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10 Oct 2010 - 18:0442686
Mechanical Tail and thoughts on durability
I'm so excited that my first cosplay costume is nearly finished. We went out today for a walk around the block to test my mechanical leopard tail built primarily from K'nex. It looks pretty awesome (Video Here and Here).

But...we're having some issues with durability. The k'nex have a tendency to shift a little out of alignment and as soon as that happens, the rubber bands pull them the rest of the way out and one of the "vertebrae" ends up crushed. I'm considering supergluing or hot glue gun tacking some of the connection points to keep them from sliding. Does anyone have an experience gluing k'nex? Any suggestions?

We also got around to doing a full body paint test and took a picture: http://cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/3499/30138/2010-10-10%2015.11.34.jpg I'm pretty happy with it.

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