More making the Motional Figure

Just to update the progress:

 Some interesting photos of welding the arch: 

Julian & Mark working the arch

Julian & Mark working the arch

 The unique complex 3-D curves to the rear leg piece needed very accurate cutting, I decided this required a full size template test, leading to a full size model in thin 3mm MDF, allowing the drawings to be fully verified as accurate before cutting the metal.

Full size MDF rear leg piece by Mark Stammers

Full size MDF rear leg piece by Mark Stammers

Some photos of the assembly of the model: 

Julian with  the full size model working how we assemble it

Julian with the full size model working how we assemble it

More drawings of the curves:

my rear leg piece drawings for cutting the metal

My rear leg piece drawings for cutting the metal

 It is worthwhile looking back at some of the model making:    Mark & 1/3rd scale model at the Ledsam St Studio Birmingham

      A day at the ledsam St Studio Birmingham

 

 

 

  

1/3rd scale model at Ledsam

1/3rd scale model at Ledsam

       There is also the side loop to make, this has gradually become more taught and like my original drawing at each stage of working the models, the full size piece in MDF was a good test of the workability of the material and limits of flexion that could be expected without hammering the mirror finished surfaces.

1/3rd scale model of the side loop made at Ledsam studio

1/3rd scale model of the side loop made at Ledsam studio

Full size MDFmodel  side loop

Full size MDFmodel side loop

With the rear leg piece complete its time to test all the pieces: 

Mark Stammers with finished rear leg piece

Mark Stammers with finished rear leg piece

 

Mark Stammers & Julian Reichman with the  Motional Figure at YD

Mark Stammers & Julian Reichman with the Motional Figure at YD

 Mark making & checking Ful size model arch

   

 Checking out the side loop and with all the main pieces ready its time to move the sculpture to the engineers for final assembling and finishing.