Thursday, May 28, 2015


Oh well, gravity struck again. Sigh...

This is how it happened. I bought this parts holder painting:

Notice that the alligator clips are snapped onto these 2 horizontal rods. They rely on friction to hold the clips angular orientation. It would have been fine it the pieces are from plastic injection model kits, as they do not weight much. So the torque at the joint would not be greater than the static friction. Unfortunately, for a 1/43 F1 car body which is made of white metal, the weight is too much to handle. After I was done painting, I left the body kind of balanced on to of that alligator clip, about 6" above the metal rod at the base. Then I heard the blunt sound of a block of metal hitting my wooden floor. Mass x Gravity x Length of Moment Arm > Torsional Friction happened. Now I will have to fix that stupid wing, again.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Just do it

Last weekend was Memorial Day long weekend. I thought I was going to spend some quality time at the workbench. Unfortunately, laziness overpowered me and I did absolutely nothing.

Well, I forced myself off the couch and did some masking. Will spray some blue on pretty soon.

And then disaster struck again...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

About time to get some real work done

I think I am done with test fitting this. Time to wash the parts, prime and throw some paint on. And start to put in all the little details.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tulips and buffalo in the city

It's that time of the year again! All the tulips along Michigan Avenue are blooming. At the same time I found a buffalo on top of the Red Line Subway entrance on Chicago Avenue. Apparently, that's for promoting tourism in Montana.

And the reason why I was roaming around the city and not at my workbench this weekend? Waiting for paint to dry.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mystery solved

When I was struggling to find the answer to the color of the Lotus 107 seat, I found this book on eBay with a lot of detail pictures of 107 and 107B.

And the answer to the question is RED!