As usual, there's more after the jump.
|Spirit's eyes. The 'cable' is made from sewing thread. (The accidental hair has been removed. Cats...)|
|High and low gain antennas.|
As said, I wanted to keep some movement in the suspension and so it took some more work to get the rear parts moveable in this scale. Luckily I had some experience with the construction of Curiosity some time back.
|I used parts of pins to make the axle. The front part is glued and stiffened with CA glue.|
|A finished rocker bogie. The wheels were completely made of sandpaper.|
|At the pivoting point I glued a small brass ring that could be attached to the main axle.|
|In the meantime, the cam mast got its wire, too. It is a tiny paper strip |
and can bend freely while the mast rotates. It makes a full 360º.
Well, that's it for now. More on the progress on the diorama part in the next post.
Thanks for watching!