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Making Feathers SBS

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mario, May 11, 2009.

  1. mario Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Quite a few members asked me to do a step-by-step on how I made feathers for the Elite Blood Warrior Conversion I did. After reading the requests in the forum as well as emails and Pm's here is how I did the feathers.

    The feathers I ordered online but can be purchased at and through most major arts and craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

    The first photo shows you the beginning feather right out of the bag and the Blood Warrior feather cut from it's tip.

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    Using a small pair of sharp scissors I cut the above figure and got out the red thread as seen below.

    BW103.jpg

    Making a loop in the cut piece of thread I place the feather inside the loop and tighten.

    BW104.jpg

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    After tightening the loop of thread around the shaft of the feather I apply a small amount of white glue to the tied area. When it begins to set I start wrapping the thread around the shaft of the feather while I hold slight pressure on the tied knot.

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    I then apply a thin amount of white glue as I wrap the feather around its shaft.

    BW108.jpg

    Above is the feather tied.

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    Above is the feather with the thread wrapped to the end and after the glue has set just cot it off close.

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    Using Windsor / Newton black paint the tips to represent an immature Eagle feather.

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    Above are the 3 stages of making a feather from a real small feather.

    I hope this is of some help to those who ask me about them.

    Mario
  2. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks, Mario! Of course it looks so simple now that you show how; I have been trying to pull this off and I guess I missed steps that you made. Great, thanks.
  3. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you very much Mario for sharing your technic,amazing result!!!
  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I've always been a little leary about using real feathers for miniatures. Your method seems to work well here. How many small feathers are you able to get from one large one? Great little sbs, thanks. ~Gary
  5. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Really useful and very clear
    Regards
    Derek
  6. Brent Fordham New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Mario,

    Thank you for taking the time to post this. Much appreciated!

    Brent
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Mario,
    Thanks for explaining. I didn't know that you used real feathers but Gary mentioned.
    Looks great.

    Marc
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mario,
    Thanks for the info.
    Cheers
    John
  9. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent, for two reasons
    Simple.
    Effective.

    Thanks for sharing

    Cheers
  10. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Mario

    I will try it

    Ulrich
  11. Sirrius Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful result Mario, thanks for the technique!

    Nick
  12. mario Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Hello guys

    Steve ~Chistos ~ Gary ~ Derek~Brent~Marc~John ~Janus~Ulrich ~Nick
    Thanks a lot for words and you liked the SBS ,this is make me very happy .
    Thanks Guy for help me posting the SBS .

    Warm Regards

    Mario
  13. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I'll be having a go, thanks Mario
  14. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mario, many thanks again for posting, great technique.

    Cheers Ken
  15. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Mario, thanks for spending the time to take pics and to post....much appreciated!!!

    Ray ;)
  16. mario Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Hello
    Stephen ~Ken ~ Ray
    Thanks a lot for your feedback ,I appreciate very much

    Warm Regards

    Mario
  17. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Mario for taking the time to share your techniques. I will have to give it a go as the results look fantastic.

    Cheers David
  18. mario Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Hello David Thanks a lot for liked the feathers .

    Thanks a lot Guy for always help me in posting

    Warm Regards friends

    Mario

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