Today got off to a slow start but enough got done to still call it a great success. No completed props to show yet, but a lot of construction and assembly got done.
It was a lot of wait and go work. We got the stencils painted onto the Scarousel, but not as much work as we wanted to due to time. If there is time at the end of the week, I’ll add more flourishes. Now look in the background, up on the Hedge. While we were working on building stuff, Tricia started to wrap up her conjoined twins. She skipped a step or two in normal construction, but it looks so freaky you’ll cry a little when you see it finished.
Due to bad weather, both today and forecasted for the week, we didn’t put up the full scarousel. Rain and highwinds are doom for any prop, so we leveled and put up the sturdiest parts.
Here is where we were busy running errands and working like mad so no one thought to take pictures.
Here is what we got finished:
- We put up the walkthrough head.
- We built the drop panel wall of the “scare booth” that goes behind Rasputin’s mouth.
- I cut out the decorative facade for the Museum of Oddities with a scrollsaw
- Kendra turned an old groundbreaker into a puppet
Then it started raining around 4pm. So we put away most of the stuff, and I finished installing the wall with the drop panel while Kendra went to the store and bought some plastic sheeting.
Then we covered everything in sheeting. We had a sheet of 1/2 plywood that got wet this week. It is so warped, that no of it is usable. So we paid the money to protect all of our work so far. Wednesday is when everyone is coming back to finish setitng up. So I bet by wednesday night you will see the Scarousel totally done, weather permitting.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are props all over the house and in the backyard too. And then more. At my house. Oh joy!