I have been wanting to try something out for myself for sometime, finally I got over the stumbling blocks and had a go. Rima, of the Hermitage, posted a wonderful example of a macquette, jointed figure. I could not hope to even attempt anything as beautiful as her bell ringer. Instead I have a bird man (rather keen on bird men) or maybe she is a bird woman, I am not to sure and s/he is not telling.
I hope not derivative, too much, more homage.