Spent the weekend throwing together the mechanism for the racing rhinos. As you can see I still need a handle (designed but not made yet). I chose the open look for the mechanism again thinking that it gave a racetrack stadium feel to the project. The tracking railings are up and soon there will be racing.
I've done some painting on the jockeys and rhinos. You can see I chose jockeys and blankets matching. I need to finish up the rear competitors and possibly add some shading to the rhinos. The dowels are among the last thing to do as the legs trap the bounding mechanism in place, and until I finish the rhino detailing I will hold off for a while.
Anyway things always take longer than [lanned and the continued nice weather makes it hard to lock oneself in the shop for too long! I think I will search for beady little black rhino eyes.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.