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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


As per a previous post, we going to play cricket in the Kruger National Park this weekend. It's the 21st year that this game takes place!

So, as there has never been any trophies for the winners, we scrounged out an old trophy from the company cupboards. It was a running trophy. I removed the little runner statue off the lid, and replaced it with a cricket ball, shined up the silver, and resprayed the varnished base with matt black for a more modern finish / look. Came out ok. Some detail has been edited out for personal protection! :)

Then, last year when we went down (up?) there to play, during the practice session, one of our players managed to break his bat. And threw it into the bin! I immediately spotted an opportunity there, and removed the broken bat from the bin, made sure I got the match ball, and this is the final result.

It was not too difficult to make, but I must confess to not being much good at varnishing. It's a terrible product to have to work with. Maybe I should get Fishman to give me some tips.

Close up of the "middle". I cut off the ragged parts of the broken bat. Inserted two "wickets, and the match ball!




A 2 Z said...

I'm happy to see that you fixed your bat and balls ! (: D) Looks great !!

Divemaster Dad said...

That bat should be the trophy...very kewl...

Wreckless Euroafrican said...

Trophies were very well received by all!

Bruthafromanothamutha said...

great work Wreckless - nice stuff