|Project by HickoryHill||posted 10-18-2016 04:04 PM||489 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
The things we do for our kids! As a die hard Michigan fan, this was a little painful. But in the end they turned out great and my daughter, a Junior at Michigan State, loves them.
Unfortunately I did not take any final pictures as they went right from drying to packed in the van for college.
Construction is 5/8 Baltic Birch with clear Pine frame work. I put down a layer of yellow frog tape, applied spray on contact adhesive over the top. Then I placed a large printed copy of Sparty helmet and the Spartan S over that. All that was cut out and removed.
Paint was Behr Premium Paint/Primer, heavily thinned with Windex and sprayed through my HVLP. Green is suppose to be a close match according to some web recommendations. I sprayed the legs white for contrast, but probably won’t do that again. They show the dirt too much.
Clear coat is General Finishes Enduro Pre-Cat Satin Urethane (which isn’t made anymore). Only 2 coats on the underside and who knows how many on the top. Hope it holds up well.
For bags, I did a green set with a white Spartan S and a Black Set with with a white Sparty helmet
-- Jim, Michigan