It was such a nice weekend weather-wise. Spring returns to Southern California at the End of July. It was unseasonably cool and I loved it.
This weekend we concentrated on building creatures for our carousel. I postponed actually finishing the carousel first because I hurt my back. I am trying to let it heal properly before I return to the “Back-Breaking” work that is left to do.
Zac is building a mermaid. I did the ribs for him in an effort to try and make all of these similar in size. It looks good but the size overall seems too small. We will have to assemble the carousel and eyeball it to see if it is sized right. It might just need to be chunkier. The body of my dragon is next to his mermaid, you can see how it looks smallish by comparison.
Kendra is building her first monster ever, a griffin. I am helping with the hard stuff, but trying to get Kendra comfortable with building these kind of props. She did the ribcage by herself and bent the neck using a heat gun. I am sculpting the head for her. We’ll work together on the wings and other big parts.
Patty is building a horse like creature. Will it be a unicorn? zebra giraffe hybrid? The 4th horse of the apocalypse? Stay tuned. I did the ribs on this, and helped repose it after I sorted out some problems with my own prop and Kendra’s griffin.
I started my Three Headed Dragon this weekend. I put the ribs on, and bent the necks to the right position. I got started on bulking them out, but didn’t get much further. I will finish this at home during the week. It will have small wings in the front instead of arms. In the back it will have drumstick type legs with some big claws and a devil shaped tail.
Patty’s cannon is coming along, and her little sidekick is finished. I call him “Mr. Chuckles”.
We plan on finishing the carousel construction next week. Then we’ll figure out if we can fit in all 6 monsters we planned to build. We think we might have made them too big, so we might have to do just 4 monsters, which would be easier.