12th October 2009: Progress so far Ok, well I've done quite a bit more since my last journal post.
-Loose sword shape has been cut out of the mdf, but now needs a hell of a lot of planing and carving.
-Lefthand symbiote is finished. This was produced by first making a sculpture out of plasticine, then creating a mould out of papier mache, then filling the mould with latex, and finally painting it.
-one and a half of the other of the gauntlets has been shaped with plastazote, but not coloured/covered yet.
-I have the jewels I intend to wear.
-shoulder armor has been made, but the spikes haven't been added
-Cloak hasn't been bought yet, prices seem to rise around this time of year which is frustrating. Worst case scenario I buy some velvet fabric and produce it myself (though the lining wont be as good)
Things I still need to do: boot covers, skull badges, satin hat covering, but most of all, the sword