Question for the #fursuit builders out there — how would you articulate the pedipalps of a peacock spider? I explain the problem a little more in this post: https://glowingskull.tumblr.com/post/175664173748/regarding-jaws
Hot glue guns often come with a small pack of glue sticks. This is enough for one (1) project.
When you buy your hot glue gun, buy a couple hundred sticks. You'll save time and shopping trips in the long run.
Source: the 40 hot glue sticks I burned through today.
I have hot glue in the hairs on my knuckles. Ouch.
Six segments per pedipalp also explains the segmentation of the hairs better.
Plfaugh this explains so much.
> Pedipalps are composed of six segments or articles: the coxa, the trochanter, the femur, the short patella, the tibia, and the tarsus. In spiders, the coxae frequently have extensions called maxillae or gnathobases, which function as mouth parts with or without some contribution from the coxae of the anterior legs.
The Glowing Skull Kitchen Test Lab is pleased to report that an intermediary layer of superglue between the vinyl and the plexiglass performs admirably under heat and deformation, while retaining usable optical characteristics.
Laying the vinyl over the plexiglass before heating and deforming the plexiglass does successfully improve the conformation of the film to the curved lens, but it doesn't actually bond the vinyl to the plexiglass.
So tomorrow I'll do deformation tests after applying cyanoacrylate glue between the vinyl and plexiglass, to join the layers and make them a single optical unit.
Here's hoping that superglue doesn't spontaneously combust at 370F.
While cleaning today (silverfish 😦), I found a box labeled "undershirts and long underwear". It had been sealed since I moved out of my last apartment, in ~2017.
It contained several white undershirts, all waxy-smelling, which went to the trash, and some long underwear, which went to the wash.
And my ex's zentai. :goggling:
I make skulls and similar things, primarily using papercraft techniques. Expect gender and fashion introspection here.