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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:23 AM
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Another brief delay. My son is in Cub Scouts and he had the rain gutter regatta. So we worked on his boat. At 8, he learned working with a band saw, using an air brush, and using tape as a mask. We reenforced lessons learned the year prior on keeping the boat light. We searched patterns and Sam picked one he thought met the lessons of keeping it light.
O.K. this is a little off topic, but please give me this moment to share. Here is the boat he chose.
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This year is pirate year. Past years were Star Wars, Soldier, Mario Brothers, and the more modern Clone Trooper. As he has been learning about pirates, he struggled with designing a pirate ship and wanting to win a race. Winning was his motivation. But the ship had to have the skull on it.
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It was fun teaching him using a mask, he drew out the skull and cut it out of painters tape using an x-acto knife. Then he painted the sail with an air brush.
Today was race day.
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He won. First place in his division. I think I am at least two inches taller and my chest has puffed out. That is my boy.

Back to the build.
The receiver is in. I am playing with the fit and will document what I find (it is looking good). The light bar is coming along too. I will try to do some part casting this weekend.
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