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13 Mar
2016

Instant age

The rules of the Sign Challenge competition require that our pieces be shipped in a two foot by two foot box and then be pulled out and displayed on top. Rather than drape the box I decided to make it a part of the display. To maximize the size of the centre piece it meant the walls of the box needed to be as thin as possible. Steel construction was the obvious answer and with our MultiCam CNC plasma  handy the job was easy.

11 Mar
2016

The magic is in the paint

No matter how one's dimensional work is done, whether by using software and a router or if it is done by hand the real magic happens with the paint. The current Sign Challenge piece is a good example. The routed tracks and hand sculpted vehicle body and character look great un painted.

10 Mar
2016

Fun details bottom to top!

I'm having a blast sculpting the details on the Sign Challenge piece. It's a chance to go wild with rivets and have some creative fun.  There's detail at every level of this little piece. The engine is a four cylinder Hemi and was a great deal of fun to do.

07 Mar
2016

On track…

My grand daughter Phoebe and I managed a little sculpting time this weekend. We finished the base of the sculpture and mounted the tracks. We even got a good start on the lower portion of the vehicle. I'm happy so far. I've designed the box and stand as well as the upper portions of the imaginative vehicle.

06 Mar
2016

Sign Challenge SURPRISE

There's only seven weeks to go before the 2016 Sign Challenge in Orlando at the International Sign Association Expo. I'll bet there are a bunch of sign makers now scrambling to finish designing and building their entries. Peter and I were a little smug in the knowledge that we had our entries ready to go for some time now.  Then I talked to our friends at Coastal Enterprises.