Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Missing Link!

For a great portion of this build I have had a particular thought lingering in the back of my mind. How am I going to fill in the gaps in the cardboard caused by the corrugation? If your first thought is,'Why bother?', my answer is that I believe that if I am going to do something, I ought to do it well. If I try my best and fail, I will at least know with certainty that I'm barking up the wrong tree and I can move on. Anyway, back to the problem at hand.

As the sets inched closer to completion, this lingering thought became a nagging thought. I considered epoxy, house filler (such as Dap), auto-body filler (i.e. Bondo), plaster of paris, and (if you can believe it) paper mâché. Finally, I think I got my head straight.

I decided to cut strips of thin cardboard (like a cereal box), and glue those over the gaps. Simple! As you can see in the picture below there is a decided improvement. Till next week. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Feeling the grind

It has been a long week. I wish that I could say that I was so consumed with working on my film that all other things slipped by the wayside. The opposite is quite true.

The week was not a total loss. I did manage to finish off one side of the building. Now all that remains before I can start prepping for paint is to finish the last side, lay out the interior and create a removable back. Not to shabby.

I have a shot of the side of the building for your consideration.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The End. Or is it?

It's been a busy week here at the studio. The gas station set is looking very nice, in fact I don't think I will be adding much of anything before I begin painting it.

This gave me my first opportunity to see my two sets side-by-side and, well, it revealed a problem. My initial decision to only construct the face of the building was not going to allow me to get the shots that I am looking for. So I have gone back to working on the sides of the building to make them more presentable than a blank wall. This post is a little pic heavy but I wanted to showcase a bit more detail than you may have seen in my other pictures and I have added some actors in the shots to help people realize the scale of the sets. Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Filler' up!

Now that the weekend is gone I though I would share the progress of my second set. Hopefully you can tell that it is a fuel station. There is still more to do before it is ready to be painted and dressed. So here it is.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Location, location

I have just finished phase one construction of my first set piece.