Rusty, Kirk and the team are hired by the Navy to create a massive sand sculpture in the center of Times Square in honor of New York City's Fleet Week.
After the crew finishes stamping down the sand on day one of their sculpture build, the Marines teach the crew how to do a proper military salute.
Matt, Sue and Rusty anxiously await landing on Iwa Jima.
Rusty snaps a few photos with Kirk before getting a tour of Iwa Jima.
After getting their inspiration from the Iwa Jima Aircraft Carrier, the crew departs for Time Square.
Mid-build, a truck delivers more sand into the center of Times Square.
Rusty shows off his mini-blowhorn, which he uses to 'motivate' the crew. Hijinx are never lacking on set.
The Marines help the crew stack wooden crates to form the initial structure of sand for the sculpture. This process is called the pound up and can last an entire day. Sand must be made very wet and then pressed hard into the wooden crates in order to get a sturdy foundation.
Mid-pound up, the Marines decide to show the crew what a REAL military day consists of.
No pound-up is complete without some sand stomping.
Rusty shows off his inspiration sketchbook, which holds every sculpture's initial design for the Sand Master's series.
Kirk, Morgan and Matt begin the long and intricate process of sculpting the castle.
The many tools of the trade (ranging from professional to spoons and straws) are shown in Rusty's kit.
More sand! Can always use more sand to keep the structure sturdy.
Sue consults her sketchbook as she works on the uniformed figures that will represent the different branches of the US Military honored during Fleet Week.
Matt uses a straw to blow away small amounts of sand as he carves the main Naval Aviation sign for the sculpture.
The final sculpture is revealed to an excited crowd in Times Square, NYC.