Friday, April 19, 2013
Kraken McNuggets - Lisa
Here is the body (just a couple of tweaks to finish). Nothing about this construction worked as planned. Everything I thought I could 'fix' with filler, rub n buff, glue...NOPE! IT DIDN'T WORK. See? I'm still frustrated. I have one really ugly spot. I just can't make it better. I give up.
The hinged section above is where the body will attach to the eye casing. And another photo to show the tentacles (HALF the tentacles) taped in place. Tonight's the night. I will put it all together. I will post pictures once I've toasted the end of construction. I still don't know if it will hold together. That is something I couldn't test. Finally, I'd like to share my secret shame...
I'm not proud. In fact I'm pretty mortified. I made a promise to myself to get this done for Nova Albion which is next weekend. I still have things to do on it, and on the garments that go with it.
I won't quit. But I do want my bed back.
Things I would do differently - I really tried to make this out of metal and use proper metal working techniques to put it together. I will never drink that Kool-Aid again. I have friends that do metal work. If I need to join metal, I will hire them to do it for me.
Things I learned - some things just won't glue together; and the best made model don't translate to reality as easily as hoped.
B' Bye for now.
I just read this, and it sounds like I hate my kraken. I don't. In fact, I cannot wait to wear it. It was a humbling experience and real life has got me tired and stressed. But no worries! Wearing a kraken bustle really WILL make me happy!