Fresh Painted engine
Well, it’s getting to be that time of year. Lake Dora Prep time. I had put a fresh coat of VanNess pre war engine paint on Stinkys engine and had to paint over the older Pass Gas SPECIAL logo I had created. So I made a new one that feels a little more “of the time” and spirit of the day. Mitzi Pembrook as you may recall was good looking for sure, but she had a little lactose problem.. Just say’n. Anyway. Here are some fun photos of me butchering the art of lettering.
Chalking the engine
All the hatch screws are in a special box
Christmas 1914. I have had this box my entire life, given to me by my parents. I think my moms dad was given it in WWI – If you look it up it was a gift package from the Princess Mary to the British troops. MORE INFO HERE
Back to the chalk
Chalk and a go by graphic
I was shaking so bad, I had to stop, and wait. I am bright red cause I am holding my breath,and a camera with my left hand.
Each stroke is insane, the engine base is not smooth. Coat one
Two coats and starting to look ..well, not bad..
Now cleaning her up.. Why? I dont know.. It really doesnt help at all. She will be ready for Lake Dora ! Woohooo
Getting ready for a “little” boating
Hey paint fumes are just as good as varnish fumes when you are desperate for anything boat related