31st May 2011: Wings Step 6 - Completion Wings Open So the wings worked and looked alright.
Then the straps broke...
So I had bloody Duct-Tape straps at Expo...ah well the Mark II wings will be better!
30th May 2011: Wings Step 5 - Completion Wings Closed Forgot to mention that I also drilled some holes in some blocks of wood and attached the PVC to them with screws.
Once everything was painted, I attached the material to the hooks and hot-glued it in place around one of the joints. It was then testing time!
29th May 2011: Wings Step 4 For the next step it was a case of measuring out where I would need holes to attach the material to and drilling through them. I then attached shower-curtain hooks and hot-glued them in place.
Next step was several coats of plastic primer and several coats of copper paint. (I actually had a few people over the weekend who thought it was real copper piping so I was really pleased with the result ^_^)
28th May 2011: Wings Step 3 Attached the PVC piping and joints together with PVC cement...this failed as I used push-fitting joints so instead...filled the joints with copious amounts of hot-glue and connected them.
I then drilled a small hole through the top of the opening section and threaded braided cable through it, tying it in a knot and crimping in place.
Following that, I added eyelets along the length of the PVC pipe to create a simplistic pully system for them.
27th May 2011: Wings Step 2 In my lovely kitchen (sorry housemates!) I used my dremel tool to cut the PVC piping down to a size I was comfortable working with (was a hacksaw first, it broke...another trip to B&Q...). I then cut the thicker PVC into four smaller pieces to make the joints of the wings.
Using the dremel, I cut slots in the wide PVC piping so that the thin PVC piping could slot into it nicely. Then it was a case of drilling through both and using a nut and bolt to hold it place but also leave it flexible enough to open and close.
26th May 2011: Wings Step 1 Spent a load of money in B&Q buying materials and power tools (but at least the power tools will be useful for later!)
Lots of PVC piping (can't see in this photo) as well as braided cable, drills, screws, nuts, bolts etc.
Leadmill - 14th March 2011
Looking forward to this. I demand Tesla coils!
sjbonnar - 14th March 2011
Hehe we'll see! Not in time for Kita though!
Littlegeeky - 5th April 2011
I adore the new design hun, that waistcoat huuugh <3
sjbonnar - 6th April 2011
Glad you like the new design hun ^_^
Captain_Marvelous - 9th April 2011
Damn you count fruity boots! your shots are impressive!
sjbonnar - 12th April 2011
Damn Luke, you complimentary!
Littlegeeky - 30th April 2011
You looked amazing hun ^_^
sjbonnar - 19th May 2011
THank you honey. Only half done though! LOL
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