Hornet is moving along nicely
After a shaky start the hornet project is moving along. Have completed 95% of the brass components just got to make the brackets do the head and abdomen as well as the mandibles and antenna. Really looking forward to applying the finishing touches.Read on
Assembly. The beast emerges!
Started making all the brass sprung loaded pistons and other thingamajigs. Starting to get a feel for the scale of this piece (massive). Next I have to assemble all the wing mounts which means soldering steel… yay! Well here goes.Read on
Made a start on the new piece of work, laser cut components ready for fettling.Read on
The finished article!!!
Created the pistons with a screw thread so can take it apart and used circlips to hold the knuckles together, really like the quick and resolved finish! It looks truly menacing, On with the next !Read on
Getting the tripod together. Have made the pistons for the legs. Nearly there.Read on
One Stage Closer
Had the wooden egg made, now I can start the assembly process, have to turn some more components but I’m starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.Read on
Starting to Make!
Got the metal legs back from the cutters. Really like the machined look of them. Can’t wait to get them cleaned up and assembled. Also started making the brass bits on the lathe. The wooden egg is up next.Read on
Worked out idea for tripod legs. Rendered for jet cutting. This is going to be sweeeeet!Read on
Getting my head in gear for a tripod walking machine sculpture. Here are some concept ideas. Going to use water jet components in this project. Think war of the worlds meets captain Nemo.Read on