Meet Cedric the Steampunk Chicken, well actually I suppose it should be Cedrica as you dont get many male Chickens, but this one looks like a Boy - hopefully he wont have too many psychological problems as he grows up!
On the way back from the hospital yesterday with Georgina, we had a few minutes to kill (so she could go back into school during the break and not during a lesson) so we popped into a charity shop which I had often passed and meant to stop but never had. They didn't have a lot, but they did have this chicken - and as you may know I have a passion for chooks - it seemed ripe for altering.
So this is the before
and this is the after.....
lots of paints and inks and waxy rub-ons were applied to give him/her a metallic look
lots of bits and bobs from my stash
and some shrink plastic cogs and as I couldn't find any suitable wheels in the bedroom of DS,
I resorted to cutting the lids off a couple of tins of food - hence we had to have spag bol tonight because it was the chosen way to use up two tins of chopped tomatoes! His/her collar is a precious bit of a tape measure that used to belong to my mum - it was well used and I remember it as a child - as she died 33 years ago and yesterday would have been her 81st birthday - I like to use bits of it on special projects.
So thats the tale of Cedric the Confused Chook