Well sadly NO test build video to show you today folks on this project. Now before you all go getting together with pitch forks & flaming torches & come kicking at my front door i will explain why.
I got up this morning looking forward to as i am sure many of you were to getting the test build under way. There i was just having taken my tablets, insulin, T.E.N.S machine (pain relief electro-shock therapy doodah) fitted around my wreck of a body, table cleared ready to start the day building & videoing. When in walks my wife B (Barbara) as calm as you like & starts gathering up my PSP (my camera source), my PSP's mini cam attachment & my PSP to PC transfer cable. As i sat there dumb struck. I got as far as "What the?..." When she lovingly said "I told you last night Megan needed to borrow this lot for a school project today. Don't look at me like that if you can't remember." Then she scuttled off leaving me wondering just what i was going to do next.
So, i went ahead with the test build anyway. Whilst i couldn't do a video on it today i still managed to get some photographs using my trusty mobile. So without any more rambling excuses that no one is going to believe anyway here are some pics & notes from todays test build.
It became very clear to me by the time i added the third section that i need to make each section 'wider' & 'longer' to get the right giant clam look for this project. I carried on any way hoping you might still be able to see in some part how it will look when finished. It dawned on me too that i didn't add the claw like 'peek' to each section either. So i quickly popped a couple on after i put this half together. For the next templates i WILL simply draw these parts on.
As i say i need to make each section wider so that the whole shell comes around the sides more when put together. Then longer so i can make the flatter deeper back section too. These are minor corrections though. This was after all a 'test build' so little things like this are bound to show up. So here are the rest of the still shots for now. I will get to correcting the mistakes tomorrow & will (ahem!) get some video shot of the second test build then too.
I most sincerely appologise for this delay folks. Totaly my fault. Er!, i mean my wifes & daughters fault. I shall punish them most severely by pointing at them & pulling faces whilst silent mouthing "YOU, YES YOU" All night if i have to lol.
More soon i promise.