On the 3rd Saturday we met, i.e. 12th May 2012, Nat brought with him a yellow beetle. It has lost one wheel and 2 window panes and the bumper was slightly dislodged. I was very pleased as just the Saturday before, I had told Nat that we didn't have enough cars. He knew we couldn't just use any cars because they must be of the same scale and of course, they must already be broken.
This is perfect.
I found out later from my mum that the yellow buggy was not quite as broken when Nat found it. Without telling me what he had done, Nat had decided he should bash the car by hitting it a few times on the floor, break the plastic windows and then try to pry the bumper off.
O well, better the car in our junkyard then one abandoned in a toy box, I thought when I decided I would not confront him about it.
Nat wanted this car to retain its original bright yellow. He also wanted the bonnet open so that the inside could be seen. Maybe plants can grow in there, he told me.
For some reason, I did not take any pictures of the rusted bug that Saturday when it was done. These pictures were taken just minutes before I started this post. They were taken under a bright white light.
Rusting this one was the trickiest so far because of its colour. It was easier for me to dull or weather a muted colour like blue or even red than a bright one like yellow.
As you can see, I have left much of Nat's yellow and that bit of green behind, even those bits on the wheels. Eventually these wheels will be slightly hidden.
I really like the inside of this bonnet and for me, that attention with the wheel was what made this model car stood out from the others. I hope I had done it justice with my painting.
Needless to say, there was a plant growing in there just as Nat had directed. A 5 petal daisy if there is such a thing or a yellow buttercup perhaps? Whatever it is, it's meant to resemble..
Hey Tata Ah Yee, the car looked just like when the flower sticker was on it!
That's the whole idea, Teedee. This shall be our flower power yellow bug.
What do you think? Is it too girly?
No, Tata Ah Yee, I think our car is just awesome!