|Project by poospleasures||posted 06-16-2016 12:11 PM||610 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a very different project for me. Made this replica for my DNL as a gift for her author who wrote the book titled as post title says. The author rode a bus just like this to Cornith, Greece to research the book. Enough history. This was copied from a live picture. There is a lot of tools and techniques involved. Base was a block of cedar (soft and easy to tool) about 15”X 6”X 6” so after tooling and painting was done it was cut to 1 1/4” thick. In the thumbnail you can see all the door openings and body lines and joints.
Next window & w/shield openings were routed to about 1/8” deep and I cut small pieces of mirror to act as the glass.
Wood tires and wheels are one piece, painted and do have tread design. The white walls were tough, cut an appropriate sized hole in 2’’ blue tape and sprayed white. The domed hubcaps are buttons sprayed silver. Head light is a chrome finish washer w/a white thumbtack for the lens.
The display frame is very simple as to not take away from the bus. Backing is burlap and surround is painted popular. It is made to set or to hang. Some things on this project were a real PITA but over all was very fun.
Sorry about this bad picture.
Thanks for taking time to look and read this story.
-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon