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Custom Corner - K9 Plush

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Today's custom corner isn't actually video game related, but I figured there were enough nerds here that some of you would appreciate this, K9 plush.

Seems like I've become the go to person for plush robots lately, which is kinda awesome, but a little intimidating because then I get requests like this from hyper fans like JackShadow who want a specific character and who will know right away if I screw up.

I don't have any "in-progress" pictures of this one because once I started constructing it there was simply no time to stop and snap some. For such a seemingly simple body shape there was a bit of complexity in the actual construction. Getting everything to line up correctly was the a bit daunting, plus I was working with new material this time.

Usually I make everything out of fleece because you don't have to worry about unfinished edges unraveling, but this time I wanted something that had a flatter metal color so I opted for some grey corduroy.



My usual felt detail work remains and I did mix in a little fleece for some color variations. The tail is a big pipe cleaner so I could get the shape right. The whole thing stands just over the promised 12 inches so at least I'm getting better at estimating finished sizes.

The biggest challenge was attaching the neck since it needed to keep it's tube shape and be able to support the weight of the head. I had some fun figuring out how to stitch it correctly and while K9 will never be able to look straight I think it gives the plushie a bit more character to have him looking slightly to the side as if he spotted something interesting over there.



All in all this went much better and quicker than the Gordon Freeman Plushie I shared with you guys last time. I still picked up a few useful tips on pattern making and realized I've gotten better at assembling odd shapes.



Thanks for reading this edition of Custom Corner, if you've got an idea for a stuffed something you'd like to buy, contact me here or via my site Story Builder Toys and ask about a custom order.
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About Zodiac Eclipseone of us since 2:52 PM on 10.07.2008

Also known as Zodiac Eclipse on the forums, Joanna is your friendly neighborhood MOMerator and former co-forum admin. Having done a fair share of community badassery Joanna now enjoys actually having time to play games and interact with her family, henceforth referred to as 'Husband' and 'Kiddo', respectively.





Proper Dtoid Name: Zodiac Eclipse

Occupation: MOMerator


Thanks for the title shot ZP

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Quick facts:

*I have a degree in journalism advertising that I've never used.

*I work in a laboratory with people who do science. I mostly get in the way and keep up moral with my "unique" people skills.

*I met my husband on Star Wars Galaxies.

*I love RPG's, both Massively Multi-player and standard offline ones.

*I'm fascinated by survival horror games, but usually too chicken to play them.

*I dabble in all forms of nerdery so chances are if you're into something geeky so am I, though not to equal degrees.

*I used to make toys.





Currently Playing:
(so much) Ark Survival Evolved




Favorite Games:
Mass Effect 1 & 2 & 3, Portal, Final Fantasy VIII, The Witcher, Azure Dreams, Sims 1 & 2, Lego Star Wars, and other stuff I can't think of right now.




MMO's I've played:
SWG, Vanguard, Ryzom, EQ2, CoH/CoV, Guild Wars, LOTRO, Star Wars TOR, Conan, and millions (literally) of the freebie ones.




Community Awesomeness:

I've been interviewed by LawofThermalDynamics.

The wildly talented AlphaDeus made me a theme song. Momeration

I'm an element on the Destructoid periodic table. Thanks Corduroy Turtle


I got a card!


Thanks Qalamari


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