Work has begun in earnest on the first of the features for the Viking project.
The crew has created quite the arsenal of Viking style weapons! Using EnRoute to create the files and the MultiCam Plasma cutter saved countless hours in creating these pieces. The same is true for the ships yet to come!
We used the plasma cutter to cut the bases for the features from half inch thick plate steel. The structural frames were then welded off of this base. The reason for the thick steel base is to minimize the chance of any possible damage to the sculpted concrete as it travels to Dubai and then is handles and installed by crews out of our control. The frames were created in bolt together sections to allow them to easily fit into the galvanizing vats. Once galvanized we will bolt them together and then do our usual sculpted concrete work. Assembled the pieces are designed to fit into shipping containers with a maximum height of 88″
The last shot is the pieces at the galvanizers when I dropped them off yesterday.