Our first son (and first child full stop), Sebastian, is due here at the end of the month. The wife declared the theme for his room would be airplanes, so I thought a neat thing to do would be to make his fan look like the nose of a WWII fighter:

We used the existing fan (a really nice Casablanca was the late 70s or early 80s...all brass, no plastic), added a cowl, switched from 5 blades to four and painted those blades black with yellow tips. My dad even found liked Hamilton Standard decals for the blades.

The color is off in the picture though, the ‘engine’ bit looks bronze here, it’s actually like an iron gray color.

I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Also, I took this picture today:


My Mustang with my dad’s Camaro. That Camaro is kinda nuts...it’s a ‘94 with 176k miles on its original clutch. It’s only really ever had one issue, when the optispark died at 100k. Besides that, it’s never had a situation where it didn’t get to where you were trying to go.

Now I'm off to enjoy some football games. Go Pats!