Friday, March 4, 2016

Day of the Tentacle Part 13

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.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Day of the Tentacle Part 12

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

Day of the Tentacle Part 11

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

Day of the Tentacle Part 10

Long tentacles are done - now just have to figure out how to hold it all together.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Day of the Tentacle Part 9

Next stage is dyed and ready to go. I have pieces for the two long tentacles, the beak and the centre ring which should hold the upper tentacles up and stop them from crushing the beak.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Day of the Tentacle Part 8

The tentaclation continues - almost there six and a bit done. Hopefully will have the arms done tomorrow and will be able to cut and dye the next stage over the weekend.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Day of the Tentacle Part 7

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).