Well, the geo-environmental engineer and I's respective 'CreativeProjects' are under way. I am under instruction to purchase a dead duck so that she can dis-articulate the skeleton, get the hang of which bones go where and then RE-articulate it with pieces of wire as a first dry run of her Dodo skeleton construction.
I meanwhile, have modelled, in card, an articulated, mechanical wing mechanism... and it works a treat. Next stage is to build the other wing, work on the opening and closing mechanism and then scale it all up in mahogany, brass and canvas. Bloody marvellous!