Here is a followup from the item two posts ago. It shows some of the links inside Hopkin's body during construction. Here is the same view as before just before the top cap is glued on. The two brass wires protruding from the opening near the eyeballs are the links that pivot the eyelids. The jaw pivot rod has been added and a 1/8" thick plywood arm has been attached as an actuator. Five brass rod links yet to be added, down through the bottom of the cavity, will control the eyes, eyelids, and lower jaw.
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