Iron butterfly

As part of the ride feature/sign we are building, an iron butterfly which will be perched on an upper branch of the tree. Yesterday the giant bug got it's wings. Since it is a mechanical bug the wings are 'actuated' by faux hydraulic cylinders which protrude from the bug's back and attach to the wings Everything is built in sections to facilitate powder coating, shipping and reassembly. There will be some hand sculpting and painting as well to bring out the full character of the creature. It's going to be a fun piece when it is finished and will be unlike anything we've built previously.

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