Taking a bow - times two
The Viking ships we are creating for Dubai are part of an intellectual property from a recent movie. This means that the project art directors need to have their say to make sure the boats live up to the IP. Translating a cartoon image to the real world of building codes and practicalities as well as the realities of building, transport and final assembly necessitates some adjustments. We are in that process of deciding what is required on behalf of the engineering code and what is needed for the art. It's a tightrope that needs to be walked. We decided two more quick models of the bow sections of the ships should clear up a few queries and get the actual building process started quicker. The models needed a quick turnaround and so didn't get their final paint for this purpose. We'll add the color later for them to be used in our permanent display.