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-=====Steam Ostrich===== 
  
-==Who== 
-Doctor Vellocet, aka [[user:skot|SKoT McDonald]], reowned electrostolic-gizmologist and devil-may-care adventuring-type-person. 
-==What== 
-Doctor Vellocet's Steam-powered Ostrich. "Your Personal Antarctic Avian" (tm). "Steam Ostrich" for short. Or "The Turkey" (read: White Elephant) when Dr V is wondering where all his time and money is going. 
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-==Why== 
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-Because if you tried to explore the Antarctic wastes with normal Ostrich, it wouldn't survive, silly. 
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-==Are you crazy== 
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-Probably. 
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-====Facilities==== 
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-  * 2 walker-legs 
-  * neck-mounted tea-pot head for dispensing reviving Tea even in the more inhospitable environments 
-  * Side mounted auto-loading chain-fed machine-nerf-run for dispensing bursts of civilizing nerf upon any savages/endangered species/irreplaceable archaeological treasures. 
-  * Plush velvet seat 
-  * Missile switch! 
-  * 4 port exhaust stack (wonky). Construction: cardboard toilet tubes, angle-cut at ends and hot-glued together for welding effect. One has a rain-protection witches' hat.  
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-====Trickery==== 
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-  * Welding effect - thanks to Jenna! - Using "bunched up" lines of hot glue applied to sheets of MDF for the 3D texture, then coating in a solid under layer of black paint, followed by rapid dry brushing of silver and just a hint of gold for a slightly bronzy/brassy look. 
-  * iron exhaust pipes - toilet rolls. "Pipe kinks" achieved by cutting ends cut on slight diagonals, and hot gluing for bonus welding. 
-  * Legs moved by virtue of Ostrich ankles tied to actors. 
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-====Appearances==== 
-  * GSPA Steampunk Ball, July 30th 2011 @ Scitech, Perth  
-  * GSPA Steampunk Ball, April 2012 @ Cabaret Cave, Yanchep  
-  * DeVille's pad, 29th Dec 2012 
-  * Mad Hatter's tea party, March 2012 @ Northbridge Piazza 
-  * Artifactory Residency @ Northbridge Piazza, April 2012 
-  * WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD (for steam ostriches) @ Lake Ballard, Oct 2011 
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-====More Info==== 
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-* Steam Ostrich now has her own Facebook Page, chronicling her adventures: http://www.facebook.com/SteamOstrich 
-* Two more Steam Ostriches are under construction - the fleet grows! 
-====Photos==== 
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-{{:projects:steamosterich0001.jpg?400x300|OriginalDrawing}} {{:projects:steamostrichhotglueweld.jpg?400x300|Hot Glue Welding}} {{:projects:steamostrichsoot.jpg?400x300|Soot}} 
-{{:projects:steamostrichmdf1.jpg?400x300|MDF Days}} {{:projects:steamostrichnerf.jpg?400x300|Nerf}}  
-{{:projects:steamostrichupholstry.jpg?400x300|Upholstry}} {{:projects:steamostrichcabin.jpg?400x300|Plush Cabin}} 
-{{:projects:steamostrichlegcoppering.jpg?400x300|Legs Painting}} 
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