The Blue Tit

Like my other little birds, the Blue Tit can hop around on the ground, perch or ride on your shoulder. Wherever you put him he’ll look around and serenade you at every available opportunity.

He has all the usual features:

  • 5 songs/calls,
  • Searching, pecking, singing routines,
  • Thousands of combinations of random movements
  • Roaming, Perched or Worn modes
  • Chat commands to perform songs on demand, change song volume, configure roaming area, etc.
  • Free updates/product replacements

But, given that he doesn’t have as many songs as the others, when you get to the store, you’ll find he’s a little cheaper.

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Animated Hay Forking Set

  • Delightful custom avatar animations by Solcar Amat for working with the fork to load hay into the barrow and stopping to take a break.
  • Exclusive sculpted prim models and textures.
  • Innovative random animation system.
  • Dispenses a fork and drinking bottle to your guests and visitors so that you can put them to work too.
  • Free Updates/Product Replacements.

The animation starts with your avatar leaning against the little fence. You walk forward to the pile of hay and brush your hands together before picking up the fork and starting work. You dig the fork into the pile of hay gathering the hay on it and swing it over to tip it into the wheelbarrow. All the time the little particles of hay float off on the breeze. Once in a while you step up onto the hay pile to scrape the hay down from the top of the pile and gather it together with the fork before going back to filling the barrow.

Periodically you need to stop for a break. You stick the fork back into the hay pile and step over to the little fence where you take the bottle from the top of the post and drink. You stretch your limbs and rest for a few minutes, drink again and step back to the hay pile to start working once more…

Come and try it out for yourself at my Main Store

Animated Old Fashioned Water Pump

  • Exclusive pumping animations for the avatar.
  • Exclusive sculpted prim models and textures.
  • Authentic sound effects.
  • Bucket fills as you pump.
  • Particle and prim water effects.
  • Dispenses a bucket to your visitors and guests.
  • Bucket also contains animation for carrying.
  • Free Updates/Product Replacements.

You step up to the pump, lean forward to drop the bucket onto the hook on the spout and step sideways so that you can grasp the handle. The pump is old and the handle heavy and you can hear the aging mechanism groan as you heave the handle upwards to the top of its swing. You get a good, solid grip of the handle and start to pump. The first stroke produces no water, but the next two is more rewarding; water gushes forth from the spout and the water level in your bucket rises. Each movement of the handle is accompanied by the groan of the pump and the squeak of the hinge. You stop for a moment to see how much water you have in the bucket and ease your stiff shoulder, still sore from all the logs you chopped earlier, and continue pumping. The pressure in the pump has fallen while you paused but it increases quickly as you pump again and in a few strokes the bucket is full. As you push the handle back down for the last time, it swings to its home position with a wheeze and a clatter and the last little bit of water coughs out of the spout. You lean down, pick up your bucket and walk away….

Available in Rusted Blue and Antique Brown.

You can see the pump in action and try it out for yourself at my Main Store

It is also available from the Second Life Marketplace

And from Cariama:

Animated Wood Chopping Set (SL Version)

This is another collaboration with Solcar Amat who made the wonderful animations, I can almost hear the avatar’s joints creaking as he stretches his back and soothes his shoulders between logs.

Right click on the logs and choose “Chop”. You loosen up your limbs and ease the crick in your neck, you step forward and take the axe from the stump. A moment or two as you gauge the weight of the axe and you take your first swing. There is a satisfying sound as the axe bites into the stump. You lift the axe and swing again. This time the sound is louder, the axe bites deeper into the log, but you have to put all your weight into to it pull it back out. You swing a third time and this time your efforts are rewarded with a very satisfying crunch and a flurry or wood chips as the log splits and falls away. You step over to the log pile and lift another…

If you have friends or other visitors over, they can help you out with the wood chopping too. Have them click on the logs to get their own axe and they can then get to work.