Alright, so technically it began on Saturday, but shush, we're making progress baby!
There's been a couple "Oh bugger" moments already. Hopefully I'm just getting them out of my system! Essentially, I forgot to cover the 201-2 badge, and Gideon's serial number plate. Nuts! Luckily I was able to salvage both with no damage. The serial number lost its lovely golden color, but I figure as long as I keep it clean and protected from rust no harm no foul. Luckily I remembered to cover the Singer badge!
This one is a little more problematic. Due to the blinding sun, I didn't notice that I'd managed to miss most of Gideon's underside, despite making sure I painted it first so that this precise issue wouldn't happen. Sigh. I think I'm going to take my chances when I paint him black on Sunday (I hope, depends on the forecast, if I have time and the weather's good I might do it later this week) and reprime his underside and follow it immediately with the black paint, which according to the directions is totally kosher.
|His other side.|
Everything looks good besides my two oopsies! I've got everything covered or stuffed with paper towels and the like, and I don't think anything has made it somewhere it shouldn't be. I don't want to uncover anything until the whole of the paint job is done, if only to avoid jinxing myself.
I should have another update on Sunday when I put the black coats on. After the black cures I get to put the decals on, and then one final coat with clear coat and I will hopefully have a beautiful sewing machine! After this project I think I'll see if I can bribe my Dad into building me a pretty wooden base for Gideon... or see if he'll let me near his power tools over Memorial Day weekend.
See you Sunday!
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