This is the first part of the family's yearly build, the seaside vacation town 2015 (the entire project coming soon).
About this creation
We wanted to build something different from the boardwalk from the last two summer projects. My son suggested the Music Pier from where we vacation at, but I said it needs to be something that is recognizable by all. So we decided to go with a fishing pier.
I wanted the wooden structure to have a worn look to it, so I went with a distressed wood panel siding and worn out roof on the Bait Shack.
I used a lot of side stud brackets and jumper plates to keep the walls in contact with each other where I went from side studs to vertical studs.
The fisherman nearest to the camera has a bite, in fact two bites!
The roof is held together with click joints and can be opened up in the center or roof can also be removed in two assemblies so that you can get your hands inside the shack easily to play.
As you can see, a lone seagull has made a roost on the Bait Shack's roof. The gull can swoop in on an unsuspecting fisherman's bait and catches.
On the inside of the Bait Shack you can see the owner scoping out live bait from the tank at the rear of the store. Those tiles are small bait fish.
Another happy Bait Shack customer. Don't let his drab fishing attire fool you, he is a real high roller that pays for bait with $100 bills!
Great job Blaine! A very accurate depiction of a fishing pier :) One minor building tip would be to add some wave or other texture detail to the water to add to the realism of the scene, but overall you've done a fine job in your detailing of the scene (really like that seagull's nest ;) ). God bless and keep up the fine work! ~Promar~