After spending most of Saturday helping Daniel with a personal project then a few hours at the Makers shop to check on the progress of the new laser cutter, I spent Sunday working these greeblies. Everything was going great until the humidity caught me off guard!
Jessie had cut a series of new / redesigned greeblies and it was time check some of these things off the list! Working the “radar” panel greeblie
Let’s add some paint
Piecing it together
Finding the correct position
Bolted in place
Dry to touch but not ready for the final coat – almost there
The “vent” part of the greeblie will be painted a “Pewter” color against the silver
Used the drill press to add mounting holes to these greeblies
Set the depth and – bam!
As these drying, my neighbor decided to mow his yard… ugh… Have to sand these back down and repaint
Small black 1/4″ acrylic squares
So… by the end of the day I added the final coat of silver paint. Well… the humidity was worse than I thought and the gloss black undercoat had not completely dried and the silver paint had cracked. Plus they were covered with grass trimmings… UGH. I sanded them all down and primed with KILLZ primer. Starting over again!
These canopy greeblies got a few coats of flat black and lots of sanding
As many of you know this greeblie has baffled me from the beginning. Bottom line is I have never said “eh… good enough”… But in this case, because there isn’t enough information for us to use I’m NOT saying “eh” just yet… but I am saying “good enough” for now. And that REALLY bothers me but we have to move forward!
Jessie cut the redesigned pieces
Adding it all together
Getting the holes cut
Still have NO IDEA what color to paint it…
I then jumped back to the drill press and worked on these armrest greeblies
Still needs filler but we’re getting close!
Everything fits – need to trim that bolt just a little bit
Now we jump to my favorite greeblie of the weekend! I drilled holes into these vintage movie projector parts (if you’re looking for this type of greeblie go to Ebay and look up “vintage movie projector parts”) AWESOME SW looking stuff!
Cut a hole for the bolt
Painted the greeblie surround
Added a few white pieces and mounted the projector parts – LOVE IT!
I then took some 1/4″ pin striping – didn’t quite work. The pin striping kept curling up
Def adds a bit more character
All together – a few more pieces to go
We’re working on designing the new EPVII version of the greeblie as well!
UGH – stupid humidity! Stay Tuned!