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Derek Lane11/11/2013 11:25:51
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I have just finished this rocking car for a little girl. Made from ply and pieces from the scrap box for the smaller parts. I did make a mistake with it can you spot it(sorry no prizes )
This was made using no plans every thing was straight from my head, possibly not the best way to do a project like this but I did some research to make sure that it sat right and that when a child was using it that it rocks OK.
If I was to make another I would change the front as now it is painted it looks a bit flat.





Wolfie11/11/2013 13:58:04
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Simply brilliant Derek! I'm sure your little fiend will be delighted. I am amazed that you did not need any plans for the little pink Cadillac . Really well done, congrats.


Simon Reeves12/11/2013 13:12:17
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Great job Derek - well done. Not sure I can see the deliberate mistake though, and I'm even less sure I would mention it if I did cheeky

Is the painting a pro job, or DIY? Whichever, it looks great I think.


Derek Lane12/11/2013 15:33:32
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Thank you Ian and Simon this was a little bit of a challenge especially as I made it without plans. If you look at the door handles I managed to glue them on the wrong way round.

Doug12/11/2013 18:03:15
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That looks really excellent Derek, very well made & finished.

I`m sure its made a little girl very happy indeed.



Brian Barber12/11/2013 20:36:22
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Really nice Derek - fantastic colour scheme.


dennis wake12/11/2013 20:52:51
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hi Derek

stop putting your self down about the mistake. I don't think any one would of seen that. the job you have done is defiantly first class.


Derek Lane18/11/2013 12:40:34
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Thank you all for the Great comments sorry for not replying earlier as my Router(computer) went down then when I received it my phone line developed a fault at first I thought it was me when i set up the new router but it turned out to be a broken wire at the exchange.

Dennis I was not putting myself down I pointed it out just for a bit of fun to see if you all could spot it. But I know what you mean I think we are all the biggest critics of our own work.

Bruce Rauncar20/11/2013 21:52:17
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Excellent work on that awesome rocker and very impressive making it without plans. Cool design and pretty color. She's one lucky little girl.

Mailee20/11/2013 23:31:19
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That is really fantastic Derek! I love the way you have sculpted the body panels. It looks like a great copy of an MG midget. Brilliant.

Derek Lane21/11/2013 15:23:35
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Thank you Bruce and Mailee. The body is made in 4 separate pieces for ease of shaping, the two wings made and shaped after the centre section.

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