First up the cooler. Starting point is the bottom half of the disposable packaging that Maplin sells AAA batteries in. This is painted white and then a false bottom of clear plastic stuck in half way up
Next step a pen lid is cut to 3 lengths and thin plastic solvent welded on one end, trimmed then repeated at the other end creating a closed cylinder.
The ends are painted silver and a logo for CocaCola found on Google and printed off in the form of a strip that will wrap around the plastic tubes.
Small clear plastic bit,s donated by a neighbour, are then mixed with clear gloss lacquer and placed in and left to set. refreshments are now served
Next up Buoys and a holding cage. The cage is made by folding up a sheet of car body repair mesh.
A plastic bead necklace, donated by my daughter is then split and painted red.
The beads are modified with Milliput to create the eyelet
Once the Milliput is set (or nearly) it is painted black and a thin coat of orange applied over most of the red
Acrylic paint dries really quick so they can soon be stored away. In the future they will get a coat of satin or gloss lacquer to finish them off.
They will look all right at 30' when its out on the water !