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The Aviator by Zhon The Aviator by Zhon
Lt. Cessna Aerohawke ready to take to the sky!

Just a little panel since I have been too busy to actually post stuff!!! LOL!

Costume was blended up between artists :iconartsquish: :iconskaros444: and myself!
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:iconxylidinegriffin:
XylidineGriffin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Who made the big, fake feathers and how? I neeeeeeed to know!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually built them from bedsheet material and interfacing! just cut them to be feather shaped, airbrush a bit, and PHWAA!!! Big realistic feathers!
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:iconxylidinegriffin:
XylidineGriffin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! I need to learn how to airbrush.
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:iconwasiak1994:
wasiak1994 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This is so damn awesome!!! O_O
I'm not a fursuiter but I feel like wearing a costume of this quality would be frickin' cool ^v^
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pegazus14 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If you have the wings than whats the plane for?
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Humans have legs, yet why do they drive cars?
LOL! (my friend asked the same thing!) :XD:

Perhaps the plane is for carrying cargo....cuz it'd be heavy going across the ocean carrying it all! :D
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:iconpegazus14:
pegazus14 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey! Now thats what i forgot... i wishi could fly :C
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:iconsexytickletorture:
Sexytickletorture Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
That is AMAZING!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconblueskywarrior:
BlueSkyWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful wings and do you fly that mooney?
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
And sadly, that's not my Mooney...a really cool guy at the private airport had it and a really old Cessna.
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:iconblueskywarrior:
BlueSkyWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, I was wondering because I'm a hangar rat and grew up at private airports
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:iconaxel-232:
Axel-232 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
My god, that is a beautiful costume.
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:iconbluewolfcheetah:
BlueWolfCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely fab! Can't wait to see those wings in action!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional
cool
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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:iconlauragarabedian:
LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
As I've said before. Awesome job :)
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol! Thank you! :D
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:iconsilver-comet:
Silver-Comet Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Your costumes are always so damn impressive nice job.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha! Thanks!
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:iconficktionphotography:
FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet deal, lovey!

So this weekend was interesting. One part was that someone asked me if I could help to design and implement a griffon pelt with either natural, faux, or a combination of both materials. Thought of you. And then another is that there's someone that follows you on here that goes to the NY Faire and she recognized Brackett. :D She's a little jelly that we're buds. :XD:
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:iconsteeljaw:
SteelJaw Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nice photoset! The costume came out great! :>
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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:iconterceleto:
terceleto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! You three did some great work :)

From a critical point of view, with experience coming from beign a falconer and working daily with birds, the edges of the wings should be smooth as a bird (and presumably a gryphon too) would preen the feathers so that the barbs and barbules were "zipped" together and that there wouldn't be any gaps in the feathers. Artistically it's boring to see a smooth edge, but aerodynamics calls for it. Even on an owl, only the outer edge of the feathers are fuzzy (allowing for its silent flight) but the rest of the feathers are zipped with no gaps.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah...this is true! I had all the feathers cut out to look normal, but as you say, it's a bit artistically boring.
But even the number of feathers is wrong as well. I think falcons have something like 22-24 primaries and secondaries per wing? This Gryphon only has 11.

But good catch on the feather breakage! Always cool to see someone who knows their birds! :D
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:iconterceleto:
terceleto Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There's 10 primaries on raptors, the number or secondaries and tertiaries vary species to species.


Thanks :) I try to know something about them since I train and work with them!
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MagicallyCapricious Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think if I saw this anywhere I'd freak out.

Because bird-people aren't supposed to exist but I can see one right there.

This is awesome.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL!
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:iconmagicallycapricious:
MagicallyCapricious Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No I saw one I swear!!!

Excellent work :lol:
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:icontotodile-fan:
totodile-fan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome captain *salute*
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol! Thanks!
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:iconnala91:
Nala91 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm those wings look amazing.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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:iconaki125:
Aki125 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
this is so BEAUTIFUL it HURTS! 8,D
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:XD:
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:iconluthien368:
luthien368 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn you two, that's only a teaser! D: Show the goddamn wings, pleeeeeeease!!!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Found out CanineHybrid took some media!
Wings open: [link]
Movement: [link]
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:iconluthien368:
luthien368 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet, thank you very much for telling / showing me! Nice work... wow.
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ditto w/out the swearing~ :iconlaplz:
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:iconshadsie:
Shadsie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eee! A badass aviator gryphon-person!!!

Sharp eyes and niiiiice wings!
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:iconskaros444:
Skaros444 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist
OOOhhh!! Nice!

Everything looks awesome!

I love the badass walking to the plane pics!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol! Thank you! :D
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:iconcalaverajoe:
CalaveraJoe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is fantastic! Are the wings articulated at all, or do they only ever rest folded? Also, what are the big feathers made from?
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The wings are actually full animatronic made by :iconskaros444:
Full range of motion moving foreward and back, as well as opening and closing.

Big feathers are airbrushed bedsheets. LOL!
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:iconcalaverajoe:
CalaveraJoe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bedsheets? That's awesome.
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:iconskaros444:
Skaros444 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Yup! The wings are articulated! ^^
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:iconcalaverajoe:
CalaveraJoe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Noice!
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:iconreckiess:
reckIess Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Photographer
That is soooo cool!
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:iconspotted-cat:
spotted-cat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really cool
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:iconlamelobo:
lamelobo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful Zhon...love how you took ..Lt. Cessna Aerohawke ready to the sky with the hanger in the background...Awesome sause indeed!!!! dearly beautiful ...haha i am all grins friend!!!! :D
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