Mercury-Class Astrobot #210
Juniper has lots of flair and poise: she’s confident, charismatic, healthy, keen, interested, engaged. I love how her tiny bronze eyelashes and dimples came out.
I used brass and bronze three-speed coaster brake parts for her cinnamon-bun hairstyle, a la Lady of Elche
The wings are made from retired veterinarian surgical tool. If you look at Juniper from the front, the handle looks like hoop earrings. I have been holding onto these for years, waiting until I felt my level of artistry was ready to use such a rare find. I was concerned about the weld-ablity; surgical steel is not necessarily known for it weld-ability. Nonetheless the metal behaved beautifully.
The skirt however, was a more justified concern. Turns out taps don’t weld to bicycle coaster hubs easily. It took a good amount of patience to get each tap attached securely.
The black rivets are a first: normally I stick with the silicon-bronze wire for rivets, but I may explore other materials in future works.
And she can sing, to boot!
Last known whereabouts: Maine