Adding the final details, put all the little people in their places. I think the Nav's gear is finally finished. Just working out the final problems and waiting for something obvious to jump out and grab me.
Making my way through this piece has been crazy, all sorts of fun problems to solve, lots of glue and so it goes. Painted some little people last night they should be ready to insert today this is where it gets interesting. The Cracker Jack sign is animated which is fun at night there are different 35 chase patterns.
the Navigator with some more things added have plans for a little more gear for him. detail left side I think I'm happy with the placement of items some are glued down others still loose pending.....love these hyenas they are hard to get, I order them on line and get them in batches of 5 or 6. The newer ones are gentler kinder hyenas which lose their persona and who can take them serious. Now these guys they are the real deal. right side detail, the little nose rings were an interesting challenge....had to do it, they look so good with nose rings
I'm starting work on the base here are a few preliminary shots.
I made a couple different covers for the bases because I'm not really sure which I'll like. this one is a piece from a train set that I got at an estate sale last summer finally got the crackerjack sign put together but I haven't exactly figured out the location or where the insides will go different shot but same arrangement
Right now I'm working on the Navigator's base. I've had this idea forever, I'm so excited to finally be working on it! The base has a small video box and two push buttons which will play two different video/movie clips in black and white. In addition there will be some lights on top among other "stuff" under foot (the Navigator's), stay tuned for more....... Inside the base, fitting the interior box so that the screen can be mounted and attaching the the two push buttons into existing holes that the old knobs were in, only took some modification to get them attached. The base from the outside, before the screen is mounted and the hole for the totally cool old dial. Everything attached that can be attached now, more coming but first things first. Screen in place along with one of my favorite parts of this base which is the tuner :) Ready to start the top with a bit more wiring, gluing, drilling, and so forth. Stay tuned.....