Saturday, September 4, 2010

Counting the Days…

Ok, no end of Summer Blow Out Bash for us this Labor Day weekend. It’s time to bust out some props and try to make up for the lack of production the last few months. Yikes! Seriously behind schedule this year.

So, the project for this weekend are new columns with an integrated count down sign. I have the frames for the two 8ft tall columns built, but only have one a little over half way skinned with foam and carved. Dixie has carved out tons of numbers and hard coated them with

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The concrete patch is my new love this year!

Dixie will be working on the countdown sign, plus a Nickols Manor sign, to go on the columns. The plan is to velcro the numbers to the sign so we can change them out each day.


The numbers and letters of the sign will be base coated in white latex paint and then detailed with Wildfire Luminescent paint.




I couldn’t wait to see what this all looked like under a blacklight, so I grabbed a few numbers, my half finished column, and my camera. This is not what the final product will look like, but it shows you what we are going for…plus the Wildfire paint is cool as hell!


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Ok, that’s it for now. Gotta get back in the garage and get to work. Wish us luck!


Oh, and happy Labor Day for those of you in the USA! Throw a burger on the grill for me and save a beer!


suzanne said...

Good luck! Looking great so far.

And what about a "Happy Labour Day" for those of us in Canada? Just because we spell it differently doesn't mean we are less deserving of a happy Labour Day! ;)

Ghoul Friday said...

lol Halloween Spirit. And yeah! That's right!

Though I will be spending my Labour Day Weekend like you, working on projects. More specifically, items for upcoming shows.

I haven't been bit with Halloween inspiration. I have an idea but no real epiphany. Ah well.

Unknown said...

I learn something new everyday. I did not realize that Canada celebrated "Labour" Day the same day as America. As a matter of fact, it appears we got the idea from you guys in the first place. So, Happy Labour Day everyone! Hope that covers everyone from A to Zed. ;-)

Ghoul Friday said...

:) Aw, you even added "Zed" as an extra token of Canadiana

suzanne said...

Okay. You're forgiven. :)

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

That is such a cool idea! Wow, I might have to "borrow" that one :D

Glad to hear that you guys are making progress. Looking forward to your latest creations.



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