Got a short #ThrowbackThursday post this week. Found myself running behind and didn’t have a lot of time to scroll through and find one with a decent level of “review” attributes. But I did find this one, and I really like both of the models here, especially that Penny Farthing – such a unique model. Hope you enjoy!
Two more finished models arrived at work today, the Spirit of Saint Louis, and a Penny Farthing.
I really enjoyed the build of the Spirit, especially the inclusion of a curve to the wing, and the details around the engine cowling (haven’t yet tried to figure out what they are, but they look cool). I also enjoyed the fact that the tail section was much easier to form than some of the other aviation models. It wasn’t until it arrived here at work that I started wondering just where the front window was…
And on the Bike, I decided to do the handlebars a little different than the instructions suggest. Originally, I built it as designed, but I had to look up photos, cause I couldn’t imagine how people could keep their balance with the handlebars so low. And so I found that there were several forms of handlebars for the Penny Farthing, and decided I liked the kind that seemed designed to have a bump in them to allow for knees. So amusing. And I absolutely love the construction on the spokes, brilliantly designed!
Yep. Very ingenious wheel design… Until you accidentally mangle a piece or two. *sigh* 😉 There’s no straightening out that mess.
Ah, yes. The dangers of mangling, I know them well. Then you just have to find creative ways of explaining things. Like… instead of building a normal Penny Farthing, you’ve built a version that was recovered from someone’s grandfather’s junk filled workshop, in need of some loving repairs. Or, like I’ve done several times, a crashed version (though mine tend to be spaceships and whatnot).
Good idea for the story. 🙂 Or maybe it was built for Salvador Dali. Or it got too close to the T-800 as he was about to melt himself. Oh, my. My brain is taking that in a million silly directions…
I found the Beyond Recovery section of your “When Things Go Wrong” post eye opening. I, too, have a Sydney Opera House model with lots of split seams. You said you were thinking of a disaster movie scenario for it. I see it becoming a “What if Planet of the Apes had been filmed in Australia?” kinda thing.
And BTW, your stepped-on BB-8 looks like he’s relaxing on the beach or vegging out on the couch to me.