Saturday, May 14, 2016
A present for a buddy's daughter
Well, I thought I would show a gift I made for a buddy's daughter!
His daughter, Casey, just turned one. I knew she'd be getting plenty of girly gifts, and I figured it would be up to Uncle Ashram to get her something a little more... well, Daddy!
So I made these guys, using a bunch of different dowels and balsa and shapes and stuff I picked up at Michael's. Did some sawing, some sanding, some painting, and voila! Little toy soldiers with her name on them!
I also put her name in the tray; that way she can "practice" spelling her name by putting them in!
Overall I think they turned out pretty good, although one guy's shako is a bit crooked. You learn as you go, right?:) The gloss varnish I think was the finishing touch, that really made them scream "toy soldier."
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