The Pond...

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From the makers of: "Mr. T, a biography", the Arapaima that went from rags to riches, from storm-drain to palace, from being thought an (male) ugly duckling and turning out to be a beautiful, female swan...

We are proud to present:

"The Pond"


A thriller in the making, another monster project (though mini-sized), the grand final to everything there's ever been said and written about Ponds.

Watch this space and become part of this experience!​
 

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Is this a sequel to the other pond story? The one with seagull-eating fish, concrete ponds the size of bungalows, modified tanker trucks for moving 7-foot-long arapaimas and more thrills and chills than the latest in the Avengers franchise?

If so...I'm in! :popcorn:

Or...will this be a stand-alone thriller revolving around a completely different pond?

If so...I'm still in! :)
 

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The Script

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The Materials and The Mini Me


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The Cast

Mini Me Henry
Maxi Me Robert
Me Myself and I


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Arguments erupting already about who is going to do the hard work.
Guess what they agreed on?

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Rough Lumber

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With a bit of work, turned into acceptable timber and off we go..

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A first layout of parts...

To be Continued
 
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Is this a sequel to the other pond story? The one with seagull-eating fish, concrete ponds the size of bungalows, modified tanker trucks for moving 7-foot-long arapaimas and more thrills and chills than the latest in the Avengers franchise?

If so...I'm in! :popcorn:

Or...will this be a stand-alone thriller revolving around a completely different pond?

If so...I'm still in! :)
A stand-alone thriller starring mini-me, maxi-me and me-myself.

Thanks for the vote of confidence John..
 
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Is this a sequel to the other pond story? The one with seagull-eating fish, concrete ponds the size of bungalows, modified tanker trucks for moving 7-foot-long arapaimas and more thrills and chills than the latest in the Avengers franchise?

If so...I'm in! :popcorn:

Or...will this be a stand-alone thriller revolving around a completely different pond?

If so...I'm still in! :)
If you're looking for a script writing job... You're hired..lol
Too bad I can't change earlier posts.. would have copied some of your post into it...hehehe
 

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Mini Me thought it was a good job to bring out the excavator already.
I have absolutely 200% faith in his capabilities, but politely declined his offer for now.​

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Meanwhile, the wood work continues and with some determination, we got a first part ready.​

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This is the basic sketch. All wood except for the roofing, which will be transparent.
Hold your horses.. there's a reason for that! More on that later.
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The wood-pile is getting smaller
Dust pile bigger
Movie making is a dirty business

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It's all about choosing the right layout
Testing, measuring, measuring, cutting
Remember, measure twice, cut once

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Almost there
Did I mention measuring already?
No worries on some small mistakes
It's the backside..The dirty part​
 
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The work continues
Lucky that my co-stars left me alone for a bit
Got actually some work done!

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Takes a leap of faith to build something and only being able to see the backside, where actually the front has to look good!
Not too bad, bit of cleaning up and then give it some good protection

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Well, details aside, here's the overview shot

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And the last one for today. After cleaning up glue and some sanding

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Mid support beam temporarily clamped on. It's all straight and square.
Not bad for a first attempt at panel building.

One more panel like this will fit to the left side of the beam and then it's ready to do some on-location work!
The pond will have about 600mm water, the panel height is 640mm
width is 3900mm left to right and going from 660mm deep on the left side to 1500mm deep on the right side.​
 

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I'm jealous of your shop. Having a planer is a lifesaver.
 
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