I'm not really sure what category this thread falls into, but here is my dillemma: my university is getting ready to produce Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music this winter. I am usually the ALD/ME on most of our productions, but seeing as we don't have any students interested in scenic design, the director has asked me to design and build two "life-like, full scale Model-A cars." I still haven't gotten a script yet (will hopefully get one next week), so I don't know exactly how the cars are supposed to be used. All I do know is that: They need to appear as realistic as possible to the naked eye (in a house with max. cap. 300) They may OR may not have people sitting in them They do NOT have to be automated, but They do have to be lightweight enough to move easily/silently Again, I will know more of the details when I have a script (I hadn't even heard of this one until now). Since we do have a limited metal shop, and a fairly qualified welder, I've so far been thinking about welding a steel frame, then using a Blue Styrofoam (I don't know the technical "grade" of foam that is, but I hope most people know what I'm talking about) applique to give the actual shape of the car. After this, dutchman and paint. If anyone has any other (read: "better") suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot.