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December 8, 2010

bookofjoe World Exclusive: Andrew Chase's Steampunk Mechanical Horse

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The singular artist last night graced me with news, video and photos of his latest creation,

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writing, "This one took forever to build.

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The problem is/was that everyone knows what a horse looks like so I couldn't cheat (much).

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I had to be accurate and here's the thing, accuracy sucks, accuracy is hard, I HATE accuracy. Never frickin again.

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From now on I'm sticking to unknown animals from faraway continents."

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"Anyway, vital stats are: 27" at the shoulder, 27" long, 8" wide and it weighs about 45-55 lbs."

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He added, "I patterned the horse partially after Leonardo da Vinci's famous unbuilt (at least, in his lifetime) sculpture."

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Wanna see it run?

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Thought so.

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That is awesome! I'm amazed.

Posted by: Seanna Lea | Dec 13, 2010 9:53:42 PM

Next time you tell yourself "it's too hard" or "I can't do it, it's just too much effort", think of this guy and what he did. Not so hard now, eh?

Posted by: Frisky | Dec 10, 2010 12:06:07 AM

It is amazing piece of art! Good job!

Posted by: Gadgets | Dec 9, 2010 2:41:52 PM

Gorgeous! This is absolutely spectacular. Bravo!

Posted by: Wolf | Dec 9, 2010 12:11:36 PM

That's incredably cool. Looks like ha nailed the movements of a horse, too. Compare it with the real thing at Wikipedia's entry on Eadweard Muybridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eadweard_Muybridge

Posted by: Zack | Dec 9, 2010 12:03:54 PM

What a tour de force. I can't imagine the hours, days, months this must have taken. I'm drawn to the joints and the hooves.
My only question is what size is it?

Posted by: Shelly | Dec 9, 2010 9:18:54 AM

Oh my G-d that's beautiful!

Posted by: tamra | Dec 8, 2010 6:41:19 PM

Andrew, you nailed (sculpted) it perfectly!

You have given metal a soul, I can't imagine my feelings seeing this in the flesh!

Please stay with the known, you have crossed the Rubicon!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Dec 8, 2010 5:39:05 PM

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