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13 May 2004 @ 01:27 pm
In-progress Photos  
Ok.. I know Ringo& Mako didn't take any in-progress photos until after the feathers were on. So.. I figured I'd take a few pictures in hopes I'm doing it right.
When I went to Home Depot, the "Big coil" of "3/4 in" copper tubing was 98 dollars. Ow. It WAS 60 yards. But yeah. It looked really thick, and I don't think I need that much XD
I bought some 1/2 in, and bought the 20 ft tube. It was still tough to bend.. so I can't imagine what the 3/4in was like.
My hands are sore, and my arms are bleeding in a few places where stray chicken wires grazed me.. but after a lot of work and struggle last night, I got the copper tubing bent, and the chicken wire & batting on. I also spray painted the batting black. I'm ready to trim& glue feathers.... but I can't yet. I have to figure out the harness. So instead, I'll post photos of before the batting was on both wings, and before they were spray painted. I don't think the batted wing is finished being glued, either.. XD
But, here you go

Makoto, Ringo, please let me know if this looks remotely like what you guys did XD

Also- Loggera is visiting me right now! Yay! :D He's keeping me company and helping me try to figure out the silly harness problem
Current Mood: busybusy
Makoto: smooooooothkinomakoto on May 13th, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's... pretty much the same! ($98?? Damn, we must have used 1/2 inch then. Sorry to lead you astray!!) To connect the wings to each other, we used more copper tubing (duct tape galore) in a U-shape and covered it with bias tape. This is sturdy, but makes them very non-transport friendly, as they are now an inseparable unit. >_< Hiding harnesses sucks. >_
HIDE your facekyonomiko on May 13th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
Well, you said you got spools that were like.. 20 ft long?
The one that was 98 bucks was 60, so I figured that couldn't have been what you got.

I got 20 ft of 1/2 in for 17.99. A 10 foot spool of 3/4 was 19.99, and you got half as less.. so I went with the 1/2 in.. and it was still pretty tricky to bend.
I'm not too worried about hiding the harness. If you saw the back photo of the EGA costume, it's completely backless, so there's no way on earth. I just don't want it to look ghetto XD
calvinloggera on May 15th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hey, I offered to help you with them. But no you wanted to have all the fun. :) When you talked about bending the 3/4 that's why I kept asking about tools to do it. There's a reason why plumbers have the pipe shaping tool.

Yea, I enjoyed hanging out. Hope I didn't overstay.

It was cool seeing the maestro in action. :)