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Hope Estheim's Airwing/Boomerang by yueki Hope Estheim's Airwing/Boomerang by yueki
Made for my Hope Esthiem cosplay at Otakon 2011.

Made of:
- Foamcore
- TwinTac
- acrylic paint
- Door hole cover (so that the boomerang can fold open and close)
- Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze (I love this stuff!)

Spent at least two weeks working on this, mostly to let the paint and glaze set before continuing. I screwed up a bit on the edges when the glaze didn't dry correctly.

Overall loved the way this turned out. It opens and closes perfectly and surprising holds up well to a lot of abuse. It's probably more danger to a person than prop if I tried to hit someone with it. :D

Additional photo of Airwing closed part way

Hope Estheim's Airwing: The Works
Photos of the interior "hinge" for anyone who's wondering.
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HopeTheArtist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow this is real epic. How big is yours?
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yueki Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^
Closed it's about 26 inches long but it's light so easy to carry.
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HopeTheArtist Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for the information. lool without knowing it mine is 26 inches long too
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Saabon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Wow this is amazing!!!

Can I just ask how you managed it to get to stay open? I'm making an airwing at the moment and it just keeps flipping closed :/
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yueki Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I took photos of the inside of mine. I'm not sure if it'll be of any help but good luck! ^^
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Saabon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
OH thanks so much! 8D
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beri-chan08 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Hey! Awesome work! Quick question: What is TwinTac? I'm not familiar with it at all. I want to attempt to make Air Wing as well so any helpful hints would be very much appreciated c: Thank you!!!
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yueki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^_^

TwinTac is like double sided tape only it comes in large sheets. It's a bit pricey, I'm sure the right glue would work just as well but I like TwinTac because it will not warp like glue and it has a very strong bond.
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AFarronSister Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing... I want it...
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Kynessent Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Awesome!
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Veriun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Well, holy fudge, I thought that was an officially licenced product until I read the description... INCREDIBLE work.
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yueki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^ I tried to make it as accurate as I could.
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I-Artemis-I Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that looks great. good colours
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