Charizard Gijinka (Shiny) - Pokemon Gijinka


Amecon 2010


What can I say? I've always wanted to do a Charizard Gijinka and now that I've seen his Shiny version for the first time, I have to do it! Black with dark red? Yes please!

Note: It's just a Gijinka, not the full dragon LOL

Alyx posted on 7 April, 2010 - 17:52
Hell Fikkin YES! super exciting!!

sjbonnar posted on 7 April, 2010 - 17:54
Thank you ^_^ I hope everyone realises it's just a Gijinka I'm doing though!

Berserk667 posted on 7 April, 2010 - 18:08
I don't think I have ever seen anyone try shiney versions of gijinka pokemon before. Nice idea mate

Sephirayne posted on 7 April, 2010 - 18:41
Awwww! I really wanted to see the whole dragon, lol!!! Nahhh! I really am looking forward to seeing this. I love Charmander and his evolved forms. Charizard is rocking and I love his shiny version.

Mungojerrie posted on 7 April, 2010 - 18:47
When you do this, we should get Charmander and Charizard pictures together 8D

sjbonnar posted on 7 April, 2010 - 20:52
Cheers Ben ^_^ Aww Em, sorry to disappoint LOL Charizard is my favourite of all the pokémon and his Shiny version just makes him even better! I love the colour scheme! Holly: YES YES YES!

Wildeth posted on 11 April, 2010 - 17:47
this will be so badass! :]

sjbonnar posted on 11 April, 2010 - 18:01
Aww thank you!

Inuyoku posted on 18 April, 2010 - 19:32
This will be awesome :D Charizard is my fav and he looks even more epic shiny!

sjbonnar posted on 18 April, 2010 - 20:16
Aww, he's my favourite too! I love Charizard and seeing his Shiny colourscheme made me desperate to cosplay him!

Freyarule posted on 27 April, 2010 - 07:51
ah I see you got a design now :D yah sorry I never managed to finish mine on time, uni work has been annoying >_< but the design you have would suit you way more :D

sjbonnar posted on 27 April, 2010 - 21:27
Yeah, my friend Nikki drew it for me! It's the first of several designs but I love it! Aww, I wanted to see yours!

Limegreenjelly posted on 27 April, 2010 - 21:44
looks like a great design so excited for the gijinka group :)

sjbonnar posted on 27 April, 2010 - 22:12
Aww thanks hun ^_^

Freyarule posted on 27 April, 2010 - 22:40
lol well if I ever get the time I'll finish it up :) it's similar to the one Nikki did, 'cept mine has a waistcoat/jacket thing and er....yeah pretty similar to that XD

Anonymous posted on 27 April, 2010 - 22:58
Cannot wait to see this at Ame :D

sjbonnar posted on 28 April, 2010 - 17:46
Aww thanks guys!

AmethystEyes posted on 4 May, 2010 - 20:04
My Pokemon bring all the boys to the yard and they're like 'fuck, a shiny Cha-ri-zaaard.' Poor attempt at the Milkshake song aside- you will horribly own all the other Pokemon gijinkas!

sjbonnar posted on 4 May, 2010 - 23:14
"My pokemon bring all the boys to the yard and they're like, you wanna trade cards?" LOL That's the one I heard ^_^' Aww hun...I'm sure that won't be true...there are cosplayers FAR better than me doing Gijinka that day but thank you *hugs*

Leonie Heartilly posted on 3 July, 2010 - 18:48
Loving the designs for this and it totally suits you! I want to see some progress though *nudges*

sjbonnar posted on 3 July, 2010 - 19:33
LMAO Ok, I'll get right on it ^_^

- posted on 5 July, 2010 - 13:49
Ooof hes lookin bad ass Good luck with this, can't wait to see some progess ; )

sjbonnar posted on 5 July, 2010 - 16:09
Aww thank you very much! Hopefully there'll be some soon!

Limegreenjelly posted on 8 July, 2010 - 21:56
^^ YAY! more gijinka progress Good luck with your charizard :)

sjbonnar posted on 9 July, 2010 - 22:11
Aww thanks, it's not much yet ^_^'

Defrain posted on 14 July, 2010 - 07:46
this looks interesting

Inuyoku posted on 14 July, 2010 - 08:46
do ya know what is the most awesome about this ... the fact the wings were taken a photo of with a digimon duvet underneath... YESSS the wings look really good so far ^^

sjbonnar posted on 14 July, 2010 - 21:18
Defrain: Good interesting or "Oh gods, it's looking crap" interesting? LOL Inuyoku: LMAO I'm glad you appreciated the irony of that picture ;-) ^_^

Anonymous posted on 14 July, 2010 - 23:27
making good progress on the wings mate, well done.

Chikinpoo posted on 15 July, 2010 - 01:29
looking awesome so far Batman ^_^

sjbonnar posted on 15 July, 2010 - 13:13
Thank you very much ^_^

Leonie Heartilly posted on 15 July, 2010 - 22:09
Wings are looking good hun =)

Leolarua posted on 16 July, 2010 - 17:08
wigs are looking good now :) lets just hope the weather isnt like its been lately, or you may blow away

sjbonnar posted on 16 July, 2010 - 20:52
Aww thanks! I've got them painted now so hopefully they'll look ok when done!

Anonymous posted on 16 July, 2010 - 21:02
Those wings are looking fantastic 8D

sjbonnar posted on 17 July, 2010 - 15:18
Aww thank you!

Anonymous posted on 18 July, 2010 - 02:13
did you give that idea a go? or have you not had a chance yet mate? i built a scale model and it worked super efficiently.

Chikinpoo posted on 18 July, 2010 - 11:38
was it..... SUPER EFFECTIVE?!?!

sjbonnar posted on 18 July, 2010 - 14:11
Haven't had a chance yet! I don't even know if I have any more of that cardboard, but I'm gonna go have a look...

Sephirayne posted on 20 July, 2010 - 09:15
The wings are looking ace!

Amy-Lou posted on 20 July, 2010 - 10:15
Great wings! Does the insulation tube paint well?

sjbonnar posted on 20 July, 2010 - 13:30
Thanks guys! No Amy, it does not LOL Even with two coats of primer, the paint can flake off if the structure of the foam changes (my brother squeezed part of it and the paint cracked a bit) but at least the paint is sticking to it LOL

PapercutPerfect posted on 24 July, 2010 - 21:42
Looking amazing, Sean! Can't wait to see it all done!

CrystalNeko posted on 24 July, 2010 - 22:18
Impressive pair of wings! It's hard to believe they're just made out of cardboard and foam!

sjbonnar posted on 24 July, 2010 - 22:31
Aww, thanks PCP! Does that mean you're definitely at Amecon then...? ^_^ Crystal: Thank you very much ^_^ I had to do it on a budget really or I would have used better materials LOL But I like how they turned out so thank you *hugs*

Berserk667 posted on 27 July, 2010 - 00:01
wings r looking good

Anonymous posted on 27 July, 2010 - 00:20
bad ass wings :D can't wait to see this all done at amecon :D

sjbonnar posted on 27 July, 2010 - 00:31
Berserk: Thank you! Carla: Thank you very much!

LittlePidgey4 posted on 27 July, 2010 - 09:52
Those wings are really cool! :D

sjbonnar posted on 27 July, 2010 - 18:17
Aww thank you!

Elyiel posted on 17 August, 2010 - 13:43
You look awesome, love the wings! ;D

Limegreenjelly posted on 17 August, 2010 - 23:39
Charizard was amazing ^^ I loved it so much *hugs* random milk bottle is making up for lack of milkshake :P I will find you at expo ... ...

sjbonnar posted on 18 August, 2010 - 01:33
Aww thank you so much ^_^

Leonie Heartilly posted on 8 April, 2011 - 14:25
Mewmewmew... Mew! *continues to bug Charizard*

sjbonnar posted on 8 April, 2011 - 16:20
*swats tail at Mew*

Leonie Heartilly posted on 9 April, 2011 - 19:57
*zips out of the way giggling*

LinkyLex posted on 15 September, 2011 - 20:45
Wow, I like what you've done with this! xD I've read the journals about the wings and it helps a lot with mine so thanks for posting those! Any extra help would be appreciated though as I've never done it before. Anyway, yours turned out well, so if you have anything to add please PM me :)

sjbonnar posted on 16 September, 2011 - 08:23
Aww I'm glad I could help ^_^ If you have any questions at all, please feel free to PM me and I'll talk you through it! They were a pain to make, but it was a labour of love LOL

24th July 2010


Finally...LOL They're held in place with industrial strength velcro and hold hard (they're difficult to remove actually! LMAO) but that means that they'll stay stuck on! It also means I can detach them for transport ^_^ Which is awesome!

24th July 2010

Harness Done!

Finished the miniture wings/Harness for Charizard! They look a bit tiny, but wait until you see them with the big wings attached...

19th July 2010

Wings Almost Done

Made a central piece that will not only be miniture wings for places like the dealer's room, but also mean that I can attach and detach my large, main wings.

16th July 2010

Painting 2

Day 1 of painting, first coat done and quite liking the effect. Tried to mist in the black and red sprays in order to get a darker shade of red and I think it worked well.

15th July 2010

Painting Begins

Started the painting process for the wings. Thus far, primer is done (several layers on each side...took forever!)

13th July 2010

Varnished and Bone Structure Made

After deciding that some strengthening and some weather-proofing might be beneficial before painting. As such, the pair of wings were coated in two layers of clear wood varnish on both sides. Once this was done (with plenty of drying time between each layer) and they were fully dry I began with the bone structure. The idea for this was taken from FireyCharizard's amazing pair of Charizard wings. Basically, piping insulation was cut open and attached to the outside of the wings, with one piece of insulation cut in half and placed down the middle to look like a joint bone. Next step: Painting the wings!

8th July 2010

One Wing Complete!

Alright, I've managed to saw my way through double-corrugated cardboard which I'm using as a base for my Charizard wings. I was originally planning on using foamboard but lack the funds to get any at the moment so we'll see how this goes! First wing's done...got to add the bones, paint then attach to the harness!

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