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ADVISORY:  At this point, I'm stuck with what I've got.  Suggestions for improvements I can't make without scrapping the suit completely are best left until I start work on the next project.  I want to do better next time around, but for now, it needs to work.  I'll take those Stan Winston courses before I embark on the next project.

So here we are, covered in a big, not particularly flexible pile of foam, up to six inches (155cm) thick in sections.  I don't have the back plates or back closure in place yet, I'm trying to calm down just a little before I start patterning stuff, spraying glue, and wielding the turkey carver.

My budget is...not in particularly great shape, I've exceeded the target due to excessive foam use, two failed earlier attempts that left little.  Total expenditures are estimated at ~$1,000 so far in spite of mad couponing.  Something tells me that my ambition got the better of me.

Known Next Steps:
-Take a break before I throw the suit off of the breezeway in a fit of rage.
-Pull out the acrylic, and tinker around a bit before I paint the eyes.
-Buttress the back opening and ends of the limbs
-Smooth more foam
-Pattern, carve, and attach back plates
-Smooth foam
-Start duct tape patterning
-Buy fleece fabric, mesh (for eyes), vinyl fabric (for horn, spikes, and claws), and possibly flannel or sweatshirt material to cover the back plating.
-After the suit is skinned, look into detailing it with fabric paint.

It all boils down to the question of what do I need to do to have a more-or-less workable suit within the next forty-three days?  (March 11th is my deadline.)  Perfect is the enemy of good at this point.
  • Mood: Grumpy
  • Listening to: WCPN
  • Reading: SVC Maintenance Manuals
  • Playing: ...there's no time for that
  • Eating: bagged lunches
  • Drinking: V8


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm an electrical engineer, part-time artist, slide rule collector, railfan, watcher of mecha anime, avid reader, and geek-of-all-trades.

Primary Characters: Tankaa Kumawani (anthro pliosaur), and Ori Hadar (anthro D&D-type blue dragon).

I do not take requests. People who I'm on good terms with tend to get a bit of giftart, though. I'm currently too backlogged to do trades.

I usually do not RP. I've had too many bad (or simply horrifying) experiences with it.

Current Residence: Northeast Ohio, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L-XL
Favourite genre of music: Electropop/Synthpop
Operating System: MacOS 10.10/Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Wallpaper of choice: "The Night Hawks"


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AntiqueEngineer Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
Thank you for watching me.
darthnito Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav, and koo ass costume of Baragon!
TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
Loup-de-Feu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Thank you very much for the fav ^^
DefectiveDefects Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :D
lizardman22 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the Watch
TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional

:wow: Llama jump by Droneguard :headbang: :llama: :headbang: Llama jump by Droneguard :wow:

Bye Emoticon by Weapons-Expert-Cool Thank you for the Llama :llama:

Llama jump by Droneguard :squee: :squee: :wow: :squee: :squee: Llama jump by Droneguard

If a coconut falling from an 80 foot tree is traveling at about 50 MPH when it hits the ground please give me a shorter tree
TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a bit confused, but I'll check your figures for the heck of it.

x = 80 [feet]
a = g = 32 [feet/second^2]
Therefore t = 2.24 [seconds]

v=71.68 [feet/second]
Divide by 5280 (feet per mile), Multiply by 3600 (seconds per hour)
v=48.87 [miles/hour]

That's a little shy of 50 mph, probably a hair less than calculated due to air resistance.  If I wasn't so tired, I'd have done the algebraic manipulation in order to do it in fewer steps.
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