Steampunk Version of Rachel's Articulated Wings

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Introduction: Steampunk Version of Rachel's Articulated Wings

In my usual last-minute frenzy of creativity leading up to an event (in this case Dragon*Con) I came across Rachel's awesome instructable on articulated wings. This is my Steampunk interpretation...

Update 1:
- Added other wing
- Attached shoulder and waist strap from old backpack
- Painted (no more ugly white PVC)
- Ideas for wing skin shape (need suggestions)
- Fabric for skin (not as green as I'd like, but I think it will work)

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you should try dragon, avian, or demon style wings is my suggestion.

Hey, this is my first build, but where did you gat the brass, and what are the measurements? Many thanks!

Just a h/t to you and rachel for the inspiration to jump into this and for me throwing together my first Instructable. I wanted to be able to do a smaller scale version to work out design and scale (part lengths, pivot points, etc) so I did a scale model version and documented it. Cheers! And sorry for messing up your name 50% of the time. hah

https://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Model-Articulated-Wings/

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I would love the instructions to this how big are they are they the same as the original if so sweet if its possible to make them 10 feet that would be even better

Satan_5000@Yahoo.com
I would love the instructions to this how big are they are they the same as the original if so sweet if its possible to make them 10 feet that would be even better

steamjunkie says:

hey could u send me instructions on how u did this? i wanna make them. here's my email. jayfreyagudelo@yahoo.com

 hey could u send me instructions on how u did this? i wanna make them. heres my email. warsofja@pascack.k12.nj.us

I just followed Rachel's instructions (in the Related links, Featured section to the right of this reply) but used bits I already had (the copper and PVC) instead of all of the balsa wood and the backpack frame. 

I should have read some of the later posts about the problems with the wood - I was only able to wear them about 20 minutes before the bottom hole tore through where the short stick attached to the "popsickle" stick part of the bottom of one wing. :(  Also, hot glue didn't stick well to painted wood.

Hey, those look fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished wings. Make sure to add more pix when you have the skin on, plus of course some of you wearing them!

Did you add any pictures and save? L