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|We all live in a Yellow Submarine|
[Posted by Dave Haber on Wednesday, 09/10/08 12:24 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
This yellow submarine is looking for a Beatles fan to give it a good home. It is approximately 10ft long, 6ft high and 5ft wide. WGO reader Steve Andrews made it for the recent local Skegness Carnival, where the theme was Music Mania. It is hand built and carved out of polystyrene foam, covered in cement to give it a hard coat then painted in the classic bright colours. Steve says it took about 40 hours to make.
Steve is a shopping centre manager, but spends most of his time building these displays for the public to enjoy as well as for charities. He recently built a 16ft replica of the Lincolnshire Poacher lifeboat, which is their local boat, and it is used to visit towns, carnivals and fairs throughout the UK. So far it has helped to raise in excess of ?600,000 for the RNLI.
Steve's other sculptures have included life-sized horses, 72ft long fairytale castles, 8ft tall cuddly polarbears, and characters from the Wizard of Oz. He has won several awards for the models, including a Purple Apple which is the highest marketing award in the UK.
The yellow submarine could live outdoors, but would probably need repainting after a few years. If you're in the Skegness, Lincolnshire area and can give the sub a good home, send Steve a message.
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