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Cloud by Magweno Cloud by Magweno
Cloud's wings open and close folded like real birds wings, it's taken me a month or so to work that one out but I'm really happy with the new method (despite it taking 3 days longer than the old method...) so it's what will be used for bird-winged dolls from now on.

All of these feathers apart from the royal blue ones have been dyed by me using veniard feather dyes. They are a mixture of duck, goose, chicken and quail feathers, the goose and quail feathers moulted by my own birds :)

He has an aluminium wire armature coated in plastic for durability. Ohh I haven't measured him but he's pretty big... Each of those duck quills are about 8" long. His wings are really fun to pose, they move very pleasingly. I'll have a video of them up later and I'll update this deviation when it's up.

I make dolls almost exclusively on commission... If you'd like to be added to the waiting list please send me a note, but please be aware it could be up to a year before I get to you. Prices range from 160-330.
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Thunderchicken42 Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THe color choice and expression on this work really well! Good job!
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Magweno Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I didn't design Cloud, he was a commission, I was sent the design to make. But I did sculpt his face and I'm glad you like it!
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TalonWolf-Jedi-OnDA Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah how do u make the wings fold?! i make these birds for my animated videos and after a few uses i have to stop and take a break cause my bird's wings snap. all i do is wire the wire around the duck feathers and well. .-. its not very efficient.
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Magweno Jun 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a sort of complicated system involving heatshrink tubing, dowels and bolts. It takes forever to make and I don't do it anymore! If you want the basic construction you should take a look at this tutorial: [link]
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TalonWolf-Jedi-OnDA Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm interesting, lol yeah I've came up a good idea for the dragons wings but I've always been puzzled about the feathered wings. heh i may be a wire worker but hey thx i might be able to do this xD
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GhostRiderWolf Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's moveable too? AMAZINGLY EPIC 83
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Magweno Jan 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! ^_^
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Zyden Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Goodness, you are talented.
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Magweno Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw gosh I wouldn't say so. Anyone could do this with enough time and perseverance.
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