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 First build Farghul WIP

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #120 on: Mar 03, 2016, 08:17 PM »
That looks great.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #121 on: Mar 03, 2016, 11:13 PM »
This kit looks really cool! I wouldn't have thought of the Zygerrian ears, and they're impressive.

The electrostaff and the krayt dragon look pretty darn good. I'm planning a staff or spear myself.

As for your tail, have you considered putting some armor at any point down its length? A tail is part of your spine after all, so that being vulnerable could be a very unpleasant thing. Something that is lightweight, obviously, so that it doesn't drag it down too much.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #122 on: Mar 04, 2016, 02:54 AM »
have you considered putting some armor at any point down its length?

Thank you!

 As for the tail it is in the works actually (super secret side project with all the little scraps I have) I need to do some more field testing to see how much movement it may hinder and how much extra weight it adds on before deciding if it is viable. I also want to make sure it won't end up smacking into everyone/everything as I walk around since my tail has a natural movement to it.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #123 on: Mar 04, 2016, 03:30 AM »
I understand completely. I had the same problem with my dragon tail when I built Toothless last year. It was wonderful, but it just kept getting stepped on (mostly by myself) because it dragged rather than being help properly by the wires I put in it.

Secure it well: maybe add a good belt loop or two to it if you haven't already. I used alligator clips on my last cat tail. It works surprisingly well.

If nothing else, it might be good just to have a plate for the base of the tail. That would be the most important part.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #124 on: Mar 04, 2016, 04:53 AM »
Secure it well: maybe add a good belt loop or two to it if you haven't already. I used alligator clips on my last cat tail. It works surprisingly well.

I didn't realize I didn't post how I made my tail back when I first started my WIP log. It was one of those things that happened in less than a day because I had a plan and slammed it out.  :P

For anyone that is curious my tail is a metal coat hanger unbent and cut to the length I wanted. I bent the top into a loop and sewed that loop into a thick piece of leather with some thick quilting thread doubled over. The leather was then turned into a loop to slip over a belt. Then I ran the wire through plastic tubing, wrapped the tubing with cotton batting, and then sealed it all up in fabric. The fabric was then sewn to the outside part of the belt loop, and the whole length of the tail was coated with latex and then flocked so it looks and feels a little more realistic.
Here is a picture of the attachment. This side with the loop sits on the inside of the belt so it sits snug against my back.


And this part is the outside.


 It has great motion, is really light, and because it sits against my spine it moves fairly accurately (or so I think). It also doesn't drag on the floor or underfoot because of the wire and tubing. It has held up through all of the running around and wearing I have put it through so far. I have not been easy on it, nor has my kitty - he likes to chase it and tug on it whenever I kit up. If it doesn't budge when an 8 pound cat is holding onto it dead weight I think it passes as secure and I don't see a little sintra causing very much trouble at all aside from figuring out how to keep it all in place without looking fake.  :laugh:
I am hoping to have enough scrap sintra and/or extra pvc to cover the upper length of the tail and have the last plate be wrapped completely around the tip of the tail. And if everything works out I have some flashy decorating ideas for the plates too, but I'm leaving that as a surprise   ;)

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #125 on: Mar 04, 2016, 08:06 AM »
Hmm....that is a puzzle... I shall think about this one as well.

I do believe you are right. That tail ain't going anywhere. And good job with the texture. I've never had the patience for latex.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #126 on: Mar 04, 2016, 09:06 AM »
You will be amazed what complete determination can accomplish. I probably spent a total of 6 hours on the stencils. 2 for drawing, 2 for cutting, and 2 for application.

You are very welcome! #thatissomemassivededicationyouhavethere

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #127 on: Mar 04, 2016, 03:31 PM »
#thatissomemassivededicationyouhavethere

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #128 on: Mar 07, 2016, 12:24 AM »
So I drafted up my tail plates and got them all cut up. I decided to use metal for these plates so it stayed light and easily molded. Of course, when I have the chance to crack myself up I always will which is why I chose these signs for my plates  :laugh:


Here they are all cut out, sharp bits ground down, and slid on my tail.



Pardon the gap at the top of the tail, some of the plates slipped around. I don't think it will be such a large gap once everything is in place. Also pardon the mess in the background. Things are getting messy here with two kits in the works!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #129 on: Mar 07, 2016, 09:06 AM »
What mess?

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #130 on: Mar 07, 2016, 10:31 AM »
Looking good. And I echo Zulu - what mess? Try having 13 kits in your house at once. Now that's mess.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #131 on: Mar 07, 2016, 12:11 PM »
Looking good. And I echo Zulu - what mess? Try having 13 kits in your house at once. Now that's mess.
I've got the helmets lol

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #132 on: Mar 07, 2016, 12:46 PM »
I've got no Mando excuse. I've just got stuff.

The tail armor looks good. Abd I love the Beware of Dog sign. If only they had a Beware of Cat.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #133 on: Mar 07, 2016, 08:41 PM »
Looking good. And I echo Zulu - what mess? Try having 13 kits in your house at once. Now that's mess.

Or 3 kids under 5.   :laugh:

It's looking really good, though.  Well done.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #134 on: Mar 08, 2016, 01:31 PM »
Aye. Well done.  :)

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