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« on: June 26, 2010 12:37:39 PM »

I made a newer version of my mechanical birdie - this is version two-point-zero! Smiley

He's got more panel detailing... tail feathers... LED eyes... detailed wings...





I made another one, which is slightly different in his details, without legs and gave him a wire nest. I took some photos of him outside in his "natural" habitat. Smiley





He's made from polymer clay, but finished to look like metal.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010 12:39:40 PM »

Those are beautiful!  Just wow.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010 01:18:28 PM »

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010 01:32:40 PM »

OMG I am in love!  Cheesy Totally wisted. Awesome!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010 01:54:10 PM »

Ahh, I love that first bird! He looks so timid.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010 02:25:05 PM »

wow!  amazing! 
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010 02:28:40 PM »

Love. it. Wisting!
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010 03:47:23 PM »

Thanks guys! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010 05:43:16 PM »

These are amazing! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010 08:59:15 PM »

hes fantastic! i love the electrical wire nest too!
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010 09:39:46 PM »

your birds are absolutely fabulous!!  love them!!  - and they really do look like metal!!!
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2010 10:02:17 PM »

Aww I love them both. I've had a thing for birds lately, and those are just too perfect.
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2010 10:40:58 PM »

Amazing. Beautiful. So skilled! Those would definitely sell for a lot.
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2010 10:49:25 PM »

OMG! Those are Adorable! I really had no idea they were poly clay! LOL  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2010 11:09:00 PM »

Adorable <3
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2010 05:11:34 AM »

Awesome job!  I thought it was really metal!  Good work
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2010 06:28:59 AM »

I love these! Wisted the second one, I especially like the nest.
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2010 06:40:27 AM »

This is so cool! The details are fantastic!
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2010 07:21:12 AM »

so beautiful, and great idea!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2010 08:49:15 AM »

Very, very nice!  So fun to make polymer clay look like all kinds of metals too.

Is the eye for the sitting bird an led made in the same way as the standing one?  Looks like there's an empty channel around that one--very effective.

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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2010 10:54:16 AM »

Yet another great invention creation!
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2010 12:24:22 PM »

I'm in awe of these...bloody brilliant!
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2010 03:25:07 PM »

Holy Guacamole!  Those are amazing!
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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2010 03:57:58 PM »

Love these! They remind me of the clock work owl in the original Clash of the Titans.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2010 03:58:12 PM »

This is amazing. I just love the idea and also the way you have put it together. Good stuff  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2010 04:18:45 PM »

How come I knew it was one of yours just from the thumbnail? Smiley Gorgeous!
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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2010 05:54:53 PM »

Thanks so much, you guys! Cheesy


Very, very nice!  So fun to make polymer clay look like all kinds of metals too.

Is the eye for the sitting bird an led made in the same way as the standing one?  Looks like there's an empty channel around that one--very effective.

Diane B.

For both the first and second birdies I used LED for the eyes, but for the first one I used polymer clay in the golden part around the eyes... the second one I used a gold grommit. I like both ways, but doing it with polymer clay can be tricky to get it symetrical on both sides for the eyes. Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2010 06:10:58 PM »

Those are fantastic! Another winner to add to your long list of sucesses!
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Oh wow this is awesome!  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2010 02:27:02 AM »

I love these!  I think they would be so adorable hanging in my trees.  Any thoughts on babies and eggs?
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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2010 08:18:16 AM »

It's gorgeous!  I love it.  I  admit, I don't give a crap about the whole steampunk craze, but I think it's just incredible.  Good job!
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« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2010 10:19:25 AM »

Amazing!   Smiley
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unbelievable that is poly clay!!! very well done, congratulations!
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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2010 03:33:02 PM »

Wow! I mean, I am at a loss for words...these are just absolutely fantastic!
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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2010 04:49:58 PM »

These are amazing!  Grin Excellent work!
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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2010 06:29:52 PM »

It's very difficult to tell it's clay.  Impressive!
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« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2010 07:51:25 PM »

Those are awesome! So fantastically detailed and lovely Smiley
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These are so wicked Monsterkookies! I LOOOOVE your polymer clay stuff, I've been a huge fan for a long time!
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« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2010 08:54:21 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2010 08:15:08 PM »

Breathtaking!
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SO cute! I love it!
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They are amazing! Love the details!  Grin
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« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2010 02:23:08 PM »

Thanks so much guys!  Cheesy

And YES, the eyes are LED's... but they do not light up. I don't have the electronics know-how for that. Tongue Plus they are solid sculptures, so that would mean I would have to bake the batteries inside... I don't know what sort of disaster that would turn out to be. :O

And eggies and babies - great idea! Cheesy
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« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2012 10:39:19 AM »

love them - well done!!
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« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2012 07:52:32 AM »

OMG,I love this. What is the legs make for? Wire?
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« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2012 06:47:12 AM »

Wow, it really looks like finished metal! So impressed!
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I love the Bird~it's so cool!!!
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Wow, what a great job you did on this birdie.  It's so detailed and I love the eyes.  It also looks great sitting down in a nest.  Great job with this...bravo!   Smiley
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