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Monkey Island Feral Chicken Fridge Magnets

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Monkey Island series is the best adventure game I had the opportunity to play. In the third part "Curse of the Monkey Island" Guybrush lands on an island named Plunder where he finds some Feral Chicken.
Some time back I had the opportunity to make fridge magnets that looked like those chicken. Now I'm about to make some more of them and I thought that I can make a tutorial showing how to make them by yourself.
 
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Step 1: What you will need and step 1

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What you will need:

Tools:
  • Scroll saw (in my case Proxxon DSH)
  • Hot glue gun
Materials:
  • Wood (in my case it was oak plywood)
  • Grey undercoad paint (in my case it was Montana spray, color Mouse)
  • Paints: (in my case it was Revell paints)
  • White (Revell number 301)
  • Red (Revell number 330)
  • Black (Revell number 8)
  • Magnet
  • Glue stick
  • Hot-melt adhesive for glue gun
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper

Step 1:
Print the pattern (download the pattern here) and cut the wood to the dimension of the pattern.

Step 2: Masking tape

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Take two pieces of wood, place one on another like a sandwich and wrap it around with the masking tape.

Step 3: Pattern

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Spread stick glue on the upper side of the stack and place the pattern on it.

Step 4: Cutting and sanding

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Cut the pattern.

Peel off the masking tape and sand the burrs made in the process of cutting.

Step 5: Base paint

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Place the chicken on a piece of wood and paint them with grey undercoat.

Step 6: Sketch

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Sketch the pattern with a pencil. 

Step 7: Colors

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Start with painting the eyes, then comb and the beak.

Step 8: Contours

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Using a permanent marker with a large tip paint the contours. Next using a fine tip market correct the places that you were unable to get with the first marker and finish all of the lines inside the pattern.

Step 9: Magnet

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Back side can be painted black but this is only an option. When the paint dries up lay the hot glue and place the magnet.

Step 10: Finished

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I LOVE these, but I'll have to make mine with cardboard (no scroll saw). Thanks!
m2grzegorczyk (author)  flyingpuppy1 year ago
Make sure to send some pics when they are ready :)
Oh, these are quite awesome! You should entere these in the Holiday Gifts Contest too!
Thanks. I'd love to enter some contests but all of them are unavailable for me - I'm from Poland and unfortunately contests are not available to Poland residents :(
Newton1 year ago
Really well done, they came out perfectly. I'll have to try it some day.
Ahhhhhhhh! What cute little buddies :D