Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea LB NY

Tropical Storm Andrea moved through the Long Beach NY area dumping somewhere near five inches of rain on us. There was bound to be flooding when you factor in it was a New Moon and the heaviest rain coincided with the evening high tide.

This is a brief news clip showing the flooding on our main road Park Avenue in the center of Long Beach.
I went out this morning to check on conditions on the beach to see if it was fishable. Turns out the sea was all roiled up. Bad for fishing but the surfers were having a blast! Some of the waves looked to be about seven feet high - give or take.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Kong Bust Completed

I thought I'd share a few of the wip photos of creating the cart that the Kong bust will be mounted on.

 Here I'm scoring the Apoxie clay to look like rough hewn lumber

I visited quite a few hobby shops but couldn't find proper size wheels for my cart. I ended up sculpting a wheel, made a mold and casted the set I'd use. 

                                                           The finished cart curing .

                                          Dry brushing the grain of the cart to look like wood.

                                          Aluminum mounting pegs for the Kong bust being fitted to the cart.

                                                               The finished cart.

                                        B&W photo of the sculpture mounted on the cart base.

                                                          Kong chomping on a native.

Now that Kong is finished I'm going to be redesigning my spider pit stop motion puppets. First up is my tentacle creature.

Here I'm beginning to strip off its latex skin as the spider & crab puppet square off in the background.