Happy New Year!
Hot off the presses in 2013: Kevin Galloway from Across The Board Creations just shared these photos of the RoboCop pieces rolling off the assembly line. He says it's among the most highly detailed work he's ever done. Note that in the photo of Robo's head(s), the head on the left is life-sized as modeled by Fred Barton, and the head on the right is the proportion when scaled up for a 10-foot statue (after being 3D scanned, digitally enlarged, and re-milled by Kevin).
Giorgio at Venus Bronze Works in Detroit is all set to receive them and get to work, which will likely take the rest of the year -- it's a big, detailed statue made the old-fashioned way! (Well, the old-fashioned way with some 3D laser scanners and fabrication machines pitching in. :-)) Over the holiday we paid another visit to his studio and know we're all in great hands, and supporting a great local business. He's worked on many statues and artists in Detroit and around the world, and as a master craftsman and Detroiter he's excited to lend his talents to this epic piece of pop culture.
We thank you again for your support and patience throughout this process. When this started we had no way of knowing what everything would entail. Like any journey that takes on a life of its own, it has ups, downs, critics, and curveballs, and we've held on tight to march things towards completion. Your contributions, positivity, and faith are helping will a wildly awesome idea into reality. It's the kind of thing that's so rare because it would normally disappear as a spoken blip: "wouldn't it be cool if..." and then poof, but yet here we are.
We're going to need more of your support as it becomes time for Robo to go outside and settle into a home. Several options have been presented and we've wanted to get to this next stage of tangibility before zeroing in on commitment. Now, entering this next stage, in the weeks and months ahead we'll be exploring that with you more. Considerations include finding a host site that can adequately maintain and secure the work -- a critical component.
Thank you again. To next steps in a New Year,
TeamRobo in Detroit & Wherever You Are