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Offline arborealkey

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Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« on: January 16, 2017, 04:24:14 PM »
Good evening ! (First of all, I'm sorry for my terrible English)

Two days ago I started working on my Baharroth cosplay, and I thought it could interest people willing to build a Swooping Hawk or an Autarch, so here is my progress !

I started with the wings, since they would determine the shape of the shoulder plates and breastplate. I found a reference for the different wings available for the minis, including the ones I needed.



I cropped the picture, and imported the wings in GIMP. The quality was really bad, so I kept the reference picture as a layer and traced the shape on another layer. I then printed my pattern to scale one on several A4 sheets (I determined the size of the wings from my own height with a rule of three). I obtained this ridiculously huge piece of paper.

The "feathers" looked like crap at this point, but I didn't really care since I just needed the rough shape to begin with. I re-cut them a bit afterwards, and they now look like this.

I then created a frame for the wings.  I used multilayer pipe: it's cheaper than aluminium, and unlike PVC you don't need a heatgun to shape it. I used this material for my two previous pairs of wings and it worked, so...

I then gave my pipes the right shape using my pattern (twice, since they are two wings), and screwed them both to a piece of MDF. I haven't made the harness yet, so it's attached with crappy straps on the picture below.

I might have to re-cut the MDF piece, it's a bit too large for my back. This will be the base for all the "feathers", which will be made out of EVA foam. I already cut a few of them. Each one will be sanded and carved (with a woodburning tool) before I can put them on the main frame. I need 114 wings. This might take forever.
Here are a few "feathers", just cut from foam.



That's all for the moment, but they'll be more...soon.
I may actually be Alpharius.

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 06:17:53 PM »
The pieces and the wings looks really amazing

Regarding English I haven´t trouble to understand and read it

Looking forward your build

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 08:21:51 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this build!

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 08:55:55 AM »
The pieces and the wings looks really amazing

Regarding English I haven´t trouble to understand and read it

Looking forward your build

Thank you Ezekye ! (I can't believe I just said that)


I finished the base for the wings. All the "feathers" are going to be ttached to the black part.

I also cut all the feathers. I ony put one layer of them on the picture below (they are not attached, as I have to sand them before I glue anything). Those are the "main" feathers. Then I'll add smaller ones on each side.

(The can of Coke is just for scale)

I have to sand all 114 feathers, and I'm not going to do this in one day... I might sand a few of them each day, and work on the armor at the same time now that I know how much space is taken by the wings.
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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 12:02:34 PM »
The wings look really great! It's nice to see that there are still people that build Eldar costumes.

Good luck!
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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 08:42:08 AM »
This is going to be really eye catching when it is done. Keep up updated.

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 05:05:10 PM »
I'm baaack !

I sanded 60 of the "feathers" for the wings and started working on the armor.

I started with the chestplate (nothing is glued for the moment, hence the tape). The can of paint is here for scale (yes I'm small). This piece isn't suited for a female since I'm finally not doing a genderbend but rather using my almost inexistant breasts to do a crossplay...

I then built the shoulders and began working on the hawk thing. The details were made with a woodburning tool.



I might start assembling the wings in a few days.

PS: I don't even know which colors I'm gonna choose...
I may actually be Alpharius.

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 08:44:30 PM »
Long time since anyone call me using my first name....

Your build is amazing, and how amount of patience sanding all feathers... and I just noticed the details on pauldrons...


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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 03:49:57 PM »
Your build is amazing, and how amount of patience sanding all feathers... and I just noticed the details on pauldrons...

Thank you ^^


I modified the chesplate a little bit. Now it looks like this.


And...ALL THE FEATHERS ARE SANDED.

A few of them...

All of them...(Sorry for my face, I was trying not to laugh)
I may actually be Alpharius.

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 05:33:28 AM »
What amount of feathers, and patience.....

Looking forward to see it painted .....

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 09:19:03 PM »
Saw the pictures of the wings on the FB group! Didn't realize you were already working on the chest piece too! Awesome work!

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2017, 11:12:01 AM »
Is the suit done? Any pics of the finished product? Love em wings!
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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2017, 01:26:37 PM »
Saw the pictures of the wings on the FB group! Didn't realize you were already working on the chest piece too! Awesome work!
I'm everywhere ! I have other pieces as well (tighs, knees...)
Is the suit done? Any pics of the finished product? Love em wings!
Calm down, calm down, I started this costume on january 14th X)
What amount of feathers, and patience.....
Looking forward to see it painted .....
It was annoying, but I'm glad I finally decided to do it.


This isn't much of an update, but here is what the wings look like now. In fact, I worked a lot on things that aren't visible, but were still essential.


I also drew the Hawk's Talon (I know, I suck)...

...and started working on it.

The pipe is just here for support, it's not the actual barrel...I only worked on the butt for the moment.

And here's a (really) rough cut of the sword.
I may actually be Alpharius.

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2017, 02:53:08 PM »
very nice work so far, i look forward to seeing the progress on the rifle

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Re: Swooping Hawks-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2017, 01:58:32 PM »
Wow, awesome.  Can't wait to see it finished.
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