One of the first pieces we designed and routed for Scallywag Bay Adventure Park was in fact among the last to be finished. I designed the hull shape for the small ship and posted it back in May of 2014. Here’s the two step by step entries of that process… Entry one Entry two The sign was designed as always by hand and with the computer to create the vectors.
Almost ten years ago we built a new proscenium for the Hells Gate Airtram attraction. The airtram is situated in a spectacular river canyon and features a 500 foot drop from the highway to the far side of the river. The canyon narrows to just over a hundred feet wide at that point and is well over a hundred feet deep. More than twice as much water flows through this narrow canyon than over Niagara Falls.
The Cultus Lake Adventure Park project is now wrapped up and operational. After so many months of work on the project it is great to see the park in operation. The signs look great in their intended setting! The rides in this section of the park are much more extreme and the theme work is a little more sparse.
We are now putting together the agenda for the three day Denver Workshop in mid-September where I will be presenting along with Jeff Harman and Thad Staples. We’ll be covering everything from basics through fully dimensional pieces. There will also be plenty of hands-on in the evenings including how we finish our pieces. It promises to be a great workshop.
In the last four days I’ve grabbed more than twelve hundred photographs of everything Disney. What I’ve seen is nothing short of breath taking. Such wonderful attention to detail and story telling at every turn.
This week Peter and I are in Tokyo visiting the two Disney parks here. The Disney Imagineers are the very best in this industry and these two parks demonstrate that at every turn. This week we will observe and record as much of that creative work as possible. In two days I’ve taken more than 900 photos. Wonderful design abounds with great examples of CNC routing.
The last few weeks have been largely all about paint as we near the end of the second phase of the Cultus Lake Adventure Park. For that project there were three main signs. I’ve posted the various phases of the project in the last weeks. Here’s a series of pictures showing the painting of these projects by our talented crew.
Our client in Trinidad asked us to do up a short video of the project to aid them in promoting it as it is built. Because many of the big pieces are already shipped we decided to focus on the wonderful characters that will populate Skallywag Bay.