Well, it has been a couple of months since I have posted anything, mainly due to a bad case of bronchitis and being out of town. I am now back in the saddle as they say, so I figured I better get blogging!
I do a fair amount of painting for our church, Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork, TN. This past winter, our Youth Pastor, Bill Cannon, asked if I could assist him in painting a stage prop he had built for the annual GC Kids Production, ‘Kids Under Construction’, that took place in March. Pastor Bill is known for his creative engineering talents and he leaves no stone unturned when it comes to building something. He showed me his idea of the dump truck, then showed me the parts that needed to be painted. I said I would help and then proceeded to paint the frame and cab at the church as they were rather large. The other parts I carried to my studio to paint there.
The frame was made of wood, the axles and exhaust pipes were made of PVC pipe, the gas tanks were large rectangular plastic jugs with silver insulation wrapped around them, then the tires, box, and cab were made out of styrofoam.
The studio was rather cramped for space and I did a bit of rotation as the pieces were painted and set to dry.
Once we assembled the truck, I added red glitter letters to the sides, and there was also yellow chains to finish off the box, but for some reason I do not have a photo of that.
It all came together nicely, and during the show the 10 foot long dump truck even had smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes, thanks to a smoke machine Pastor Bill had hidden in the box of the truck! I hope you enjoy the pictures, and would love to hear your thoughts! Have you created something out of styrofoam?