The Pepper-Pot Martian

I’ve been expanding the Martian pepper-pot robot.  He’s now got a set of arms and a kind of boiler type arrangement on his back.

It’s all made out of brass tubing, bolts and some portholes intended for scale model ships.  And a pepper pot of course.

One of the main challenges with this has been making sure I don’t melt any solders I’ve already made that are nearby.

This is exacerbated by the small scale of the model but I’ve found that attaching a few crocodile clips to the existing joints is enough to conduct the heat away and prevent them falling apart.