Project Binky – Behind The Scenes
We hear the words, “Why does it take so long to get a new episode out?” a lot. Or words to that effect. Possibly with the odd expletive, possibly not but of all the questions we get, this is right up there.
Take episode 12 for example: The previous instalment went out at the beginning of December and as I’m writing this, it’s been two months. It’s not likely we’ll get episode 12 out for another six weeks. That’s ages. Glaciers move faster than us.
Okay, in any given month, we get approximately eight days at the workshop, so since the last episode went out we’ve had a possible sixteen days. Take off Christmas and a short bout of man-flu and we’ve cut this down to around twelve days.
Anyone who’s either done or is in the middle of their own project will know there’s days where you’re in the garage and you haven’t stopped all day, you down tools, boil the kettle, look at the car and think, “What the actual **** have I accomplished today?!” That’s what happens almost every day at Bad Obsession central.
A large part of the time between releases is spent setting up stuff for further down the line in the build. For example, in episode 12 you’ll get to see why we did something literally eighteen months ago. It’s been the source of some wild speculation, but the truth will finally be revealed. And it’s quite cool. We’ve had to modify the sheet metal brake – or bender – in order to accommodate the fabrication of a very important part of the car. Hopefully, you’ll get to see that in the next instalment too. These things take time.
We can lose a day, sometimes a whole weekend fabricating two little bloody brackets that no-one will ever see again and of course when we edit it, it looks like it’s taken five minutes.
Recently, the two of us spent half a day with two Pringles cans waggling them around underneath the car trying to work out whether we can actually fix an exhaust to it. Turns out, it’ll be tight…
Then there’s the tea. I’ll just leave that there…
Anyway, episode 12 is on the way, but remember there’s a whole hell of a lot that goes on behind the scenes that you just don’t get to see.