Here's Hopkins assembled and covered with a coat of white sandable sealer prior to applying paint. It gives him a ghoulish appearance. He is still without pupils, which will only be positioned once all the linkages are attached in he mechanism. I intend to have his eyes follow a fly that is buzzing around in front of him.
Remember the water lily from a few blogs entries back? It will be positioned somewhere in front of him as shown below. A couple of lily pads, a fly, and the "uppers" will be complete. Then it's onto building the mechanism...
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.