Monday, 15 August 2011

Maximus, the 10 foot snowman

Liam, Tammy, Logan & I made a mammoth 10 foot tall snowman earlier today in the backyard in Queenstown. The resulting effort is very impressive.

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Construction started with Liam and Tammy getting the ball rolling.

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About 40 mins later the snowman was starting to take shape. This involved creating two massive balls and then using some wood as a ramp to get the balls on top of one another, adding more snow to give it shape, creating some arms, and then creating and positioning the head.

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After the head was better affixed, there was lots of shaping with a pruning saw.

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Coal was then used for each of the eyes and a mouth carved.

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The snowman was thirsty so we gave him a bottle of beer to hold.

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It was then time to use another bottle of beer for the nose and give the snowman a hat (the lid from the rubbish bin).

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After putting on a scarf, the snowman was complete, and he was given the title Maximus.

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