Ive just started on a film featuring a old man who builds models. And they move. :) Some manually driven by strings and turning wheels, some electric and some mechanical. Great fun! But with limited time I wonder if anyone else has done stuff like this before? Cheating full on is not what I want, I can give it to my foley guys and they will make it move, but I want to do it the perfect way, ie my way :).
So I need to build a few model parts, to generate some sound. Where the heck do I start?
Suggestions on both how to do it or where to find stuff welcome. I'll start with scrounging my two local thrift stores for stuff to dismantle. I'm thinking old typewriters, stuff with less than perfect bearings etc. This will generate a shitload of trash when I'm done.