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Luna is just a joy to make. I love making Luna. She just looks so divine and it was fun to get to make her and apply my new skills into the process. Far easier than making my first let me tell you. I think there are definite improvements, most notably being the wings. I've learnt a tonne about making well supported huge alicorn wings as of late, and these wings are super smooth, strong and hold their position really well. I think I'm going to have to remake the wings on my old Luna so they look this good. I'm so happy I got to make this gorgeous plush. I have to remind myself I already have one of my own (even if she is in need of a few tweaks lol).
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XD I love Luna, she's so mysterious and blue and proud. *shrugs* What else can I say?
This looks like a million times better than any of the plushes I've seen in stores. Ever.
Any advice on the huge alicorn wings you could pass on? More wire? Higher gauge wire? Wizard magic???
Oh man alicorn wings are demon spawn XD.
Sit down and let me pass on my wisdom of these monstrous things.
First I use a very heavy stabiliser that doesn't bend much. I think it's made for handbags. This lines the entire wing and stops it being so floppy.
If needed next I use thin plastic to fill bulk sections of feathers to stop them flapping (usually needed for longer feathers like tia).
Then I get the wire I use for my tails (fencing wire) and wrap it around itself so it's double the strength.
I then bend it into a V shape.
I cut a small hole where the tail is going to attach to the butt, and push the prongs of the V into the hole. I mark where the wings are going to attach to the sides of the body and cut small holes on each side. I feed the prongs of the wire out of each side. I leave enough wire coming out the butt for the tail to attach to, and then bend the wire for the wings up and into the right shape. I feed it into the wings and sew the wings to the body.
Having the wire anchor to the back of the body stops the wire from rotating, so the wings can't just flop backwards totally. I learnt this the hard way with my giant Celestia where I had to make the wire 6x strength of a single piece to get those heavy things to stand up and not flop!
hope that helps XD
Thanks so much for writing all this up! Your work viewed from the outside is already outstanding but the amount of complexity that goes into structural components and what is needed to make the plush so perfect is just mind-blowing. Please never stop being so creative and innovative
Can I ask what fencing wire is and the type of plastic you use? Is it something that can be required easily? The only plastic I've used was polystyrene which I had to buy in sheets bigger than myself and had to go to a specialty plastic store to get (in the halcyon days of plastic automail instead of steel )
Thanks again for such a thorough explanation!
It's just plain ol' wire from a hardware store. Idk what type of metal it's made from haha XD. Heavy enough to hold it's shape but soft enough to bend with pliers and my hands.
The plastic is a thin, clear plastic that is used for clear roofing. But any type of flat plastic will do. I used to use backs of art book covers. I just get it all from a hardware store XD
But Luna's amazing! She's a freakin' sculpture as much as she is a plush~
Her wings are beautifully shaped and I just love love her mane~
It's a joy when I see a new plush of yours in my inbox!