So... that piece of brass rod sticking out of the slot in the photo above is supposed to have a penguin on it. When I set out to make my flock of penguins I made eight first. They ere in a previous blog entry. Then I made the rest, setting them on the position template as I painted them. When Assembly time came I picked them up of the dining room table where I had been painting them, put them in a box, and carried them to the shop. As the photo shows i was one short. I turned the place up side down - several times, and still no penguin. I think I'm getting senile. I had to give up and make another.
If you see a little penguin wandering around about 3" tall drop me a line!
Anyway the piece is now done. Is called the March of the Penguins. However this is a protest march, not the annual march to the Antarctic breeding grounds.
Here's a quick iPhone Photo of the March of the Penguins sitting on my sofa. (Not the greatest picture) I will take some better photos and video tomorrow and post something better.
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