The sign was designed as always by hand and with the computer to create the vectors.
I sliced the ship's hull into layers using EnRoute and then routed them from 30 lb Precision Board on the MultiCam.
The pieces were then glued up into the three dimensional hulls. This is how they sat for the better part of a year while we were busy with all of the other pieces.
When we picked up the project(s) we added a few missing pieces which we quickly cut on the bandsaw. The armatures for the ship's masts were made from 5/8" steel rods.
A thin coat of Abracadabra sculpting epoxy was formed over the two ships and hand sculpted with all the detail.
Then the painting process began beginning with the base coats - three layers in all.
Lastly the glazes were skillfully applied by our painting crew.
The sign faces were also painted separately before being added to the sculpted fibreglass reinforced concrete bases.