Voodoo Night? This poster was designed by Alan Aldridge. I'll talk a little more about him soon...
This is where I left things a couple of weeks ago; I'd made a hole in the body for the neck to fit into. Everything sort of fitted, but it wasn't quite up to spec.
Look at this interesting reprint of the Tokyo Zombie comic book I spotted earlier this week. I like it a lot! You may recall that it was the artwork of Yusaku Hanakuma that inspired my Tokyo Ukulele refurbishment. I guess I could always paint the Poobah if the stain doesn't work.
This is the picture Daz posted in response to my Tokyo Zombie body painting above. I guess Daz knows that I'm keen on butterflies. ;-) This work is by Alan Aldridge. He does some wonderful work. Check out his website for more. Daz has an Alan Aldridge sync to tell that involves a brilliant story about the violin salvaged from the Titanic. I think it will only be a matter of time before he posts on it.
I can't help but feel that I might have missed my vocation. Pity the poor body painter. It's a messy job... but somebody's got to do it ;-)
(Picture courtesy of Body Painting Japan)
Here I am at the other end of the neck imagining what to do with the nut. These two plastic nuts are soprano size. I've ordered a concert plastic nut that will fit better.
This is a little bit weird.
(Photo courtesy of unbounstate)
Here's the finished sound-hole. I'll do a bit more work on it, but you can see from the picture that it is pretty close to round already.
Okay... one last body painting picture. How about a zombie one?
(Picture courtesy of Surviving the Dead)
Buoyed on my success with the sound-hole, I then felt brave enough to drill the machine-head holes. I'm going to recycle some machine-heads that I salvaged from my first ever electric guitar... my Hohner Arbor Strat. I measured it out, lined up as close as I could and drilled as slowly as I could. See that I've clamped the head to some wood underneath in an attempt to prevent it from splintering as the drill breaks through. It worked! No splinters!
Last one... I promise :-D
How about a musical sort of cubist body painting courtesy of popnrocks?
These are the machine heads resting in the holes.
That's it for today. I'm feeling like I'm making real progress. I'm not sure what I'll do next. How exciting ;-)