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The Winged Avenger (Replica Display)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:57 pm    Post subject: The Winged Avenger (Replica Display) Reply with quote

The initial support structure prior to applying fibre glass for the Winged Avenger replica prop head.




9cm length black/dark charcoal grey fur fabric for the head covering.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




With the internal support structure completed and covered in parcel tape all it requires now is a fibre glass coating.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covered the cardboard shell in fibre glass matting and then a layer of liquid resin ...




45 minutes later, when the resin had cured, I turned the head upside down and filled it with water, this turns the internal cardboard structure to a mushy pulp that can then be removed easily ...



Once washed out you are left with a custom made, strong, light weight 'Winged Avenger' head frame that when finished can be worn.



A quick trim and tidy up, some shaping to fit the shoulders and it's done. same procedure was used to create the beak.



Next step, creating a paper pattern for cutting out the fabric panels so that when stitched together the fur fabric head stretches perfectly over the support frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Time to get stitching !

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's really impressive work! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, that's really impressive work! Very Happy


Thay's very kind, thanks. Hopefully I'll be finished today or tomorrow Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the pictures and sharing your work process.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the detailing on the beak finished.


... and the painting completed



The beak now just needs bolting to the main head ....

I finally bonded some iron-on plastic coating to the reverse of the relevant sections of the fur skull cap so that the mouth and eye apertures could be neatly cut out using a craft knife.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Finished .... one fully wearable, light weight, fibre glass 'Winged Avenger' head



Next up Cybernaut head Wink


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian

Eee-urp as Steed would say.

Excellent, any plans for the gauntlets complete with metal claws?
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Eee-urp as Steed would say.

Excellent, any plans for the gauntlets complete with metal claws?


Cheers, Yes indeedy, I'm intending to make them after the Cybernaut Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Winged Avenger 'Anti Gravity Boots' remote control unit. (laser cut from acrylic sheet').

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just amazing Ian!!! You are quite the costume designer!
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anti-clockwise wrote:
Just amazing Ian!!! You are quite the costume designer!


That's very kind, thank you. Applying those minute 3mm white numbers neatly with tweezers to the black circular disc was the hardest thing I've ever done.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can believe it. Quite intricate work indeed!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd really like one of these comics to go with my other WA props Smile I'm finding the size of this particular prop hard to judge. I'm 'guesstermating' it to be roughly 16cm wide ?? I'm also guessing that the actual pages inside are blank Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian

Judging by the ad on the back, wasn't this a standard DC comic book from the States, with a custom drawn Frank Bellamy artwork front cover applied.
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MikeR wrote:
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Judging by the ad on the back, wasn't this a standard DC comic book from the States, with a custom drawn Frank Bellamy artwork front cover applied.


Ah really, that's interesting and useful, thank you Mike Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Judging by the ad on the back, wasn't this a standard DC comic book from the States, with a custom drawn Frank Bellamy artwork front cover applied.


Ah really, that's interesting and useful, thank you Mike Smile


Ian

A spine appears to have been added to the comic book and I think this is what holds the new front cover in place.
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