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Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:27 pm
by Quickblade22
I did this a while back and finally got around to updating her. Used a different colored cape, Friends hair, and a torso decal designed by :wink: . Enjoy:

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Also while playing around, I worked on this months ago, and while the end results aren't exactly what I hoped, I still think it looks good. The bird is the official Lego bird in dark gray that I used a black sharpie and paint pen on. I then drilled holes in the side of it to allow the wings to sit into. The uneven edge of the bird's sides made the holes imperfect. I glued in the Brick Warriors wings to keep them stable. I had hoped they'd just sit in there so I could turn them for different poses. I'm still happy with it and think doing more would be fun. Maybe a clay beak or a completely clay molded body would be cool.

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Re: Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:28 am
by LettuceBrick
Hmm, interesting. The bird looks pretty good, actually.
Maybe some more color would help.
Cheers.

Re: Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:41 am
by andhe
You know, it hadn't actually crossed my mind to use the brickwarrior wings as actual bird wings... rather than figure accessories. I wonder if a brick built bird might work better?

Re: Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:45 pm
by AK_Brickster
I actually think the bird turned out pretty good. It looks like it's just swooping in for a landing. The wing connection points looks pretty good. I think I would try reshaping the "disk" at the base of the wing to make it look a little more natural though.

Re: Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:35 pm
by Quickblade22
Thanks for the comments guys.

Hmm, interesting. The bird looks pretty good, actually.
Maybe some more color would help.
Cheers.

I used black first because it is the easiest to do. I also have a pair of white wings and there are tan available still on the website. Maybe if I get bold enough I can try a multicolored parrot. I always wanted to see a blue and yellow one.

You know, it hadn't actually crossed my mind to use the brickwarrior wings as actual bird wings... rather than figure accessories. I wonder if a brick built bird might work better?

I have seen brick built ones and they look great for decoration like I've seen Mark of Falworth use in some MOCs. I've always preferred molded animals to brick built ones.

I actually think the bird turned out pretty good. It looks like it's just swooping in for a landing. The wing connection points looks pretty good. I think I would try reshaping the "disk" at the base of the wing to make it look a little more natural though.

The next time I try it, I think I will drill the holes bigger so that the wings sit in deeper and look more natural. I originally wanted then to just attach so they could be movable and not have to be glued. Luckily, I used a dark gray bird as a base and those are the ones I have the most of and are the cheapest on BL I think.

The female archer might be my favorite female minifig I have ever made to date. She needs a little bit of work, but I'm pretty happy with her.

Re: Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:04 am
by friskywhiskers
Nice! Where can I find that decal?

Re: Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:59 pm
by Justin M
Nice work! That bird is a little piece of genius.

Re: Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:55 pm
by Quickblade22
Nice work! That bird is a little piece of genius.

Thanks!

Nice! Where can I find that decal?

I uploaded it to Brickshelf for the time being. The decal seems to need resized slightly, but I just haven't gotten around to doing it. The curved torso template needs to be a little wider.
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Re: Updated Female Archer & modded Lego bird.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:57 am
by Aeridian
She looks really good! I like that decal and the hair fits her really well also (might have to get one). Nice work! :)