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Models built for the 'The Natural World' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This challenge is an idea from Chris Fry called "The Natural World".  This should allow for a wide variety of models: animals, birds, insects, plants, or even a model simulating an earthquake, a breaking wave or even a simple orrery.


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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeBird

Built by Geoff Carter

 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeCaterpillar

Built by Chris Fry

A very simple model made for "The natural World" Secretary's Challenge. I am afraid I had to 'mutilate' a 5" crank handle (19h) as I don't have any of 3½" (19s). The head is a 4-hole collar with two hex grub screws for eyes. The legs are f...
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeCrocodile

Built by Jim Ellicott

One articulated, multi-coloured crocodile, mark II.  The mark I, constructed around 2001-02 had black eyes. The power unit is not man enough to move the three sections and the gnashing jaws.
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeElephant

Built by Douglas Windibank

Motorised model of an elephant from Motion System set no. 8540.
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeLadybird

Built by Eric Smith

 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeMole

Built by Frank Paine

"I'm a mole and I live in a hole!"
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengePond Life

Built by Chris Warrell

This model shows a pond with three lily pads (yes, I know the colours are wrong). A toad amd a frog are poking their heads out of the water and there are various plants growing in the pond. There are also some tadpoles - unusual ones because they app...
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeSnowflake

Built by Brian Leach

A simple snowflake. Parts were a problem as it needs 6 times everything. Some rods give it a more 3D appearance. The snowflake was taken partly from an Internet picture and I also looked at some cartoon pictures of snowflakes to get a more a...
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeSpider

Built by Andrew Couzens

Also called an eight-legged arthropod.
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeStarfish

Built by Chris Fry

This simple model was inspired by the shape of the recently introduced bent flexible strips. Five of these are arranged such that each overlaps the next, and are free to pivot about a bolt and self-locking nut. Holding one leg and pivoting an adjacent ...
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeWoodpecker

Built by Peter Clay

A woodpecker on a branch that pecks its way down a tree trunk (or axle rod), making a tapping sound. This is achieved through a flexible coupling unit vibrating in a handrail coupling which slides down the axle rod. The woodpecker (pawl, fork piece, ...

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