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    Default "Loch Ness Monster" - The truth !

    This new project is a commission from someone who saw a computer animation some time ago on the internet and liked it enough to want to see it come to life. I have a basic problem with copying something, so agreed to do it provided that only the concept remains, not the details of the original. So as not give the joke away, this post will avoid giving to many clues which might be accurately guessed by sharp eyed members, (eg Peter the Crowie) ....
    Attached are four images which show the commencement of this automaton.

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    The shell is made from two light fittings, cut and glued to form a large enough space

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    Rear of the shell

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    The frame will be filled with casting resin to give strength to the structure,

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    and the back panel which will support mechanisms completes the initial work.
    Apologies for the secrecy,

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    Okay Gus, You've got my attention.....Peter

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    Wanting more!
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    There are three characters in the story. carved from radiata pine, not a good medium, (needed strength for legs and arms which have movable joints).

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    The movements will be operated by small gears,

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    Which will be controlled by the main input gears, and other functions by a cam.

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    Mechanicals to control other functions, assembly of the characters will be next.
    Thanks for looking,

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    Gus, the first 2 attachments didn't show up on the post?? Peter

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    Thanks Peter,
    Trying again,
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    Body parts have been painted, ready for assembly and installation into their place.

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    The mechanics to move the various bits are installed in the the prototype frame,

    Rear Mech.jpgRear Close Up.jpg

    Prior to painting, the rough carved characters were trial fitted to test the range of movement,

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    Thanks for looking,
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    Looking good Gus.

    Can't wait until the big finale!

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    Hi Gus,

    Sorry I missed the start of the thread last week.

    It's looking to be up to your high standard of work again (as per usual). Look forward to your next post mate

    Best Regards

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    Gus... Guessing time...

    Three men in a boat on the Loch and Nessie comes you to give them a fright????

    Cheers, Peter

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    I think you've got it the wrong way round Crowie. 3 men operating a mechanical Nessie is my guess.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crowie View Post
    Gus... Guessing time...

    Three men in a boat on the Loch and Nessie comes you to give them a fright????

    Cheers, Peter
    Hey Peter,
    Nice guessing, water, men, Nessie, but nothing frightening....
    Cheers,
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    Hi NCA,

    Warm..

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    Default WIP - Rear Mech

    A short video of the workings behind.

    Nessie Rear Mech.mp4

    The completion of the scene follows, I expect that in a couple of days it will be finished.

    Thanks for looking,
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpro View Post
    A short video of the workings behind.

    Nessie Rear Mech.mp4

    The completion of the scene follows, I expect that in a couple of days it will be finished.

    Thanks for looking,
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    Thank you Gus, While the mechanics are impressive, they are absolutely no help in guessing the scene you are making. Cheers, Peter

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