I guess I really didnt set out to make a "fun gun", but turns out that's the best term for what I ended up with. I just wanted a narrow longboard with a pulled in shortboard type nose. Which is pretty much what a fun gun is. I also wanted something really thick, so I got a US Blanks 9-3A from Fiberglass Hawaii in Ventura, Steve Huerta is my go-to guy there, always friendly and helpful.
I went with blue density, the red is just a bit too soft for my tastes, compresses too easily, so this is my first try with blue. I think the "classic" is a bit too heavy, but maybe not. I have a classic foam board I haven't quite finished, have to see how it ends up. The blue density is a pleasure to work with, shapes up so sweet and easy.
I drew up some sketches of what I wanted, then made my spin template off my sketches. Cut my blank a little oversize, and shaped up to the rail bands, then cleaned up the outline and finished shaping.
The graphic plan for this one (subject to change at any time) is an old sign theme, like someone had taken the board, and made a sign out of it. So I may try to "yellow" the foam a bit before glassing, to give it that old surfboard look. Any suggestions on that are welcome. Then I'll paint it, like it was used as a bar & grill sign. Just cuz I like the look of signs that are painted on a surfboard, and I think signpainters, like hand-shapers, are kind of an endangered species, so this is sort of a tribute to them.
Plan on going quad on this, probably with a single-fin box in the middle, so it could also be a single or single with side-bites. Again, subject to change, but thats where my thinking is at this point.