Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ghost of the Ghoul Goes West, pt. 4

Welcome, welcome, loyal S&Pers!

I hope you are enjoying your visit to our little pub, keeping cozy and warm.

I've tried to lay in a good supply of firewood this year -- it's getting awfully cold after such a mild start to the month.

So, I've been working and tinkering and sweating (and cursing and shouting and throwing) over my monster making lately, but I have made some progress.

I hesitate to show this but only because it's so hard to cleanly operate a 4-point animatronic controller and point and shoot a camera at the same time.

But it's progress:

I think this is the right direction, and with a few stronger servos and a new  linkage idea for the elbow, ol' Edward Van Bone will be able to gesture quite graciously (if not gracefully) for the museum crowds at Monsterpalooza. (And honestly, it does move much better and waaay more smoothly when I have both hands to operate things... I swear!)

Oh, he'll have hands, too. I'm just... going insane trying to make them work right. But they will.

Just an update from the laboratory.

Continue to enjoy Winter. If I get too wrapped up in my work, and don't always hear a call or a shout for something, you can always ask Fester or Mr. Chicken -- they know their way around the place and I trust them with the bar.

Well, I trust Mr. Chicken anyway... 



  1. Aye, aye, captain!

    This is looking promising. Animated limbs have long been on my to-do list. Looks like you've got a good range of motion, too. I'll be interested to see the new elbow design. Looking forward to the finished figure!

  2. Geeze!

    Ya whip up one batch of absinthe smoothies and suddenly you get some sort of reputation!

    Got to admit they were better than the Napoleon Brandy milkshakes and the Cutty Sark Pina Coladas . . .

    But like I was sayin' earlier: you'll get it done and on time.

  3. Haha! I liked the absinthe smoothies!