May 30, 2006

When In Rome

Just in case you were interested in the outcome of the eight year old's recent Circus Maximus construction project, here it is:

Kate Circus.jpg
(Image courtesy of the In-laws)

As you can see, it's more of a stylized model than a technically faithful reproduction, but I think it gets the idea across reasonably well. We had to keep it pretty simple, as the only tools I had to work with were a couple of x-acto knives and saws. I did all the cutting, but the Llama-ette sanded and glued the vast majority of bits into place. The gel was especially pleased with the way we created the stands by stacking progressively narrower lengths of balsa on top of each other.

All in all, we had an awful lot of fun putting the thing together.

Posted by Robert at May 30, 2006 08:43 AM | TrackBack

Where's Tony Curtis?

Posted by: Bill from INDC at May 30, 2006 09:44 AM

Camped out on Mount Vesuvius with his buddy Spartacus. Which reminds me of one of the great howler lines in that movie where Kirk Douglas asks Curtis' character what he did. Curtis replies that he's a "singer of songs" but says further, "I also taught duh classics."

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 30, 2006 09:52 AM

oooh, looks like a good time had by all, there! Great job.

Personally, I was looking for Charlton Heston ...

Posted by: keysunset at May 30, 2006 10:45 AM

Nice job! Looks great and I'll bet you had a ball assembling it together. Hope she gets a good grade on it!

Posted by: beth at May 30, 2006 11:48 AM

More inexplicable than Tony Curtis teaching the classics is his appearance in The Vikings.

Posted by: The Colossus at May 30, 2006 11:55 AM

Beth: No grades on this one. Our Lady of the Blessed Educational Method (aka, Marie Montessori), doesn't encourage them.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 30, 2006 01:29 PM

Well, where is Incontinentia Buttocks?

Posted by: Bill from INDC at May 30, 2006 01:42 PM