Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 2009

Resin arrived … but has to wait

I finally got all the Jesmonite laminating material to start working on the sculpture - 1200kg of resin. Too bad it arrived too late to start building, as we'd need about 15° to work with it.

So this will have to wait for a while … the character mould project is on hibernation!

Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2009

winterbreak? hibernation? weather can be a bitch …

After finishing the concrete a week ago (at temperatures around 25°) we are set to cast the statue, but currently temperatures dropped (to around 0°) and there's snow all over Radstadt

So fingers crossed that weather will change again, as we'd need temperatures around 10°+ to work on the lemming!

Montag, 12. Oktober 2009

first vandalism and first green

Just checked the construction site, and there was bad news and good news.

Bad news: some jackasses pushed the construction site fence down into the water … was pretty hard getting it out again. Not sure if they know about the consequences, but these little things are the reason that the skatepark won't get any additional concrete features – well done kids!

Good news: the first grass is growing, so the site gets a bit of green finally. And just in time before winter arrives!

Mittwoch, 7. Oktober 2009

concrete finished - the mould is done!

Today was not only the warmest day in October in over 50 years, it was also a brilliant day to finish concrete works in Radstadt. So thanks to Cradle Crew (Hannes, Alex and Alex) we managed to build the missing plattforms – yeah!

Plus, I started to paint the mould with some high quality concrete sealer. So it needs to rest for some days now (nights are pretty cold, so it'll take a while), and the next step is laminating the statue ;-)

Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2009

the first seeds, and more mesh

Today we started with seeding, hope the grass will grow before winter - so fingers crossed for warm temperatures …

And we worked on the mesh for the missing plattforms. Next week we should be able to hopefully finish all concrete works!