Progress July 23rd, 2012

July 23rd, 2012

Feed the dog…..please

So in the last few days more progress has been made with DOOP.  His skin is now on the armature and the process of getting his innards right is under way.  He needs shoulder surgery, which Andy will take care of later today – right now he looks like he has borrowed Michael Phelps’ shoulders, which really doesn’t work with the rest of his physique.

Also, the bottle being used for his head has been filled with expanding foam to give it more stability and strength – the process resulted in a weird out-growth which will be utilized to help shape the back of his head (see photos below)

DOOP with the beginnings of his innards in place.
DOOP a la Michael Phelps.
DOOP’s bum.
DOOP’s head filling with foam. As viewed here, his head is upside down – the metal fittings are the means to attach his head to the neck of the armature. The growth on the back of his head will be carved to help fill out that part of his skin.

As I type there is still $500 to raise for this Kickstarter to be successful and only 24 hours or so to do it in.  DOOP and I are getting a little nervous.  I am very well aware that many of you are being hit up for other Kickstarter projects,  so I hate to be a pest about this, but please, if you can think of even one person who might get the project a little closer to success, share this page with them.

For those of you not familiar with fundraising through Kickstarter you may not realize that if the project does not raise the goal of $1,972 by 3pm (pacific time), tomorrow (Tuesday July 24th) we receive none of the funds pledged.  Kickstarter is an “all-or-nothing” form of fundraising.  So, please, we are 75% there and making this goal will mean being able to complete DOOP this summer.  Nuf said.   Thanks.