Sunday, May 17, 2009 Deer Wing Test

We decided that the deer corpse needed wings. After some consideration we settled on bat wings, and even found a bat wing calculator (you gotta love the internet) from the good people at Zombietronix.
PVC seemed logical and aluminum worked well for the hinge joints. Though it won't be animated we did want to be able to change wing position to fit her mood. As pictured the elbow and finger joints can be individually actuated. Bruin (Boo) thought he could bring some scale to the photo - he's 70 pounds. He even busted out his psychological thriller expression to add depth.

There is much finish work to be done to turn the PVC to bone and we are still debating the best material to use for the membrane.

4 comments:

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Look at that little fella :)
Those are gonna be very cool!

Phil said...

He is a terrible baby! Too heavy for laps but we don't have the heart to tell him. Ha! Thanks for stopping in Kim.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Now this is going to be a master piece...Man I can't wait to see these wings on the corpse..Very cool indeed! You guys have a great week and make sure you keep posting your progress...can't wait to see this completed!
Cheers

Phil said...

Hey Michelle, thanks for dropping by. Now that we have the basic wing design down it should go a little quicker. Hope you all have a good week!