70 Hrs over a 3 month period. I call them junkbots. In the last two to three yrs it's become popular on Etsy and Steampunk sites...Some are very good,,,but a majority resemble what they are. Just a bunch of Jumbled parts stuck together..It's fine using parts but it is my opinion that when you first look at a piece you should see form. Not a bunch of parts stuck together. Some guys are masters and make a living at it. Like Nemo.
Some of the creations have invaded the FC community. Two are hanging in their caves. Some in Car dealerships ....Some in museums. I usually don't part with the failures..They hang around the shop as reminders of where not to go or materials to stay away from. Some went to the original authors artist that created the covers. There are two ways to approach a theme. #1 Is to use an existing object ,,a photo ,painting ect. This is the easiest,,all you do is build. #2 is difficult [For Me] sit in a pile of accumulated parts and develop an idea. Simply holding a component and rotating it to different degrees will spark your neurotransmitters..It's like building puzzle not knowing what the finished product is. It translates to the Father Crafts..There is restoration,,time consuming but you have end result in mind..But rescueing one that is far gone,,,and transforming it to something other then the original product.. is inspirational. Most of these creations were from recycled material.. The Bots were built from an old Cherokee doors. So the dogs name is Jeip . The taller fellow went to museum,,so his name is relevant to that theme.
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.my son want to make yard are from leftover parts(scrap)
we mad a dog with some horse shoes and a coil spring and a couple grass hoppers from pipe wrenches and threaded rod
but nothing close to this magnitude