It Vegas ,Baby. Not really,this is a test pattern for the fan float.
The long life pavilion finally gets the shop master's steely gaze. Those are the pillars now just the sides ,roof and a bat or two.
The deck is started for Comcast.
Our sponsor sent a very heavy plane for our baby to hold so we are reinforcing it's little arm. She is begining to get that beautiful finish our shop is famous for but it burned out three builders in the process.
Sadie and Jamie gossiping while painting bright little tigers
Alli is making a bus!
Alright our little Phoenix is looking pretty smooth so it is test on the float and then paint!
Nice legs ! Dave cut the body off to ease the finish work and it will be rejoined magically to it's legs.
"Just throw up a few cranes" they said . As you can see nothing is simple at this level of art. We had to carve a birds body,then weld some legs just right, then channel those legs into the body,add some counter balance weight and a reinforcement bar inside the body , carve a neck and head ,then sand, coat with a paintable surface, prime and paint to throw it up on a float as soon as we figure out a mounting system.
Some terra cotta warriors stand guard on a float. They left their heads rolling on the floor.
Miguel and Dave holding up a panel on the fan.
Dave is roughing out his little tea house
A glitter pattern by pro Alli for a fan.
Alli whipped up a clever stencil system to make the pattern for the fan.
Tigers galore ! A bright new deck painted for the Comcast float.
The Chinese Chamber of Comerce float is sailing along in rich colors.