HAHAHAH YT TURNED INTO A TOMATO HAHAHAH
Legend tells of a special Milotic, colored blue, that guards a sacred pond where water-pokemon gather. Hunters and trainers alike have tried to find - and for a lucky few, capture - this rare Milotic.
And guess who I’m going as?
No not Rainbow Dash. Ew.
That’s right! Lightning Dust!
Not only that, but I want to try my hand at making retractable wings! I’ve already started with the general concept, sketching out the mechanics in a physics program for a proof of concept;
I took this general design and smoothed it out, making the shapes more bone-like and hence more wing-like. it turned out looking like this;
I printed it out with a plotter and razered up some foam board to make sure it worked. Pieced it together with some grommets and started testing. The final wings will either be pulled by string at the base, or have an electric motor that is powered by a button press in my pocket that would make them spring up.
After that went over well, I began to put together the harness that would have to carry the contraption. Went to a local Goodwill store and picked up a thick belt and a purse. I cut the handles off the purse and used them as shoulder straps, and riveted the back to the belt. On the front, I used snaps for easy removal of the harness. (picture is missing 2 rivets that are not on yet)
After finishing the harness, I decided to work on the wood plank that the wings would connect to and pivot on. I used a jigsaw to cut out the piece that I had marked from the Illustrator schematics, then used a random orbit sander followed by a fine grit hand-sanding to smooth it out and make it comfortable.
That’s it for now, I’ll be sure to provide update as I go along, I placed an order for these pieces today cut out of cast aluminum, so those should be here in just over a week and the real work will begin.
Another one old gif animation.
This time an idle movement with Tretista Kelverian from Megaman Zero 3.