Friday, 20 February 2015

Ferris wheel - over night update

Success!! - She held together and the glue has set and she works! The 'Wonder Wheel' is born.


This is Harley Quinn taking her first ride without the need for human intervention. The cog and ratchet mechanism are functioning properly and holding the pod in position. I've got to say that I am very happy. My expression is truly 'Jokerlike' :-)


The key change has been the use of cocktail stick dowels at the base to secure the ratchet mechanism in place. It can now operate in tension and therefore secure the cog even with the metal model adding significant weight to the outer limbs.

Now I do seem to recall an episode of Batman, back in the day, when the Joker flew over Gotham City dropping chemical bombs on to the population. Naughty Joker. I believe he did this from a very colourful balloon. I wonder if he stole it from the Fun Park? .......

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  1. Grinning like the joker in a bomb factory. This is truly beautiful, looking forward to detailing and that first coat of paint will be magical.

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    1. Thanks - starting to trim up. I have been a bit more focussed on purpose than looking pretty but lets see what we can do.

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  2. Grinning like the joker in a bomb factory. This is truly beautiful, looking forward to detailing and that first coat of paint will be magical.

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  3. Well hot damn does that look good!

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    1. Thank you - A thing of joy indeed :-)

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  4. Cor, just look at that beauty! Looking forward to the balloon and there is the shooting gallery and of course the house of mirrors to follow! :D

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    1. Emmmmm House of Mirrors - now there is a thought - Dr No and James Bond ......

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  5. I'm just going to leave this here... http://www.terragenesis.uk/showthread.php?tid=91

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    1. How cool is that? - Super idea. Thanks.

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