A few days have passed and I have spent so time roughing the skeleton character. He is shown below but a few key chunks are still missing. His right hand is just propped up temporarily. It will be raised up to a position where it will rest on his chin and cheek. A pin through into his rib cage will connect to a link which will cause his hand to slightly rotate away from his face. He will then turn is head a little to the left and back again as if to look at some brief distraction. His right elbow will rest on the ground in front of his left arm just in front of his left hand. The fingers on the left hand will drum somewhat impatiently.
Anyway, more to come. I expect to work on him tomorrow. No name for this guy yet.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.