Well, I’ve mostly been getting on with building up the parts I’m getting back from the laser cutter, but (typically) the sandblaster is out of action at uni…meaning I can’t clean up the final pieces…so I have a backlog of about 5-6 acrylic Rats!
The laser cutter is booked up until the middle of May, meaning I’m just going to have to suck it up and outsource…expensive! But worth it as I should be able to make some metal versions from reclaimed galvanised steel (I’ll have to double check this) which used to be a trailer…
Anyway, this is a *nearly* finished BIG acrylic Rat, from a cutting before I took out a lot of the interior weight and recessed the joints on the design…so he’s a bit of a heavy FrankenRat with his bolts sticking out… which is why he has shiny red & (fake) leather ears & tail…he’s Frank-N-FurteRat (of Rocky Horror fame)…tedious link maybe, but the people I’ve told have liked the association… Ha 🙂
Annnnd this is the latest, two little Ratties cut from a sheet of MDF I found on the street, by a bin. There were bootprints on it, it needed cleaning up and drying out, then flattening under some heavy weights…but finally ready… Looking forward to building these up, they’re kind-of twins if they’re from the same sheet aren’t they?