Thursday, September 5, 2013
Time for Goth
I had a severe engineering issue with this hen. The legs weren't strong enough. While I was painting her I inadvertently rested her on her toes and I guess I must have put some pressure on because her left leg broke a little above the ankle. I had to pull it apart and remove the useless wooden skewer to make room for plenty of two part epoxy glue to fill the cavity and hopefully hold the leg together. I'll put shoes on her with soles cut from 1/4" birch plywood. With the toes all glued to the wooden soles, hopefully the two legs and feet will form one rigid piece which will hold up better. But it's just another reminder of how important strength and engineering are in constructing these figures.