Wire Craft - Dragon

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Introduction: Wire Craft - Dragon

a dragon made from color wires stripped from computer printer cables. the wings are self adhersive plastic sheet. thin wires are used as frame for the wings and legs...
what do you think of it?

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    21 Comments

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    Erulindya
    Erulindya

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I loved your dragon!

    But I wanted to do one too...

    Your instructions are not finished... so sad...

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    gus_sg
    gus_sg

    10 years ago on Introduction

    sorry about not updating.
    I will try to continue with the how-to ...

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    EdgeC
    EdgeC

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I want to try to use the plastic lanyard string but i think I may need a lot.
    How much wire (in feet long) did you use?

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    gus_sg
    gus_sg

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You can use whatever length available from 2 to 4 feet and you need at least about 15 lengths.
    I usually stripped a 2m long printer cable for a dragon with just some left over. Btw a printer cable has 25 wires I think.
    You need not worry about the length as you can add more wire as you work your way from the head to the body. As the body becomes fatter you add wire and towards the tail - you cut them off gradually to achieve a tapered tail.
    Good luck.

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    FrozenIce
    FrozenIce

    10 years ago on Introduction

    awsome! can u make an instructable on how to make it?

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    gus_sg
    gus_sg

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I have started the instructable with the head of the dragon
    I will continue with the rest ... Has anyone actually start making the dragon head yet?

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    ladycroft108
    ladycroft108

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Sweet!! Love the wings. Way better then the ones I used to make.
    this one is about "2 high. How big are yours?

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    gus_sg
    gus_sg

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Wingspan = 10'"
    Nose to tail = 8"
    Height = 3"

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    gus_sg
    gus_sg

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I have added the step by step for making the dragon. the first part is just creating the head of the dragon. I am not sure if it is easy to photos. just let me know if you need help.

    I will put more photos for the 2nd part - which will be the horns, bodym tail and spinal fins.

    The four legs and the wings.... I think I will put up something simpler for those who want to start with something simple .... like an ant.

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    gus_sg
    gus_sg

    10 years ago on Introduction

    i am working on the step-by-step.i will put it up asap ... it is kind of like combining braiding pony tail with macrame, fishing rig knots, etc.
    I put up another picture - hopefully it is larger and clearer so that you can see the way how the knots are done ... cheers.

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    l8nite
    l8nite

    10 years ago on Introduction

    love it ! hate thats theres no "ible" I have 4 or 5 failed attempts at wire dragons littering my studio, they all seem to look more like dinosaurs than dragons = (

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    fozzy13
    fozzy13

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Looks awesome!! Some more pictures and description of how the wires were put together would be nice..