Another good day for the KRAKEN

This morning the crew was eager to begin work on the KRAKEN once more. Marty fired up the mixer to expertly blend the special concrete mix the crew required.  Jenessa and Matt set up small scaffolds on each side of the dormant beast to comfortably reach the top of the conning tower. Peter started at the back of the tail and worked his way forward. They finished applying the magic mud to the twosections just prior to lunch. It was allowed to set until they were finished eating, then the real magic started.

As the sculpting began the painting crew was called in from outside to lend a handand once again we worked shoulder to shoulder to add the amazing detail to every square inch of the quickly setting surface. By the second coffee break they were done and everyone was grinning once more, pleased with the result. 

Here's a shot of the back of the conning tower.

From the rear the submarine is quickly becoming solid and gaining bulk in a hurry.

The contrasting textures of the gnarly boards and smoother, riveted metal plates is striking already and will become more so with the addition of the different colors and glazes next week.

The sub's tail is complete and ready for paint. 

The last sections of the KRAKEN will get their skin on Monday. The painters are already itching to get their hands on the sub and have all the colors laid out in readiness. It is going to be like nothing you have ever seen before. Stay tuned for more...

-grampa dan

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