Monday, February 17, 2014

Winging It

It has been a while, but my new build is finally ready.  This is another alt-build of the Millennium Falcon (7965).

I do have other sets that I will be using for builds.  This guy just needed to be built.

I knew I needed to build something with those wings.  They were taunting me, telling me to use them.
I wanted to try to make an angel, but I wasn't sure I would be able to.  I tried making a few faces.  If the head didn't work, he wasn't going to work at all.

I could only stand having these guys look at me for a little while before I knew I needed to build a body.  The smaller head seemed like it could be a good scale, so away I went.

This build went through a ton of revisions.  Initially he was on one knee, but that proved to be too unstable.  His body went through several rounds of strengthening to make sure he didn't fall over into a pile.  For a while I had his wings high on his back and down.
This hides much of his body and makes him more top-heavy.  His arms can support a little weight if positioned properly, but overall he is quite fragile.  He's fine if he is left alone, but a little bump and he ends up as a pile of parts.

In the end, I really like how he turned out.  It has easily been my most complicated build.  It should be a neat showpiece to sit on my desk.

You can find full build instructions HERE.