24th July 2010: WINGS ARE FINISHED! 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!
Alyx - 7th April 2010
Hell Fikkin YES! super exciting!!
sjbonnar - 7th April 2010
Thank you ^_^ I hope everyone realises it's just a Gijinka I'm doing though!
Berserk667 - 7th April 2010
I don't think I have ever seen anyone try shiney versions of gijinka pokemon before. Nice idea mate
Sephirayne - 7th April 2010
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 - 7th April 2010
When you do this, we should get Charmander and Charizard pictures together 8D
sjbonnar - 7th April 2010
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 - 11th April 2010
this will be so badass! :]
AmethystEyes - 4th May 2010
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 - 5th May 2010
"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 - 3rd July 2010
Loving the designs for this and it totally suits you! I want to see some progress though *nudges*
sjbonnar - 3rd July 2010
LMAO Ok, I'll get right on it ^_^
- - 5th July 2010
Ooof hes lookin bad ass
Good luck with this, can't wait to see some progess ; )
sjbonnar - 5th July 2010
Aww thank you very much! Hopefully there'll be some soon!
Limegreenjelly - 8th July 2010
^^ YAY! more gijinka progress Good luck with your charizard :)
sjbonnar - 9th July 2010
Aww thanks, it's not much yet ^_^'
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 - 24th July 2010
Looking amazing, Sean! Can't wait to see it all done!
CrystalNeko - 24th July 2010
Impressive pair of wings! It's hard to believe they're just made out of cardboard and foam!
sjbonnar - 24th July 2010
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*
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