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Athena Saint Seiya Wings Tutorial by ShinjusWorkshop Athena Saint Seiya Wings Tutorial by ShinjusWorkshop
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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:iconi-love-daisy:
i-love-daisy Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
This is cool
How did you get them to open?
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Diegoutetsuma Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
good job, greetings!!!
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DoireannCrowley Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
How do you make them open?
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Redrose5634 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student General Artist
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.
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
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... 
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Indecisus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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? :)
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
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. 
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Kateri911 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
WOAH.............
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:iconasra24all-good:
Asra24All-good Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Rapunzel awe Icon WOW!! That is so cool!
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:iconshinjusworkshop:
ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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Asra24All-good Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
:) (Smile) welcome!!
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:iconcreationtakesun:
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
woah
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SilverTimberWolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best wing tutorials I've found, it looks awesome!
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:iconshinjusworkshop:
ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am glad you find it useful!
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EvangelineTong Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
super awesome !especially the movable wings!
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:iconcharc:
Charc Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
What kind of paint did you use to paint the wings? :0
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:iconshinjusworkshop:
ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I used golden spray.
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9nails Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good luck with your work! :)
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:iconraccoontail98:
Raccoontail98 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
This the tutorial I initially used! Maybe it will help! www.instructables.com/id/Artic…
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:iconraccoontail98:
Raccoontail98 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! I'll take a look at it!
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Chrys66589 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Also, in the 2nd picture, I see a device with the plans on it. What did you use for the digital-model?
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
This the tutorial I initially used! Maybe it will help! www.instructables.com/id/Artic…
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Chrys66589 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Could you maybe post a template for the feathers?
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:iconshinjusworkshop:
ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
pf.... I don't think I even have them anymore... the pattern or the feathers... I threw the costume away, except of the frame... so I am not sure I can help you with that!
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slayer627 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
awesome can't wait to give this a go ^_^
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good luck! :) Let me know how it turned out!
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:iconkyokyo25:
Kyokyo25 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Does anyone have a picture of what the wings look like with actual feathers??
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:iconshinjusworkshop:
ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The feathers I made were cardboard because that's how they were supposed to be, but I haven't seen anybody use this system yet with feathers. It should be way easier, though...
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool tutorial. And I love how you managed to make the wings flex and extend :D
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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:iconi-love-daisy:
i-love-daisy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
that look so cool
the text doesn't mid me, having more text helped me understand the process
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BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SOOOOO AWESOME!!!  You did an amazing job with these.  There are some very clever things you did here, and it's definitely helping with the design for my wings.  You rock!  When I post a tutorial I'll make sure to link to you!
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, that's very sweet of you! :)
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CarryOnFlareon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are beyond gorgeous! I think I'm going to try to make some angel wings using a similar design. Would it be possible to get a diagram/description of how the strings were attached to the wings and arms to make the wings fold out? 
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
There were strings tied from my elbows to one of the lower "corners" of the wings. The moment you pull up with the elbows, the wings will spread.
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Genevieve124 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super awesome! Do your wings have to be forcefully pushed into that stretched position or...idk
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I had some strings from my elbows to a lower part of the wings frame when I stretched my hands, the wings would spread and viceversa.
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Genevieve124 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm... I don't get how that works, but I will try
and when I do, I'm going to try it also <3
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versionstudio Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Superb!! The best!!

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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconbessaeccentric:
BessaEccentric Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello! I'm working on making some articulated wings like this, however it isn't very clear how you made the wings open out? Is it simply from what position your body is in, or is there a simple mechanism?
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention this. Basically I had a thread tied to my elbows and onto one of the lower hinges of the wings. When raising my arms, the wings would stretch.
I hope this helps.
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BessaEccentric Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh yes! Thank you! It helps a lot! This is going to be a very fun project I can tell. And thank you very much, I hope you're successful in your further endeavors of creating. :D 
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CycloneXHTC Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
missed this and the tutorial looks awesome with great result :D
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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whalesandburgers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
and from tip to tip, how long are they?

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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
you mean the actual pieces fr the frame or the wings themselves? 
These are the sizes for the pieces: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
You'll have to transform them into inches, sorry :P
As for the wings... hm, dunno, the longest part with the feathers is around 140 cm, I think... when I spread them they are around 3.5m wide.
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