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01 August 2017 @ 08:58 pm
Fear plush and Bullet  
Today was a pretty good day though I can't seem to make any decent progress on my plush. I cut the new black fabric today and I love how it feels. I think this will be perfect for his skin. But I'm working with such a small figure I'm unsure of my ability to put it together right. The other thing that slowed me down or brought this to a stop was lack of major tools. I didn't have black thread, blue thread or needles. I HAD it but with all the moving and stuff they must have gotten packed into a box and I don't know where they are. It's so annoying because I can see them in my mind. I need a special type of blue too that used to be called funny enough Parakeet Blue. This specific spool I remember seeing since I was very young when my mother used to drag me to these boring stores. I was drawn to this blue right away.
https://img0.etsystatic.com/114/0/10707231/il_340x270.946363146_82vg.jpg
And when I learned to read I was thrilled it was called "parakeet blue". All the more reason to like it. So this will be for his shirt. And this brings up a question I have been pondering for a while now. What exactly is the shirt that Scary Fear wears? Because it has no collar is it still a button shirt under a blue vest? Or is it a one piece shirt with two colors. But I draw the sleeves with cuffs. So I am not really sure if it's two shirts he wears or one? It does have an elastic at the bottom. What do you guys think? The closest thing I can think of if it's a one pieces is something like this.
http://scene7.zumiez.com/is/image/zumiez/pdp_hero/Zine-2nd-Inning-Heather-Grey-%26-Marled-Red-Baseball-Shirt-_225749-front.jpg
Because that's how his collar is now. With his having black sleeves and turquoise body. I really am not sure if it's two shirts or one. What do you guys think?

Ok so speaking of art I'm thinking of sculpting again. I still have the clay and the tools and I think this was something I was going to experiment with when everything went to Hell last year. I am going to write these notes I found for myself so I can remember this about sandpaper. I have learned to get that smooth perfect look you use sand paper but you need to use very fine and I don't know what all the numbers are. I'll look into this later.

The 3 stages of sanding for me are as followed: 1. Use real rough sandpaper (100-200 grit) to sand the whole piece. Keep sanding until all low areas (dark spots) disappear 2. Sand the entire thing again this time using (400 grit) sandpaper to take the heavy scratches out from the previous step. 3. Sand once again using ultra fine (1000-2500 grit) sandpaper to remove scratches and to give a automotive-like ultra smooth finish! * The piece can then be polishes using compounds and a buffer for a natural shine, glass-like surface.

I don't need a glass like surface but this is for making skin if I try to make a Fear figure.

So the vet visit went well today. Other than the super long wait. Once there everyone loved Bullet and talked about how beautiful she is. But everyone noticed she's fat. Vet wants her on a special diet. No more seeds. She doesn't eat the pellets and veggies like she used to. I hope that she will eat other stuff. I tried taking the seeds away from her and she refused to eat and was starving and got all weak. I caved and gave her the seeds back. The vet said she has too much estrogen and seeds can do that. She also found sores on her feet I didn't know she had. So I need to change out her perches. Mostly it's on her bad foot that was splayed when she was a baby. It's getting bent again. She's also on antibiotic as her main drinking water. I was told to get her back on pellets, oats, pasta and sweet potato and she should be good. I'll try. Basically she said anything but seeds. After an exam her and I always have a fun conversation. I bought her a Mad Cow Giant microbe because I remember her telling me she liked prions. She flipped out over it and was so excited. I then asked her is she played games. She said sometimes. So I highly recommended Plague Inc Evolved to her and she loved the concept of being the disease. I hope she does get. Would be great if she played that and does the opposite of what she does in her doctor job. Hehe. Oh she told me despite the issues Bullet should be good to travel but not let her interact with other budgies. Even if she recovers from these issues we talked about her aggression and how she indirectly killed Sandwich so I just don't trust her with other birds.
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actipton80actipton80 on August 2nd, 2017 10:25 am (UTC)
So Bullet is a chub now. I hope you can get her onto pellets.
Desthagirion on August 2nd, 2017 11:30 am (UTC)
Yes Bullet is too chubby now. I'll see about getting her on a healthy diet.
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Desthagirion on August 2nd, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)
I found some of that parakeet blue today and bought it. So now I'm ready to make his shirt. I'm starting to think that too. It's one shirt with the sleeves a different color. It's more casual that way and more comfortable for him.
Yeah I'd love to make some nice looking figures sometime with sculpting.
Yeah she was eating the seeds and nothing else. It would be great if she got the game and played it. I'd love to hear what her fave levels are.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on August 3rd, 2017 11:04 am (UTC)
Making a plush Fear will be challenging and maybe slow but you did such a good job on the last one that I think you'll be successful in the end. Yes, you do need the right materials and tools. I'm glad you now have the thread.

I'm (pleasantly) surprised at your urge to do some sculpting and am intrigued as to your results.

I'm glad that Bullet is well enough to travel although good your vet picked those two things up. It seems Bullet is rather stubborn, so getting her off seeds might be quite hard to do. At least you know about her feet now and know to change perches. Yes, I remember the problem with her foot when she was a baby. It will be good that you can take her travelling.

Glad your vet loves the Mad Cow Giant microbe and yes, it would be good if she got that game. I guess it depends on how much time she has. I have heard that vets are rather busy (at least in my country).
Desthagirion on August 3rd, 2017 12:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Well the last one was easy because all I did was modify the eyes, eyebrows, nose and hands on an existing plush. this one will be made almost entirely from scratch and that will be hard I can tell. I hope I can start on it today.

I made a very decent Fear sculpture a year ago or so but it was the old version and I'd like an upgraded one. Also that clay was cheap and hard to work with. I wonder how much better I'd do with professional grade stuff?

Yes I'm confident Bullet will recover. I bought her a new perch already.

She was very happy with that plush. It would be great if she found time to get the game. I know she would like it.
kabuldurkabuldur on August 4th, 2017 10:41 am (UTC)
Ah, this time working on Fear will be harder. But you will prevail!

Oh yes, I think I vaguely remember you making a sculpture of Fear, but my memory is hazy.

That's great that you are so good at looking after birds and soon she will be well again. That's great that you have bought her a new perch already.

I sent you your postcard today, finally! Now there's much better ones in the shop. Doh!