Weeping Angel Wing Process:
Here is the process that I went through to make Weeping Angel wings. There are made of mat board and craft foam, as pictured at the top. I made four cut outs of the over all wing shape from the mat board. Then glued two together to make one wing That is why there is a pile of books I was using them to put pressure on the two pieces while they glued. Mat board is strong and durable it also has some good flex to it. Another benefit the mat board gives is that it is thin so the wing didn’t come out to bulky. When they were dried I placed them up on blocks and put a heavy block in the middle to give a bend to them so when I mounted them they looked more natural.
Then came the process of figuring out each individual feather for both sides. I cut out the paper patterns then cut two of the foam versions out. Then the tedious task of placing the feathers, working form the under feathers and building up until both sides of both wings were covered.
Then came the item that would hold the wings. It is a solid board cut at a 35 degree angle to make the wings flow out from her back at an angle instead of strait out. Then using a thin strip of wood on the opposite side I attached the wings to the board. I had worked out the placement of the straps earlier on the girl so I knew what fit best. Then it was down to painting which I used a stone texture spray paint. Twas a lot of work.
Finished view and angel view coming soon.
Transportable Dual Amplified Melody Projector
Here is my Transportable Dual Amplified Melody Projector (aka a steam powered MP3 player). This is the prop for my character Reginald Rhythm, a steampunk DJ. The outfit is not %100 done but this beauty is. The pack mounts on my back and the control panel sits in front of me. The best part, yes it plays music. The wax cylinder also rotates and there is fire light in the boiler. At some point when it is feasible I want to instal a smoke generator so it can actually smoke out the stack.
What to see it in action, go here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMvbQy…
Transportable Dual Amplified Melody Projector, Process 2
Here is the second part, for part one see: http://trifinitycosplay.deviantart.com/art/TDAMP-Process-1-425657847
Here on page two we really see it take shape. The next step was to stain he wood. Then it was a matter of assembling the two doors on and the smoke pipe the steam dome and the horns. The last key part to this was the control arm. The first thing I had to do is figuring how it would have to be shaped so I could wear it and still fit. Then building it up making the volume lever and steam adjustment knob able shift and turn. Last thing after stain and paint was adding in a bit of copper work to really make it fancy.
Some of the things that didn’t get show is the wiring, the speaker shelf and a few other things. Oh and as a special note the wax cylinder that is on the control panel is real and spins when I turn it on.
Transportable Dual Amplified Melody Projector, Process 1
This is the process that my Transportable Dual Amplified Melody Projector, (aka Steam Powered MP3 Play) went through.
This is the first half of the process shots from my TDAMP, like most all of my projects it starts with a full sized plan and then the build begins. The first step was to build the overall frame. The it was a process of siding it.
The goal early on was to build it to be lighter for easier and longer hauling ability. The metal structure that is mounted on the back of the box is an old child carrier frame and is designed to distribute a heavier load across your back, perfect for this project.
Then it was all a matter of getting all the components made and ready to be put on. The maintenance door, boiler door the horns and the smoke pipe.
For the maintenance door I built the frame and then the back plate. I wood-burnt the detail on the back panel before putting the whole thing together and staining it. Then on went the handle.
The Boiler door was designed off an actual boiler door my dad has. The slider actually does work and the handle was shaped with a Foredom and the copper twisted on.
I also have pictured the steam gauge which one done around this time as well. It is an old pressure cooker gauge that I modified.
When I went through Pottermore I really liked the feature that you got a wand and sorted into one of the houses. Well upon seeing a couple other people get their wands and a little bit of digging I found that there are only three graphics for the look of a wand on the site. They may vary in color but still only 3 styles. So I decided to fashion my own look but still keep with the specs that of the wand that Pottermore gave me. (i.e. the length and the type of wood *and core cough cough* )
My wand is 11 1/4 made of Cedar with unicorn hair core and is surprisingly swishy.
It was also a happy accident that my design for the top of the handle proved to be such a good, firm way to hold my wand.
This was suck a delight to work with, I love the smell of cedar and love the color the finish brought out.
Hey everybody, I’m working on a small project concerning the four Hogwarts houses, and I’d appreciate your help,if you’re willing. Here’s how:
- Please reblog this only if you are a Ravenclaw
- only reblog once, or you’ll throw off the numbers
- also, please do not heart, it’ll throw off the numbers too
- any violations I find will be noted!
- if you are a Gryffindor, please reblog this.
- if you are a Hufflepuff, please reblog this.
- if you are a Slytherin, please reblog this.
Thank you all for your help!
PS: If you’re not sure which house you’re in, pick one! But first, if you haven’t, take the Pottermore quiz.