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octopus

Did some more finessing of the tentacles on this Octopus piece.  Pre-existing holes from the original chandelier were filled, paint was removed, surface polished, pop rivets and washers added as suction cups.  I’ve also installed glass doorknobs with LEDs as eyes.  Still not sure if I’ll keep the brass rings around the eyes though.  They balance the finish of the tentacles nicely, but I want to avoid the “steampunk” goggle look, its bad enough that I’m making an octopus with brass tentacles.

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I’ve begun work on the main element of one of three diorama projects.  This one will soon be an octopus.  Half of the tentacles will be static, and hold the creature in position.  The other half will move (though I’m not entirely sure how yet).

Big thanks to Tal to donating the odd aluminum gear case that I’m using for the head.

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Here is the video for my new piece:

Cycloptopus” 2012 (65” x 57” x 29”)

Cycloptopus is a fearsome hybrid of two of my favorite monsters, one real, one mythical.  This creature is particularly dangerous because of its irritability.  You’d be irritable too if you were powered by an open flame and your body was made of wood.

Materials:

Radio cabinets, rocking chairs, fake fireplace, decorative clock elements, cabinet knobs, wall paper, chair parts, lamp parts, wheel hub, motors, LEDs

New piece to share: “Cycloptopus” 2012 (65” x 57” x 29”)

Cycloptopus is a fearsome hybrid of two of my favorite monsters, one real, one mythical.  This creature is particularly dangerous because of its irritability.  You’d be irritable too if you were powered by an open flame and your body was made of wood.

Materials:

Radio cabinets, rocking chairs, fake fireplace, decorative clock elements, cabinet knobs, wall paper, chair parts, lamp parts, wheel hub, motors, LEDs