aI know I haven't shown any photos of the wing construction, but here is a view of the Sleptin beginning to take place. ( I'll followup later with a post of the wings.) I put some detail on the wings for effect, but as I have stated before I choose not to go too far since the rest of the character is not as detailed. The elastics are holding the wings in place since the hinge pins cannot be installed until later.
In the photo you can see the beak wire loosely wrapped around the bird.
I'm going to switch things up for a bit and give the bird a rest. I'm going back into the shop to build some pieces of the mechanism. Talk to ya later!
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