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Plumes for the old Aurora Knights

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Plumes for the old Aurora Knights
Posted by widowson on Monday, July 22, 2019 4:12 PM

I still have most of the old original models, in decent shape. But I've lost the plumes. Silver Knight had yellow, Black Knight had red and white, Blue Knight had red. I cannot find a source on the correct feathers for those models. Anyone have a clue?

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Posted by Tom Hering on Monday, July 22, 2019 5:55 PM

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Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:35 AM

Or the fly-tying section in your local Bass Pro or Cabellas

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:52 AM

Hi Bill,

There'a a whole Aurora Knight Model culture online apparently. You are in good company on this question.

As far as the original feathers, well, there are "sealed" kits available online for $ X00's.

And, the built-up ones I could find photos of; the feather looks like something Liz Taylor would wear on her feet with a nighty.

You might consider doing whatever you think looks good. I'm sure it'll be great looking.

 

Bill

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:18 PM

You should be able to find them at any of the craft store chains, too:  Michael's, AC Moore, and HobbyLobby.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Mike S. on Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:34 AM

Also check with Crazy Crow Trading Post online for a wider variety of Native American Fluff Feathers, and other small scale feathers that will be suitable.

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Posted by widowson on Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:11 AM

Mike,

Thanks, but the feathers on that link are eight inches long. I need like two inches. I'll check out your other source. 

Many thanks,

Bill

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Posted by widowson on Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:32 AM

Mike,

I checked out Crazy Crow, and their prices are CRAZY. Like almost four bucks for a single 2" feather. Do you have any other sources?

Thanks

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Posted by BarrettDuke on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:07 AM

Widowson, You misread the page at Crazy Crow. That's $3.95 per ounce of 2-3" plumes. You get 350-400 feathers per ounce. I called them to confirm that. You'd have enough feathers in all the colors you need to field an entire army of knights for less than $20. In fact, you could probably buy one ounce of white feathers and stain them the colors you want and have all you need for $4.00. Barrett

https://www.crazycrow.com/craft-feathers/tip-plumes-2-3in

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Posted by widowson on Friday, August 2, 2019 10:25 AM

Thanks, I'll check again.

I have no idea how to go about staining Ostrich feathers, tho. Sounds scary.

 

Bill

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 2, 2019 11:04 AM

Bill,

Head over to The Castro. I'm sure there are all of the colored Maribou feathers you'd ever need.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, August 2, 2019 12:02 PM

This particular question has me wondering how it would look to sculpt a plume out of putty, too.

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Posted by widowson on Friday, August 2, 2019 12:26 PM

Bill,

You'd think so, wouldn't you? But the typical boa has feathers that are not fluffy at the ends. They have flat tips. Just won't do, brother. Just won't do.

 

Bill

PS - Currently working on some killer 1/72 Napoleonic figure conversions. I will attempt, for the first (and no doubt only) time, to build a basket hilt for a saber out of brass wire. Unit of 12 plus a casualty or two. Horse blankets made of paper - AutoCAD can do better details than a paint brush. I'll send photos when ready. Where should I send those?

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