The Tridge Monster


The town I live in, Midland Michigan, is having a festival called Riverdays. This year there is a milk jug raft race. So… of course I am entering a raft. I am working on a giant angler fish monster raft. Here are some shots of the progress so far. I will keep posting updates on the progress. If you are I’m Midland on July 17 come on down to Riverdays!

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The plans

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Rough fish head shape, made out of pool noodles, some scrap pvc pipe and scrap wood.  It was then covered in chicken wire.

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A shot with the angler lure, this is being constructed so it can come on and off.

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The teeth!

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From the front, with a few layers of newspaper taped into place, strip papier mache will be added next.

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From the side.

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This is a shot of the bottom of the raft platform, the fish head will be screwed onto the front/top of this.  The vertical boards are to add a little strength, to help the raft track better, and to act as skids so the milk jugs don’t get damaged when launching/transporting.

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