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    A Metal Elephant -update-page 2

    Hi
    This is my latest project.I've been working on the beast for about three and half months. It's made out of automobile transmission parts, electrical conduit, pipe, rod and sheet steel It's about 36 inches high and 36 inches long and weighs about 80 to 90 pounds. It's definitely the heaviest sculpture I've made so far and it's also the most dangerous. It's almost crushed my hand twice.
    I made the elephant to fit into the "Timmy" universe http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=117055
    My thinking is that it would act as a forklift, lifting loads with its tusks and holding them in place with it's trunk.
    All the joints move and lock in place, turning a gear on the elephant's side winds a cable around a shaft which raises and lowers the trunk and the ears move back and forth and can fan out (to dissipate heat).
    I realize the last shot is a bit goofy, I did it to show the elephant's range of motion.
    All feedback is good, let me know what you think.

    Regards
    Andrew

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    dude this is tight! can i ride it? . . lol you do anymore stuff like this? great job!
    You kill bugs good Johnny. . . .
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    Damn! that's bad ass dude!! I love the construction of the trunk and the lower part of the feet, awesome job!!
    ....oh, watch those hands!!
    Last edited by ROBOT_TANK; November 6th, 2008 at 03:13 AM. Reason: additional words :)
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    Wow... After the slender giraffes, the weightlifter elephants.
    How is the Timmy project going?
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    The poseablility is amazing! Wow.
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    I would love to see someone standing next to it to get a sense of scale. Maybe you could photo shop yourself in there so it looks life size! That might be fun.
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    wow!!
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    Woow too. This is phenomenal.
    I wild to see some wip pictures if you can.
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    wow!!!!super awesome!wooooooooooooooooo!
    living like cartoon ,money like water!
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    This is awesome in so many ways. The fact that it works is just one of them.
    You're doing a great, inspiring job - keep at it.
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    Super!!!
    Love it!
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    amazing
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