Just a shadow. No missing pieces. I saw a video showing how to shape them, so I'll try that.separate and pull the bottom four colours 1/8'' forward and then arch like a proper 'wing' before tying, mate. try and get a continuous wave to the point of the wing.
and stick the olive back on the other one.
I just can't seem to get them to cinch correctly. Usually, the top of the facing wing will start to roll over the top of the rear wing. From the look of things, I may not be pinching it close enough to the thread.Those look good, very nice. What happening with the wing when you are setting it down?
Would like to see it complete.
It's the very same affliction I suffered.I just can't seem to get them to cinch correctly. Usually, the top of the facing wing will start to roll over the top of the rear wing. From the look of things, I may not be pinching it close enough to the thread.
As for this one, no finished pictures will be coming. It started to fall apart after a few attempts at setting, so I wasn't able to complete it.
I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the tips!It's the very same affliction I suffered.
The soft loop method would have you pinch the wing, run thread up inside thumb, loose over the wing slips , down inside index and/or back up again drawing the thread up/down while keeping tension on the slips to prevent rolling. I find that pinching the wing between thumb and middlefinger, thread running inside thumb and at this point - instead of loose over the slips... loose over index , down inside middle and with a weighted bobbin the thread will draw the wing directly down compressing over the tie-in by slipping my index out of the loose wrap of thread. Im also holding the butt-ends vertical over the tie-in with my free hand. The bobbin is hanging freely compressing the wing down in place. I don't need nearly the death-grip to prevent the roll-over or damaging the slips which can cause it to split. Modern day cheat or adaptation? Whatever - it's a means to an end. I do the same for tails, veilings, toppings, anywhere materials are drawn directly down.
But building a good looking wing is half the fun!death grip. u need to hold that wing like no tmr. the thread needs to be pulled straight up or down but straight. wet the tieing point a bit it will help colaspe the wing. to start id say try and use materials with same texture or just one material wing until you get the wing set down
I haven't had too much trouble getting the goose and turkey to marry. My alignment is off, but they seem to hold well. As for the beer, I suppose you're forgiven. I do hail from Asheville, NC. This is Beer City, USA after all!and what everybody forgot to mention was that goose and turkey can be a bastard to marry.
I basically stick to turkey now full stop... it can be expensive but should last you a while... try mclean.
ps. I could've swore last night those were olive strips.
but on the same token I could've sworn I only had three beers.