I decided to add a few additional minor characters into the current project. This little fellow is one character who will sit in the mechanism area. While he holds the lofty tittle of CFO (Chief Financial Officer), in this case he merely tracks and counts the coins collected from above.
He is holding a Canadian "Loonie", a dollar coin about 1" in diameter. He is made from 11 assembled pieces. His feet, hands, and tail are maple, which is strong enough to handle details like shaping his toes, his eyes and nose are shaped from a 1/4" dowel, and the rest is basswood. His fur is cut with a pyrographic burner.
With the addition of two front teeth, a coat of paint and some eyeballs, he'll be ready assume his fiscal responsibility.
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