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Posted on 29/09/23 08:16:38 AM
Steve Caplin
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Challenge 974: Heavy metal
I recently visited the British Ironwork Centre in Shropshire, which houses a collection of literally hundreds of life-size (and larger) animals made entirely out of iron. (Yes, Mariner, another museum, but at least this one's mainly outdoors. And I believe it's in your neck of the woods?)

Among the many exhibits was this spectacular dragon, which was built to celebrate the recent coronation, the three heads representing – according to the notice – our past, present and future.

I'd love to see this glorious beast untethered from the ground. Or if that's too much of a fiddle, you could work with the gorilla instead.



High res dragon is here.

High res gorilla is here.

Posted on 29/09/23 10:12:07 AM
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Re: Challenge 974: Heavy metal
Steve wrote
...I believe it's in your neck of the woods? ...


Yes, Steve, it's about 3 miles from my home.



Posted on 29/09/23 10:15:42 AM
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Re: Challenge 974: Heavy metal
Really frustrated with this Challenge as I am away for another week and and have an idea that I can’t use.

Have fun with this one guys.

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Posted on 29/09/23 12:14:25 PM
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Posted on 29/09/23 5:18:29 PM
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Re: Challenge 974: Heavy metal
Well that's quick. Seems you and I have used the same basic arrangement. It does sort of beg for it ..........

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Posted on 29/09/23 5:25:49 PM
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This one was FUN!!



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Posted on 29/09/23 5:38:08 PM
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BTW I tried untethering but the legs looked completely wrong and awkward for flight. I tried moving and warping them to bet a better flying position but it didn't really work.

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Posted on 30/09/23 00:02:22 AM
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Very nice David...


Posted on 30/09/23 00:05:41 AM
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Wing flapping doesn't work that well and the 'loop' is a bit dodgy, but it is an entry...



Posted on 30/09/23 06:55:28 AM
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The maze is a really nice touch. The sliding wings are a bit odd.

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Posted on 30/09/23 09:47:29 AM
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I have just started a flu-like virus, and this is all I can do (oh the art of coming up with a good albeit genuine excuse )




Posted on 30/09/23 1:18:03 PM
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Mecha-Dragon in Tokyo 1956...





Posted on 30/09/23 2:28:39 PM
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Like the bronzing Michael .... and a very splendid new pair of wings too!

Thats a big step forward from your previous flyer Loyd. You've managed to deal withe 'standing' legs really well! Fun idea too.

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Posted on 30/09/23 2:33:29 PM
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Image removed for correction.


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Posted on 30/09/23 3:10:13 PM
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Excellent Michael. Hope yoou soon get over your infection.


Posted on 30/09/23 3:20:05 PM
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Getting this rather rigid, obviously standing, fellow into the air plausibly was quite an interesting challenge in itself. I think this works reasonably well.



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Posted on 30/09/23 3:20:06 PM
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Posted on 30/09/23 3:58:52 PM
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Yes! that's well-executed David. Nicely polished too: better than the earlier "neither here nor there" rendition.

I presume the beautiful damsel is going to attempt to stab the three-headed critter in the grillocks with the dagger.

Posted on 30/09/23 11:34:52 PM
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Re: Challenge 974: Heavy metal
DavidMac wrote:
Getting this rather rigid, obviously standing, fellow into the air plausibly was quite an interesting challenge in itself. I think this works reasonably well.



Works very well, nicely done!


Posted on 01/10/23 00:04:30 AM
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Escape from the vortex...


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