today I started with a big project.
In April '16 I got the idea to make a small "replica" of the Gorillaz Plastic Beach Island.... with light. Since this time I was collecting some materials I'll need to do this. I looked for some references and made my first sketches.
I know, I can't make all details... but I'll do my best to make the most of them
My goal to finish it will be December 2017. So, more than one year to work on it ^^
This Journal will be updated from time to time with new progress pics and news.
Start-Date: 13th Nov. 2016
hours: actually 13h 15min
13.11.16 (1h 30min)
I started with the ground of the island. I made a small sketch of the shape and transfered them in a large size on the cardboard. After that I cutted it out and made a second part of it. The both tubes will be the bases for the island itself and the lighthouse. In the lower one of the ground parts I'll cut a canal for the cable of the light chain, but before I can do this I've to check where's the best place for it.
So... That's all for today. See ya next time ^_^
19.11.16 (1h 45min)
Like you see, I did something today. Especially the ground of the upper island platform and the lighthouse with light.
But at first, I started with the upper platform. I took the lower platform and made the outlines on a new cardboard sheet. Then I looked at a reference pic and sketched the lines from the upper platform at the cartboard. I also made some lines of the mansion, to know if the size will be okay or not ^^
I cutted the part out and made a second one, similar procedure like the lower platform.
When I was finish with it, I measured the size of the tube in the middle and shortened it. After this I took the upper platforms of this tube and started with the lighthouse. I also made the landing stage a bit smaller, so the lighthouse is closer to the island itself now.
I measured also the size for the lighthouse and shortened the tube for it. At least, I was putting the first light chain in the dome for the lighthouse , taped the both half sides to each other, so the light chain will be fixed in the dome. And I checked the light chain if it will work
Next time, I want to start with the scaffolding of the mansion ^___^
04.06.17 (7h 00min)
Well... I'm sorry I didn't updated this for so long
The last time I did something on it was just tear some newspapers into confetti. I also did this the most time today. But I also work on the upper platform again, atm. I'll make more pieces of it on cardboard, so I'll need later less of paper mache for modeling ^^' (to tear up the newspapers into confetti kills much of time... and my fingers).
Which I also forgot to show you last time was, that I've finish the first balcony (or the base of it) ^^
Now I'll be back on my ground and cut out more pieces from the upper platform. I hope I can show you later or tomorrow some ne pictures of it.
05.06.17 (3h 00min)
Today I worked on the upper platform and made some more cardboard pieces of it... all a bit smaller as the one above so it'll hopefully get the "round" structure later. I also shredded some newspaper again.
I think I'll make now the part from the mansion which comes out of the platform ^^ Maybe later I'll give you another update, if not then the next time when I'm working on it
I'm sorry if the pics are a bit too small this time >.< I hope it'll be better next time.