Monday, February 8, 2016

Dragonfly Fighting Machine and the Carnival



The eyes...the all important eyes.

First see what some transparent viscous enamel looks like on a domed silver cup.


Nyet, I didn't like it.



Titanium domed cup with some heat colouring.



Some more experiments--getting there.


The eighth model and I kind of like them

Heat treated titanium with the center engraved.

Titanium does not like engravers.


So then I made a silver surround and a glass cover in which I drilled a hole through.

The center silver tube will be set with a with a stone of unknown colour as yet.

The center part screws into the head and holds the whole affair together.



More work on the head.

These gem nuts are set with amethysts.




All the infrared scanner units, power supply to the jaws and target acquisition gear is being installed.

I would show how they work but I am afraid it is all top secret.


Things are moving forward.



Photographing my sculptures has always been a mission, so I built a rotating table that can take the weight of them.

I used parts from an old printer that a buddy of mine gave me.


At the same time I made a box out of aliminium and steel so that I can turn it into a light tent for the camera.




In Europe, they take the carnival seriously.

This was the first time for Anne and I to see what the Dutch do during carnival.

For one, there was a lot less drinking than in Germany.


This lot were very well trained, with all kinds of dance moves.


The exuberance of youth mixed with a few ales knows no limits.

Also there was a lot more music than in Germany.


The master of ceremonies.

Check the speakers below them.

In St Maarten they of course take it way over the top—these speakers would be merely regarded as a nice set of ear buds there.




I got lots of lights left over from the various shops I have had.

So I made a system for my plants.

I jam the little spikes through the flex. They only 12 volt led’s.


And now all my plants have got lots of light through the winter.

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