Roll out the barrels
The Viking ship project for Dubai's Motiongate Park continues. Today the barrel feature was the project of choice. A thick coat of fibreglass reinforced concrete was first troweled on and allowed to set until it was ready to carve. Then we set in with our pointing tools, brushes, pieces of bent wire and soft brushes. It didn't take long for the rather lumpy forms to become wooden barrels, a shield and a helmet. We have a little more epoxy sculpting to do tomorrow on the chain, mace and other small details. Then we'll let it cure before the magic paint gets applied.