Mocking Jay Pin (Hunger Games)

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  1. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

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    Hi everyone. A while back I saw The Hunger Games and got poking around on the net for pictures. I ran across images of the mocking jay pin the main character wore and whipped up a couple versions. This is version 2. Both are available on my website (see my signature) along with a little more history.

    The photos don't do it justice. It looks much better in person.

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    Construction is simple. You just cut out the pieces and glue the layers one on top of the other.

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    I chose to cut off the pendant ring as I wasn't going to use it anyway.

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    The base seemed a bit thin so I glued a few extra layers of card stock to it.

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    Here I'm gluing up the bird layers

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    This is the first 5 or 6 layers I think. I used my little scoring tool to trace some of the lines in the pattern giving it a more 3D look and feel. I also use the little ball on the tool to rub the edges of the layers, smoothing them out a bit.

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    Ready for the last few detail layers.

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    Detail layers cut out and ready to glue

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    After gluing all layers I used a small knitting (crochet?) needle to rub the edges all around and smooth it out. The circular base got the same treatment. It's subtle, but it really adds to the finished appearance.

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    Almost done

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    And done

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    And finally, a comparison to the original pendant I used as the template. A good reproduction I think.

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    One day soon I'll make another and color it with a good metallic sharpie or something like that. Should make it look awesome.

    Enjoy!

    Steve
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I think these emblems are brilliant!! :)
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for this really cool looking medallion.
    As always, you have done a FANTASTIC job.
  4. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks guys. I'm very pleased with how they turned out. After finally getting around to doing this post I felt motivated to print out a couple more (the patterns print the parts for two pins per page) and I'll build them and paint them to see how they look.

    I'll post a pic when it's done. I only have 4 or 5 build projects going, so how long can it take? :mrgreen:

    Cheers,

    Steve
  5. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    You think you could design a "Zealot" pendant? That would be so cool!! :)
  6. witizaatiza

    witizaatiza New Member

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    Beautiful! Instead of the sharpie, you can consider printing it directly on silver (or golden) paper...
  7. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

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    Well, I'm not so good at designing things from scratch, but give me a design and I can make it a kit.

    That's true. Silver and gold papers are hard to come by in my neck of the woods, but I do have some. Personally though, I like the idea of a more DIY, hand made, hand painted piece. I'll probably leave it to others to experiment with different papers.


    Steve
  8. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

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    Thanks Ekuth. I'm always around, just not posting much due to lack of time.

    It's good to see you around as well.

    Steve
  9. Zathros

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    Not very good at designing things. I wonder?:confused:
  10. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

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    You know what I mean. I didn't design the pin, I took someone else's design and made a reproduction in paper. Virtually all of the work I do in paper is like that. I build others designs, I take others 3D work and convert it to a paper kit, or take an existing kit and improve it, and so on. But I always start with a base from someone else. When it comes to designing an original piece, I'm not very good.

    Steve
  11. Selezen

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    If you have a vector version of the required logo I'd be willing to give it a shot... :)