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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:

  • Scroll saw (in my case Proxxon DSH)
  • Hot glue gun
  • 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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flyingpuppy2 years ago
I LOVE these, but I'll have to make mine with cardboard (no scroll saw). Thanks!
m2grzegorczyk (author)  flyingpuppy2 years 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!
m2grzegorczyk (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
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 :(
Newton2 years ago
Really well done, they came out perfectly. I'll have to try it some day.
Ahhhhhhhh! What cute little buddies :D