So totally going to cosplay at bronycon this year
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.
My part of an ArtTrade with DILeak of his character Sapphire :D
EEEEEeeee~ She looks so determined and ready, like "You can’t kill me, I’m a main character!"
Aaaand here’s my side of an art trade with Dr-Idiot! of his.. erm.. lovely character Soda Mutt,you can go see his side over here! :D
ILD got #1
Aww! Thank you for putting Incompetetnt Lightning Dust as #1 ! It made me feel real giddy inside, and don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere in the foreseeable future. x3
This work http://askincompetentlightningdust.tumblr.com/post/78025753014/style-emulation-2-ask-cyberpunkspitfire-i-love
Made me do this! Had to do this sketch! … aagh the wacom felt so sluggish… I said I wouldn’t draw but I had to just sketch this out… I don’t know… could be that I have killing headache… I haven’t eated today… I have been at work for 12 hours now… I slept 5 hours last 3 nights…. I feel terrible… but I just had to sketch this… I will do better sketch this weekend.. the concept is just too awesome to miss…
Aaaaa! Lightning dust xU What have they done to youuuuu?!
Glad my drawing could inspire this, like to see what else you come up with x3
Finally decided to make a proper ref for Sappy. Maybe I should have done this before going out and commissioning a wave of people.
I had the great fortune of being able to draw this commission. Such a cutie. ^-^
AAAaaaaa~ My little heart can’t take it XU Why do you do this to meeeEEE?! I love it! Thank you so much for drawing her for me! x3
This is long overdue, but better late then never. Your art has always given me inspiration to keep drawing and I thought I’d show my appreciation. Plus you’ve got a pretty badass character so how could I pass up drawing her. Keep up the great work.
Thank you so much! She looks so determined, like she’s about to beat somepony up! She must have lost her tail in some sort of battle, but I’m sure it’ll grow back soon! x3
A magnanimously stupendous gift and note of encouragement from askincompetentlightningdust!
Our ask blog is barely off the ground and yet already has such wonderful support from Dileak here and others.
This is the Tumblrpon community at its best, and we are flattered to have this much love and kindness even in this stage of blog-infancy.
Thank you so very much. May we return the favour with wacky, heartfelt OC adventures in the weeks to come!
If interested in the mod’s un-vetted response to this, check out the reblog post here.
This guy really helped me out when I was in a bad situation, more than once in fact. It is the very least I could do for what you have done for me, and I look forward to many posts from you to come!