Monday, June 10, 2013

Babylon Vampire: blood-drinking automaton by Thomas Kuntz

Image of automaton

Check out this macabre blood drinking automaton by master automaton-maker, Thomas Kuntz. The automaton was designed, sculpted, painted, and mechanized by Thomas Kuntz. The mechanism consists of brass cams, levers and assorted components, all machined by the artist. The figure's costume was made by specialty costumer, Blake Bolger. The figure pours fresh blood from the severed head of his victim into a tankard and drinks it delightfully. Meanwhile, a headless figure drums a beat for each poor soul who came before and those doomed to follow.

See more incredible automata by Thomas Kuntz on his web site.

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