllic paints leave behind with on of your synthetic buffing pads.  As you know these replace 00, 000, and 0000 grade steel wool, and don't leave a mess behind.

Then just spray with Krylon's Clear Coat.

Again thanks for the kind words.
This has been a busy finishing week.  Seems everything comes together in bunches.


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Nice job Ken.  Cute zoo train.  Cutting into the pieces sure makes the painting easier.  I too am not the best painter.    Cindy
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It looks amazing Ken . You must have spent hours on the scroll saw . Good paint job too . Douglas
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Thanks Douglas
   Really the cutting of this set did not take to long.  Because they were cut out of MDF it was an easy cut, and went pretty fast.  Little more time sanding, and painting.
The best part of making the toys is the cutting.  If I could just do all the cutting and have someone else do the rest I would be a happy camper.
   However, I think Jacob (our Grandson) will love this colorful toy.
Again thanks for the kind words.

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Great job Ken!  I have that book too and plan to make them one of these days.
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