...three more to go...I'm getting tired of painting now.
But the finished side looks pretty damned awesome!
straight edge on the right will go against my daughter's back. The top
of the wing starts at about ear level, the tip of the feathers end at
This is the other side, here you can see the foamcore
base the 'feathers' are hotglued to. Since the foamcore I used was originally white, I spongepainted it both for practice to get the technique & look down, AND just in case any part of it showed. This side gets covered with
Pics of the detail, top:
And bottom wingtips:
last thing I did was to tack the tip of each feather down using a hot
glue gun so that the wing would look more like a single carved piece of
stone. When I hold it up as it will be when worn, the feathers drape
really nicely (wow, having little feathered friends running around the
yard for models REALLY helps!). It has around 50 or so feathers, and was
harder than Hell to get a decent picture of. Now that I kinda know what
I'm doing and how to go about it, the others should go faster. I'd say
each wing will weigh about 3-5 pounds when finished.
I'd make would be to do the final 'Iron Oxide' paint drips AFTER the
entire wing is made rather than one at a time, to look more like
realistic weathering. But since I've already started doing it this way,
I'll do the others the same way so they match.
I want to get
this project DONE, so I busted out my BIG craft table and now have a
feather painting assemply line going in the living room.