It still an ornithological mystery.
No live bird is ever seen, is it extinct?
What bird has a flexible rubber skull?
Join me on an expedition to excavate the unknown Bikebird.
and : finders-keepers. So whatever you like- its yours!
Step 1: Expedition Essentials
something to make little holes (awl, revolver rod, strong needle)
Depending on the final application some base for a necklace, bracelet or earrings.
Step 2: The Skull-p-thing
Step 3: Stabilize Your Discovery
Step 4: Subspecies
In the last picture the results are painted with steel colored acrylic paint.
Step 5: Subspecies2, the Collared Bikebird A.k.a. Ring
If you want you can paint with acrylic paint. Four of these make perfect claws for special occasions (Halloween?)
Step 6: Specifications of the Specimen
the size of the tire determines the size of the skull.
acrylic paint will stay on to a certain point. You can prepare with a basecoat of acrylic modelling paste witch sticks better on the rubber. I broke the paint on purpose on a few models, and secured the result with clear acrylic laquer.
You can cut eyes bigger and cut holes in the beak for nostrils. This works best on painted models. The painting helps to keep the right shape. Non painted ones can become weak or dis formed.