I've had a few days off and I've wanted to finish a project that I have been thinking about doing for about eight years. Today I finally finished it and I'm very happy.
The project is an addition to one I had finished years ago. Both projects are my reanimation machines (or at least props that look like machines that are similar to ones that Dr. Frankenstein would use). The first one from years ago was an old radio I purchased from an antique store. I gutted the radio and set aside the tubes. I cut a large hole in the top and inserted a plasma ball to give it life and add some movement.
Then shortly after completing that machine I found an old glass jar with a wooden top I felt was perfect for the next project that would work in conjunction with the first. The machine I envisioned was something that wouldn't have lights or sounds with it; a prop set inside of it, like a heart, would provide the interest. The inspiration was from the movie Bride of Frankenstein, when Dr. Henry Frankenstein uses a machine to keep a heart beating.
After much recent scrounging around for various odds and ends to add to the second project from craft stores and items I've had laying around the house (like the tubes from the radio in the earlier project), I'm finally finished with the second creation. I feel they complete each other.
What do you think?