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Athena Saint Seiya Wings Tutorial

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IMPORTANT EDIT: the moving system was the following: tied a string to one of the bottom joints of the frame and then to my own elbows. As I moved my arms outwards, the string pulled the whole moving system making the wings stretch. Hope this made sense. 

Tutorial on the making of Athena's wings. The last three photos in the tutorial were made by :iconvalixa:
The size of the pieces for the frame here: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
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i-love-daisy's avatar
This is cool
How did you get them to open?
Diegoutetsuma's avatar
good job, greetings!!!
DoireannCrowley's avatar
How do you make them open?
Redrose5634's avatar
Would you be able to give me a full supply list of the materials that you used in the project? It would help greatly. And specifics I mean.
ShinjusWorkshop's avatar
oh, I did this project so long ago I don't think I can remember. But I can say I used a lot of foamies and HIPS plastic, white glue, golden spray... an underbust corset for the inside... 3 mm aluminum  sheets for the wings... 1mm fine cardborard for the feathers.... lots of velcro... that's about it, I guess... 
Indecisus's avatar
I looked at balsa wood and it just seemed so tearable and I believe my wings will be heavier since I'm not going to use real feathers. Do you know of a different wood I could use that would be more sturdy yet still on the light side? :)
ShinjusWorkshop's avatar
pine tree is rather light and sturdy. but.... if you can find paulownia wood. I have no idea how easy it is to find or how expensive, but it is the tree with the best ratio of lightness and sturdiness. I know it is grown specifically for its wood. 
Kateri911's avatar
WOAH.............
Asra24All-good's avatar
Rapunzel awe Icon WOW!! That is so cool!
SilverTimberWolf's avatar
This is one of the best wing tutorials I've found, it looks awesome!
ShinjusWorkshop's avatar
I am glad you find it useful!
EvangelineTong's avatar
super awesome !especially the movable wings!
Charc's avatar
What kind of paint did you use to paint the wings? :0
ShinjusWorkshop's avatar
I used golden spray.
Arch-Core's avatar
This helps a lot on my wing frames I have laying downstairs. i used the same tutorial you posted below as well. I originally planned on a fabric cover, then glue feathers on, but this has just made a breakthrough so hopefully I can get them done by um... sometime in February. Forgot the dates of the con again. xD Well, my friend more or less wants me to go along, so I figured I should finish the wings up so I can. xD
ShinjusWorkshop's avatar
Good luck with your work! :)
Soffpawz's avatar
Which joint did you tie the string to in order for it to move? That's my only question and this was an awesome tutorial! It will definitely help with my maleficent cosplay!
ShinjusWorkshop's avatar
This the tutorial I initially used! Maybe it will help! www.instructables.com/id/Artic…
Soffpawz's avatar
Thanks!! I'll take a look at it!
Chrys66589's avatar
Also, in the 2nd picture, I see a device with the plans on it. What did you use for the digital-model?
ShinjusWorkshop's avatar
This the tutorial I initially used! Maybe it will help! www.instructables.com/id/Artic…
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