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Fluttershy's Bird Choir

By renegadecow
Fluttershy is always rehearsing with her bird choir. In fact, that's the very thing she was shown doing being introduced for the first time. When you're frequently asked to perform on special occasions and possess skills that land you a royal audience there's little reason not to keep your choir in harmony. This third piece in my pony automaton series proved to be the most difficult to design and make by far as I wanted to match Fluttershy's grandiose reputation. Other than the typical moving parts, her bird choir actually sings! The characters, box (stand) and fence are carved out of Philippine mahogany as are the cams, bellows and slide whistle. The gear train and lever arms are made of Narra hardwood. Fluttershy stands at 6"; with the entire display it measures 10 1/4" high, 8 1/2" long, and 4" wide. The entire piece took me a staggering 182 hours to complete.

Watch and hear them sing here: [link]

For sale on Ebay:
[link]
Image details
Image size
1600x1200px 1.04 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A490
Shutter Speed
1/251 second
Aperture
F/3.0
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Oct 23, 2012, 10:38:08 AM
Sensor Size
6mm
Published:
© 2012 - 2021 renegadecow
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MaeriGreisu17's avatar
Oh WOW this is so complex!! And the bird whistling is so cool too
AkitaZeo's avatar
Wait. WAIT. Birdies DOES whistle 'My little pony, my little pony,what the friendship is meant for"? :omg:
I've sent it to my friend and he was glad what there were music box makers:3 "I wonder is master will make some music boxes, like with 'Winter wrap up..." And I suddenly realized what their singing is really familiar!
cuervojose's avatar
Artisan crafts at its finest. :)
NaturesRose's avatar
It sings?! That's really impressive X3 !
Sword-of-Grayskull's avatar
Faved for the incredible craftsmanship and originality.
griffinlady's avatar
This one is my favorite. Love the whistling birds :) Beauitful... correction amazing!
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Hi

I just wanted to let you know that this piece had been featured in 2day's feature box in my profile page .
Have a nice day :iconpinklilyplz:
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johannchristopherg9's avatar
The sound comes from the paper bag bellows blowing a slide whistle.
AJ-DUBWUB's avatar
Music to my eyes!
ColonelYeo's avatar
That is just ingenious! :wow:
vonBorowsky's avatar
OMG the birds really sign!! It is truly impressive!
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LTblackcoat's avatar
as i have already commented on its sounds and movements (dead cute) the crafts are superb.

the eye is is exelent (painted and sculpted)

fluttershy alone is a buitiful center piece (and that not moving.) greatly impresst.
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