Montag, 8. November 2010

Lemming Day video by Rusk

Not sure why I forgot to post this edit by Rusk here on the blog, anyway here's a short vid from Lemming Day - thanks Tom!

Montag, 19. Juli 2010

Character Mould … the final pic (for now)

It's (kinda) done, the site is public. Have fun, don't litter, don't wax the coping and respect the project …

Sonntag, 18. Juli 2010

Painting the big Lemming

Check this quick timelapse of yesterday's painting session … how the blank sculpt turned into a lemming:

Samstag, 17. Juli 2010

Lemming Day Skate&Paint Session

A broken (sprained IMHO, so I removed the plaster cast) wrist and a bad weather forcast were no reason to not host the Skate&Paint Session for the character mould opening. And it was a fun day at the park – until it started to rain at 17h or so.

Could't finish all that we wanted to do, anyway I'm stoked on the output …

Freitag, 9. Juli 2010

Lemming Bowl - ready to rock!

10 days to go … lemming day on 07.17. should be fun. As there's hardly any skatepics of the Lemming bowl in Radstadt around, Stefan and me took some pics yesterday. A fun session at the skatepark, more shots should follow next week!

Montag, 5. Juli 2010

Character Mould Opening - July 17th

Time for more details, as the official opening gets closer. On 07.17. I'll host a session: skating, painting, BBQ, some free beer for friends and dope music. The timetable is attached (check the flyer), and I'm pretty stoked to be supported by some friends and brands:

Carhartt and Red Bull for supporting the DJ Lineup and sound system - on the decks of the Volvo Sugga will be DJ Buzz (Waxolutionists) and DJ Busy Fingaz (Wax Wreckaz).
Heineken sent some trays of beer … something to party after the session!
MTN cans sponsors some free spraypaint, so the lemming might get quite colorful!
Land Salzburg, Radstadt, Absolut Park and Harml helped out in setting up the project - thanks for the support!

Freitag, 18. Juni 2010

making of … a quick look back

A month to go before character mould will be introduced officially, so probably a good time for a quick look back … time lapse of the last year of building:

Next step will be the painting the whole site, this should be fun :)

Donnerstag, 3. Juni 2010

07.17. - Lemming Day/Character Mould Opening

Yes, the date was already announced a while ago, at least some hints were given in the Cappuccino Club Calendar 2010 … July 17th is Lemming Day!

So I'll host the official opening of the Character Mould Project in Radstadt that day, with a proper skatesession, music, painting and some beer. Stay tuned for more info, but save the day!

Freitag, 21. Mai 2010

Lemming Bowl Radstadt skateable!

Thanks for the patience everyone, the lemming bowl is finally skateable again. Casting the big statue took as longer then expected, bad wheater and other things delayed setting up. But now there's no excuse anymore, and with the latest rain the pool should also be pretty clean - have fun :)

Donnerstag, 20. Mai 2010

lemming setup in progress

Mac and Christian came over again to help setting up the Lemming. These two folks and the incredible Schorsch (operating the crane) made it quite simple and we managed to get the whole statue out of the mould in about 5 hours!

Now it's a couple of more details that need to be done to finish the site, but this was definately a crucial day for the whole project!

If the weather stays dry we can work on the back of the statue tomorrow to make it more solid, but it looks already quite massive ;)

Montag, 10. Mai 2010

the base is done …

Today I finished the base for the statue, another 10tons of gravel, mixed with cement. That should be solid enough to carry the lemming ;)

Works will continue next week, we'll get the big crane again and start lifting the lemming out of the mould … stay tuned!

Samstag, 8. Mai 2010

setting up the big I-beams

Two days of work to set up the base and I-beams for the big statue - thanks to Toni and Sigi who did an amazing job!

So lifting both 7m steel beams and putting them in place was one thing, to do all the shuttering and fix it another.

And I also managed to finish the missing bank, the first time I had to do something like this on my own, but it turned out quite ok …

Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2010

the new bank - in progress

Did the shuttering for the missing bank today … quite a good workout, and I used a lot of left steel …

The big I-Beams arrived today as well, so fingers crossed we can continue tomorrow with digging and more shuttering!

Mittwoch, 5. Mai 2010

waiting for more concrete

Most of the structure for the statue is done, next step is to set up two massive, steel I-Beams. And we'll also build another small bank, hopefully all that should happen this week …

Samstag, 1. Mai 2010

Lemming Sections

The first slice of lemming is done! Yesterday we fixed all sidewalls to out wooden structure, and moved the lower bit – worked. So today we'll try to finish the other sections as well, and then all we need is a big crane ;)

Freitag, 23. April 2010

the wooden structure

Another solid step for the project, we added most of the basic structure. The guys did great and finally this looks as if it could work.

Thanks a lot to Alex, Christian, Kristian, Mac and Nick. Great week, good progress! Project paused for the weekend, we're waiting for more material to come, so next update will follow next week ;)

Donnerstag, 22. April 2010

running out of material

Finally a nice day, and we managed to work quite fast on the last missing parts. At least we were faster then material lasted, so we had to stop laminating in the early afternoon, as we ran out of resin :(

Reordered, but this will take about 5 days to be here …

Anyway, work continues as we hafe to work on some shuttering tomorrow.

Mittwoch, 21. April 2010

more rain and our plan B

It continued to rain, but we decided to not let this stop us … plan B is to work under a tarp as long as necessary. So hopefully the weather will get better tomorrow, or at least stay dry for longer - fingers crossed!

Dienstag, 20. April 2010

weather forecast: wait!

Started to build the biggest piece of the statue, but just as we were about to finish the first layer, it started to rain …

So we have to wait for the next dry day to continue


Montag, 19. April 2010

Laminating a big bit of whatever

Today we started to work inside the mould, trying to find a way to laminate the statue properly. Thanks to Nick, Kristian, Christian and Mac for helping me to get this bit of work done!

Now we're hoping for good wheater to keep able to work on it this week - fingers crossed!