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Aviraider the Steam Bat by janiceghosthunter Aviraider the Steam Bat by janiceghosthunter
Here you can see Aviraider the Steam Bat, aka 'The Fright Night Light Bright', in all his scary glory! I finished this just for the Fright Night (2011) debut. I know in the new version Peter Vincent did'nt battle an evil, hairless, moist, vampire muppet bat like in the old one, but I thought a bat was still in order to pull this off right. This took a backbreaking 59 hours to complete, but it was totally worth all that effort. I guess also why he looks so feirce is because I poured all my anger and depression from all thats been going on with me the last month into this peice. Thats how I cope with hard times and my personal way of telling the world 'bring it on!!!!!' I can turn my tears into masterpeices. I really hope you can see the hard work I put into this guy. This is also my first attempt at adding electricity to my art. I was really careful to hide the wires as best I could and I think that I did a rather good job at it. In there is a 5mm black night (which more or less gives must a faint eerie glow). I even have a rather primative on off mechanism, but I'm sure I'll get better at doing that in later models. It was murder trying to put the wires and bolts in those wings, but if you look carefully each wire was placed with care and there of bolts on each of the joints in the wings. The membrane for his wings is a fine mesh fabric and was a lot of fun to do. One I was done with it (just two hours before I would go see Fright Night on its opening day), I realized it was probably one of the scariest night lights around and thus Aviraider got his nickname! LoL. Well, I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making him. This little guy is not for sale and the only person in this world who could take this out of my hands would be Christian Mintz-Plasse himself (the dude who played McLovin in SuperBad and Evil Ed in Fright Night). If he were to come in person to pick this shit up, I would gladly give this to him in my appreciation of making one of my guilty delights (the 1985 Fright Night was one of my favorite vampire movies when I was a kid but I could'nt tell anyone because they'd pick on me for it) a masterpeice in itself. I can really identify with Evil Ed in this one because at one point I was that nerdy, dorky, kid that other kids would pick on. Christian Mintz-Plasse totally deserves this as a token of my appreciation, though I doubt I will ever hear from the guy. At least I'm realistic, but if I did hear that he would want it I'm pretty sure I shit a golden egg. I will be making another bat in the same fasion with a few variations (each of my steampunk taxidermy peices is a one of a kind) and I will entertain offers at that time.

Aviraider the Steam Bat (aka The Fight Night Light Bright) (c) MEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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hockeymask Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
How come nobody else commented ?I reckon it is great .it is twisted and warped and imaginative but skilfully done.The hard work is evident you must have very nimble fingers.!
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm very glad you took the time to see all the detail I put into it. Once again, thanks!
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hockeymask Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
No worries !
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ZombiePoodle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
These pieces are sooo badass :D
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm working on more!
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ShiveringRain Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
That is cool. ^_^
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank ya!
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ShiveringRain Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
No problem ^_^
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otomen-nick Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the name! the most interesting is, it's the size of a bill!
how did ya mangae to put the light?
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The light was a bit hard because I had to hide the wires, but the perch hes on is where its going through.
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otomen-nick Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very wise!
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absoloutly crass indeed. How do you get all these skeletons??
I´m curious how the planned frog will turn out....
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I end up buying them from all over the world. Folks in Indonesia sell the bats, I get the rats and mice from my supplier in New Mexico (USA), and any other odd skeletons I get come from Gods knows where else. The frog is going to be exciting to make!
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow...must be expensive or?
And all the small gears...how many watches you´v e "slaughtered" for? XDDD
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The bats are expensive, but the rats and mice are pretty cheap. As for the watches, I'm not sure how many I've killed, but I'm sure there were plenty XD
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh I see. XDDDD
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy Bloodsucking Nightmare!!! He's programed to seek out and kill, no doubt.
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LoL, just like Evil Ed said in Fright Night, he's a killing machine... only this is a little more literal.
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is awesome!:wow:
I have to know, how did you make the skull? Or the skulls from your other sculptures?
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Actually the whole thing is a real bat's skeleton, I just painted the thing and machined him out. Hopefully someday I can get as good as making it look as real as that with making clay skeletons. I am getting close though :)
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Have you ever thought of casting them?
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No actually. I need to research that. I wonder if it would save me money over buying the actual skeletons themselves. I pay like 5 for the rats and 3 for the mice. Bats are a different story. A skeleton alone costs in upwards of 40 bucks. A cast of that would be cheaper I think.
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Eh, start up cost of casting stuff isn't cheap.
For example, a gallon of mold making silicone(which is what I recommend) would run you about $100; but that will go a long way, especially with the size of things you're making. You'll also need plasticine, some sculpting tools, Vaseline and a few other things.
But I think it's definitely worth it because you can make mold off almost anything and make as many duplicates as you want. PLUS what you cast it in, usually some sort of resin, will be stronger than the original bones and you can drill, cut, shape and add onto the casted piece a lot more than you could with the bone.
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm. It might not be cheaper to do that to the rats and mice, but for the bats it surely is. I'll have to do some reserach on how to accomplish this, but I think it would be, in the long run, benificial. Heck, maybe after all the rats and mice would benifit from it too! Its hard to find perfect skeletons and they can be terribly fragile. Thanks for the info!
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! And if you ever get around to trying it, just talk to me and I'll help in whatever way I can.:D
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
o_O ....you're good.
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sring-griffin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so talented!
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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sring-griffin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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LassiTheDawg Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you get these bones? I can't find any!
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I get em off eBay! That can be wicked hard to do too mind you, but thats my source of skeletons. By the way, once I get my feet back on the ground financially, I'm going to be giving you and your friend your subscriptions. The vet bills for Beast came on suddenly and kick my wallet in the ass.
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LassiTheDawg Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is hard to find let alone get x.x

and i totally understand. I had two rats and i know how expensive vets are... Take ur time! i'm prayin for beast too!
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I can tell you that the person I get my rats and mice from usually sells exclusively to me, but I found them on eBay. All of my bats 9well, the two I do have) I ge from out of the United States, mostly from the Phillipeans. What makes it hard on me is that I don't pay more than $40USD for my skeletons and that encludes shipping. For a quick project, eBay is a good source however, just expect to be paying 40 bucks or more. Anything less than that and you're competing with me XD

I'm glad you understand and I greatly appreciate the prayers. Your subscriptions and the first thing I'm going to pay on my next pay day :)
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LassiTheDawg Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD actually we live in an area full of animals (there's lots of forests around us) and animals are often killed around here (through getting run over). Do you know how i could get skeletons from those, if i can?

I think both me and my friend agree that we only want you to give us it once you are done needing to get beast to the vet. I think the life of an animal is 110% more important than a sub. just pay when your little beast gets healed~
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup, you can get skeletons off of those realatively speaking. However, since the critters got nailed by a car, a lot of bones might be broken. That is'nt a problem when you can remake a missing bit of bone by using meal wire, paint, and glue. All you need to do (this is where shit gets messy) is skin the critter, take off as much flesh off as you can get, and use dermestid beetles to get away the rest. After that, it important to sanitize the bones. I use a bleach mixture and leave it in that for like 20 minutes. Any longer and the bones will start to desolve. I don't need to whiten the bones because I paint them with bronze paint.

Thank you again for ou two being so understanding :)
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LassiTheDawg Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what beetles? Where would i find some of the beetles? o.0

np~
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are called dermistid beetles. You can find they online if you type in the word.
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DragonArt88 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty awesome!!
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