Back of the beak now closed off. Have sealed the tentacles as I realised the stuffing could work its way out into the body and leave them all floppy. Now just need to make a body and figure out the best way to attach it.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Beakenation has been completed. Have recycled some flat foam sheets that came with Malifaux packaging for support. Seems to be holding up quite well - ring support is also holding firm. Wiring on the legs is not as firm as I would like, the aluminium sculpting wire is definately a trade off of strength for lightness and non corrosion. Given main material is wool felt can't afford to have any kind of wire that might cause staining further down the track. Will probably have to use wires to suppprt tentacles when it is displayed.
Friday, February 26, 2016
This thing has gotten rather unwieldy - my own fault for making it so big. The stuffed ring seems to be holding the tentacles up quite well, it has quite a few rounds of aluminium sculpting wire inside to strengthen it. Next stage is to make the beak and attach it to the centre of the ring.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Still slogging away - lost count of the times I have stabbed myself with the needle or more painfully felting needle. Have decided not to decorate skin side yet, probably best done at the end so I can make it consistent plus I will know how much time I have left (thanks Scott for that very sound advice).