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Articulated Wings Diagram by Dead-ShdwWolf Articulated Wings Diagram by Dead-ShdwWolf
EDIT: 52 Favorites, 2,084 Views, and 485 Downloads; making this my most popular deviation.
WOW I honestly didn't see this one coming but thanks you guys! Please let me know if this was helpful and if you've tried out Rachel's process send me a link to the finished project ^w^

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While creating a pair of cosplay wings for No Brand Con,
we had a little difficulty visualizing and understanding some of the directions in that were laid out in a very well done tutorial - So I created this diagram to help.

Original wing design and material list belongs to and was designed by Rachel @ www.instructables.com/id/Artic…, her you tube video for the wings can be found http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcH3wT4oiw8&feature=player_embedded

Picture/Diagram created by me to help those who are having a little trouble visualizing it ^^
It doesn't have EVERYTHING, but it was very helpful when it came to buying the materials (when it came to hinges).

If you want, feel free to print it out and use it while following Rachel's tutorial.

DISCLAIMER: I Do NOT own the wing design nor do I know Rachel, i merely just created this diagram.
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SchmiedeTraum Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Intersting version.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional
nice
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BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!  Thanks for making this!!!
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BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I ended up doing something a little different.  I designed the wings so that they would come down to a singular point on the ends and would match a biological wing as much as possible.  I ended up stapling on some fabric at the absolute last minute instead of making giant feathers.  Anyway, here's how they came out: Wings Preview by BluecrownStudios
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Dead-ShdwWolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late response!
Thank you for your input and send me a link if you decide to try your hand at it :D
I am thinking of revamping this to better standards so if you find anything that could be re-explained, please let me know.
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UnagiTakanashi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Artist
this should be very helpful to me! ^^ is there anything about how to make a harness for them?
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Dead-ShdwWolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In the original tutorial they use the metal frame from a backpack (as in a pack for backpacking not the average school bag). I did not have that type of bag nor would the original idea work for the kind of look I was going for. 

Unfortunately though the wings were built I never got to wear them for the convention so I did not figure out the harness details. Also, though I followed the instructions in the tutorial I STILL had problems with the shaft collars popping out of the balsa even after being glued in with several types of adhesives. [But it could be that we were very anxious and just got impatient because the con was coming up; so tip #1 is pick the proper adhesive, clamp everything in place, and wait till it is COMPLETELY dry]. Let me know how it goes!
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UnagiTakanashi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Artist
k thanks ^^
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phantomdragons Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
How much, approximately, does it cost to make a pair of these?
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Synonym-of-Antonym Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
It would depend on the supplies, granted they say balsa wood and such, it all depends on if you wanna make it out of pvc or metal or something.

I've a feeling though that the bases wouldn't be too much based on availability, and without the covers or details
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Dead-ShdwWolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much right. It's been a while so I can't remember how much it ended up costing and I really haven't had the means to try it all again. I would recommend, though, that if this is the first time making wings and you have the extra funds - you should follow the tutorial made by Rachel with balsa or some sort of scrap wood so that you get the feel of how they work, you have a base to follow, and most of the common mishaps get found out in the beginning. Basically, it's practice before moving on to more expensive materials. The other reasoning for the balsa is it is light and pretty durable as long as your not planning on slamming them in to every other object you come across.

Let me know how it goes ^^

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Synonym-of-Antonym Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
That's a good idea actually, I personally have already made a few small scale versions, and love how they work
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Dead-ShdwWolf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you posted them anywhere? I'd love to see how they turned out - even if it's not based on this tutorial. Articulated wings, tails, etc in general are fascinating especially when people have found ways to make them convincing without the use of robotics. Though I love robotics as well!
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Synonym-of-Antonym Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Naw, I havent, I'm working on possibly posting some pics at some point.
But I totally agree, especially when it comes to cosplays because it makes them really intense!
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Dead-ShdwWolf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well hey, if you ever get those pics posted, let me know! And best of luck with any future ventures you may find yourself getting into project wise.
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