I wired up the eight 190 lumen LEDs that will fit inside the eight cannons on the ship. We bought more wood, brackets and other supplies to complete the work, but mainly we are waiting on layers of paint on all the parts.
There is also a considerable logistics challenge, in that I can't completely assemble a 16 foot long by 6 foot high ship, plus 12 foot high masts with sails that are 5' x 4', if I have any hope of transporting it to the site of the fundraiser. This means I have to build sections and complete assembly later.
|Ready for painting timbers, cannon windows etc|
Nancy is building many props to surround the ship - coral and jellyfish to decorate one room as an underwater scene, crates, pier pilings and a treasure chest for the dockside near the ship, and so forth. I can upload pictures of items that are ready, but most items are still subassemblies or components that are work in process. I do have a bit more than two weeks until the event.
|Coral to decorate the 'under the sea' room|
|Pier pilings and crates|
We won't have access to the Alto for several weeks due to conferences, an R2-D2 convention in Los Angeles and some needed work on Marc's R2 unit in advance. I will be busy with the fundraiser props and have other projects I can work on in the interim.