The new house has been dominating my working schedule in the last days, mainly laying floor tile. The good news is there are only four or five more days of work until that task is behind me.
We keep work going in the shop however with various small projects underway. The Mechanical fish is on that list of course. I’ve started on the sculpting of the detail, beginning with the mechanical fish. Because of the overlapping riveted plates it is necessary to start at the back and then work forward. So far I’ve managed two one-hours sessions of sculpting and made pretty good progress. The routed form as a base makes the sculpting very fast and minimizes the amount of sculpting epoxy I need to use.