By the way - What's an Apsara?

Found dumped in a pile of unwanted junk and covered in paint - a local couple brought in this stunning bronze statue. Over a metre high, it felt like it weighed a ton and was made of solid brass. 'It's an old Apsara statue and it would look great in our home she said, could you bring it back to life?  - Hmm this looks interesting, we'll see what we can do.
By the way, eons ago an Apsara was a kind of alluring dancer (must have been hard to resist). It looked like a feel-good kind of job to us so we gave it our best shot. Everyone agreed the reborn piece was well worth the modest amount spent restoring it.
Finally back in the light of day - the statue reveals her charms
We're frequently asked to restore all kinds of interesting and unusual objects, anything from watches to firearms, surgical tools, antiques, architectural fittings, even a 20's peanut dispenser to feed monkeys at the zoo, and much more. In our business you've gotta be versatile, so I thought it'd be fun to show one or two of the projects we come across.

Tig welded alloy bike frame
Specialty stainless jobs - dental splints and wall plates for a new cancer research centre

Gasolene Muscle Car Expo

Muscle Car & Trade display
Many thanks to all of you who dropped in for a chat and to say g'day at our Hydroblast trade display during the recent Gasolene Muscle Car Expo here in Melbourne. It was fantastic to meet so many of you over the 3 day show. With the standard of cars being so amazingly high it would be almost impossible to pick a clear winner at this event. These Aussie and USA muscle cars would be in the top 10 percent on show anywhere. Hydroblast shared a display booth with friend and well known cylinder head modifier - Eddie Woods of Head Stud Development Co. HSD are one of a growing number of engine shops who use our resto services to enhance the componentry appearance on their performance work.

Royal Exhibition Building - a national treasure
As a Melbournian I've been to dozens of shows at our historic Royal Exhibition Building. It never fails to impress visitors. Opened in 1888, it is the only surviving exhibition building from that period in the world. Thanks to one of the world's biggest gold rushes, the state of Victoria had one of the highest standards of living in the world at that time and no income taxes! As a side note this building was also used for the opening of the first Australian Parliament in 1901. To see it packed with cars like these and also be a participant is a double treat.

There is no shortage of top shelf cars at this event - mark it in your diary for July next year
Muscle Car expo was heaven for Mopar fans with especially good turnout of Challenger's & Cuda's

Chelsea adds a definite touch of class to MadSam's radical XY Ford GT
Racing legends Bob Jane & Murray Carter                   Eddie Woods on Gasolene and in person