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This is a collection of models by Peter Markey, an experienced and extremely creative Welshman. I am sad to say that he died in 2017.
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These small, funny models by Peter Markey are cardboard versions of the nodding-head figures you find in some cars (I always dread to see their owners- would they also be nodding all the time?) Just funny to look at, very easy to build, and great little gifts.
Each model comes on one sheet (25 x 18 cm) plus instructions. I added base plates and did away with the tab-slit gluing method Mr. Markey proposes, but then I used "real" glue instead of the sellotape suggested in the instructions. The "nodding" parts are connected to the bodies by threads and balanced with a bit of plasticene.
|Click the image below and see them nodding in a small movie (230 kB)!|
|The wave machine produces mighty cardboard waves when you turn the crank, causing a little ship to move up and down with them. Hope the passengers do not get sick!|
|The Kissing Machine lets a loving couple kiss each other time and again. Very touching, and a nice gift for a wedding!|
|The gear is a simple set of friction wheels that turn the vertical shafts in opposing directions with each half-turn of the crank. The horizontal levers stop the movement at precise end positions, re-adjusting the gear at the end of each move.|
|A very small diorama, just a 6-cm-cube! It looks nice, but is mainly meant as an example that shows you how to create similar "boxes" yourself. As a nice birthday gift to a gardener, for example.|
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, last change 2018-07-28