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Blaziken: updates by Sharpe19 Blaziken: updates by Sharpe19
Got all the fractured parts repaired today and gave Fawkes a little darker wash to match closer to the 3rd Gen shiny Blaziken's design. Also gave the face itself a matte finish and gave the beak a good sound layer of enamel, buffing it to a shine. It's rather subtle in person, but the texture is noticeable. Things not seen is making the inside of the mouth black (as well as the rest of the interior) and strengthened any areas I could as, from the stories I have heard, a lot of folks at some cons can be rather rough if no fursuit etiquette is known.

Got some very strong magnets to replace the current ones coming and some red felt to complete the tail.
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playfulKittenpaws Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
HOLY WOW look at that beauty
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shawnfennox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should do a "before" and after shot of you have a before shot
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DackVirnig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would buy this one and scare my second cousins out of their pants!
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wingwolf88 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
aww =3 Very nice!
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Redd-wulf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Those eyes are lovely!Such an intense color!
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nathow111 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so much better! I'm glad you found better magnets. Those things were sooooooooo weak, I regret buying them. I knew I was going to replace them so I didn't put much effort into securing them on inthe first place. I'm also glad you found a better matte finish. :P I bought a matte finish and was disappointed when it dried to a gloss.

And you were right! This was my second (finished) head. My first attempt was a crappy paper mache half mask I made in a hurry for Halloween that fell apart quickly. I also tried to make a resin base instead of a papier mache one for this mask, but it was too thin around the edges and too thick in the beak. And the jaw was untrue. So I had to revert to cheaper materials. XD I learned my lesson. My first head was the Anime Expo 11 Blaziken, and now that I look back at it I wonder what I was doing with it on in public. The eyes were entirely too small and it was too boxy, and the fur I used for it SUCKED.
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It hadn't turned out poorly, but proved to be one heck of a learning experience as this one shows. It s truly an eye catcher that is receiving compliments from some serious higher ups in the making world (so huge props to you, feel proud!!!!)

The magnets I found were rare earth magnets and might powerful ones at that. I had thought of doing a zipper, but putting one in on both sides would have been a pain and with the head set up I needed both sides open.
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nathow111 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

And the double-zipper problem is exactly why I went with magnets and a button snap. I didn't want the long fur to get caught in the zipper either.
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sryates Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks great Sharp the head looks like real skin or leather. One of the best beaks I've ever seen on a mask, the eye detail really shines too.
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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sryates Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
welcome
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:3
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angeldragon5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
i soo cant wait to see this suit when its finished :)
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank ya sweetie!

I have your reference drawn by the way! Got it done on the flight back, need to upload and color! ;.;
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angeldragon5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Sweet cant wait to see it :D you are so awesome
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Beast91 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Wooow, realy cool.
The fur looks so fluffy and the painting / airbrush is love!
(sry for my bad englisch, I have been ill for 2 days ~ cannot think.)
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CelestialDrake Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing.
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Golden-Anchor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   General Artist
so cool!!!
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ssimag Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is so gorgeous and probably my favorite piece of yours. You're pretty much a master.
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This piece was actually created by :iconnathow111:. To my knowledge it was her second head. It really shows what patience and research does. I bought it (finishing the full suit for it)and am only making very minor updates to it (such as strengthening spots, installing new padding, etc.). She did an incredible job upon this <3
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ssimag Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, you're still a fabulous craftsperson.
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LuxuryCat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very curious about how the vision is in this o3o
But darn it's looking so amazing!
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you'll pardon the pun, you sort of have to chicken eye it ever so slightly, but I've been able to maneuver around just fine without difficulty.
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Kurohitsuji96 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY COW~

Looks great so far!!! :D
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wordweaver1001 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
cool! Can't wait to see it finished!
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Kitaronicus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
This is brilliant. I can't wait to see the whole thing!
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