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-Builder: [[user:skot]] Decoration & Assistance: [[user:jenna]] [[user:michel.ludwig]] [[user:tara.surry]]+  * Maker: [[user:skot]]  
 +  * Assistance: [[user:jenna]] (weathering / rock-grinding effects) | [[user:michel.ludwig]] (construction & painting, controls) | [[user:tara.surry]] (painting & velvet, explorer's notes)
  
 The Mole was a prop built for The Great Steampunk Affaire's "Journey From The Centre Of The Perth" ball. This was a Jules Vernian "Journey to the Centre Of the Earth" inspired underground immersive theatre party featuring colonising humans invading and fighting Troglodytes held in the Cabaret Cave at Yanchep National Park, April 28 2012. The Mole was a prop built for The Great Steampunk Affaire's "Journey From The Centre Of The Perth" ball. This was a Jules Vernian "Journey to the Centre Of the Earth" inspired underground immersive theatre party featuring colonising humans invading and fighting Troglodytes held in the Cabaret Cave at Yanchep National Park, April 28 2012.
  
 Fanciful underground exploration machines with the form of a giant drilling bit hauling a cabin behind it through solid rock have a long history. The most popularly known example may be "The Mole" from Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds" sci-fi marionette show of the 1960's. Fanciful underground exploration machines with the form of a giant drilling bit hauling a cabin behind it through solid rock have a long history. The most popularly known example may be "The Mole" from Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds" sci-fi marionette show of the 1960's.
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 ==THE VISION== ==THE VISION==
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   * Exterior paint job: fake weathered metal with rock-scrapes, welding and oil leaks; the drill bit was fake-scoured from its grinding work through rock.   * Exterior paint job: fake weathered metal with rock-scrapes, welding and oil leaks; the drill bit was fake-scoured from its grinding work through rock.
   * Initial tear down time at Artifactory: 24 minutes. Construction time pre-show: 30 minutes. Tear down after the show: 13 minutes.    * Initial tear down time at Artifactory: 24 minutes. Construction time pre-show: 30 minutes. Tear down after the show: 13 minutes. 
-  * Modular construction featured 3 octagonal cores that formed the dividing walls down the body, and 3 strong-framed panels (top and two sides) per core segment held together with long bolts per panel to allow rapid assembly, and self-bracing. +  * Modular construction featured 3 octagonal cores that formed the dividing walls down the body, and 3 strong-framed panels (top and two sides) per core segment held together with two long bolts per panel to allow rapid assembly, and self-bracing. 
   * Nose cone drill bit was supported by an octagonal "wire-frame" of pine, with the drill-bit panels secured to it by a minimum of screws.   * Nose cone drill bit was supported by an octagonal "wire-frame" of pine, with the drill-bit panels secured to it by a minimum of screws.
   * Other core side panels also barely held in place. Initial plans were even for velcro!   * Other core side panels also barely held in place. Initial plans were even for velcro!
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