So theo and nick dropped by on sunday, and i was marginally more functional, but still feel like i've been run over by a truck today.
we have thrown an approximately 300g snow ball about as far as i can.
the frame has experienced passive structural failure. (one vertical cracked along a knot next to the tension point.) we do have the extra 2x4 to repair it.
initial testing shows that we need to elevate the front of the 'pult. several theories have been suggested, probably the easiest will be some legs that i'm going to try to cad up angles on today.
the spoon is shaped, and has a coat of (mmmmm styrene.....) stinky bondo on the inside, i'll get a coat on the outside and another on the inside tonight.
(4) 500g cherries (450g of beans plus fabric) are 80% stitched. liner bean bags are done, the plush bag needs to be hand stitched closed(~6" total seam per cherry), and the stems attached.
both the hand and thumb have a layer of paper mache on them, suggestions on another coat/material are appreciated. i'm leaning towards a smeared on coating of wood glue to just plasticize the buggers and make them paintable.
so: before saturday we need to:
*replace the vertical member (disassemble, cut, drill, reassemble, we have the old one as a template)
*bondo, sand, paint spoon. (anyone have grey spray primer and metallic paint?)
*finish cherries (involves finding 1 more stem rubber in my garage, sewing bodies shut)
I'm reasonably free evenings and can bring the cherries along wed with needles and thread, and can get another body garage keys if they want to work before i get home from work ~6-630