This is the guy I wanted to work on and Andy was ready to help me in his workshop with the drill press, etc...but I realized I should get more work done on the parts that will be hardest to reach once the screws and hardware are on. So I postponed the workshop visit until maybe next week -- hopefully not too much later.
In the meantime...here are today's photos and the slight progress.
|The rabbit-guy and his parts (minus arms/hands)|
|Sometimes I do need to sketch out a plan...like if I am going to enlist assembly help.|
|I think I will get some more of these things and hammer them flat...nuts/bolts the top holes in the hollow part of the torso and screw the bottom holes up into the wooden plaque underneath. (This is the croco-creature-guy.)|
|I think this will work out just fine...I may need to hide some weight inside of the shoe forms. I originally was trying to use some really cute shoes, but Lynn offered me a couple of pairs of these and I like them better for this guy.|
|I am starting with two layers of toilet paper overwrap paper on each side...easy to see..."free", since I buy this tissue anyway.|
|Now moving to two layers on each side of the thin/regular burgundy tissue paper. I can see where I have papered already.|
|After an hour's work on each leg...now they are drying. I will check them in a day or two for dryness and see what else I am going to do with them for prep work (because they will not stay this color).|
That's actually enough for today -- I am feeling very sore and congested, so it is Benadryl/painkillers time...and I will most likely doze off in a bit in front of tv. I didn't realize it...it has been slightly raining today off and on and it was 79 damn degrees when I went to the grocery store -- but I just saw on a local friend's Facebook feed that we are getting around 2 inches of SNOW tomorrow. Ha -- figures!