I'm loving the very simple design... Again, you did a great job on those ears! I love the way they lay back, It looks very natural. How difficult do you think it is working with a Taxidermy face? I've build two heads entirely out of foam and they were both frustrating as hell, I've always wanted to get one of these.
The only problem with a taxidermy face is they don't make fantasy animals. Since this is a Mycinocroft, the face should be longer, but I tried carving my own and it just looked like hell. I prefer a taxidermy form because it was cast off a real animal so no matter how much I monkey with it, it still looks good. In my opinion it's worth the bucks. No the jaw doesn't move - in this one there is no lower jaw. The second one I'm building WILL have a lower jaw.
Ah, fantastic! You will post photos, yes? I'd also love to see some progress pictures. I apologize if I seem a bit too excited, I just adore these costumes and all the craftsmanship that goes into them. They're wearable walking pieces of art!
Well I had to be creative because this is a fantasy animal, not a real one, and the taxidermy ear forms are for real animals. My kitty was not at all impressed to have her tail turned into an ear-tuft.
The fur looks amazing (properly brushed, where the fur would naturally flow across the shape of the head, you know what I mean) - I can only imagine it took quite a long time! I think I love the ears the most! X3
It did take a while. The hardest part was clipping the fur down to the proper levels and making the ears. I couldn't use standard taxidermy ear forms because the ears are so long so I had to make them.