Hey everyone, meet Chuck! He's just a WIP right now, but I'll be documenting whatever progress pictures I take as I piece this beast together.
The story here is a long one...so I'll wrap it in spoiler tags so it doesn't muck up this thread.
...and that's how Chuck came to be.
He's being built in two parts: the upper jaw/head and the lower jaw. I want them to be able to open and close like a mouth would...but that's WAYYY down the line.
Chuck started as just a pile of cardboard with some china marker scribbles. I drew the rough outline while loosely following ScareFactory's shape, trying to figure out where the eyes would go once he got some dimension. You can only barely make out the straight lines in black pen that would be cut along:
I knew I was going to be layering sheets of cardboard to build up the "skeleton" of Chuck. The first piece was a double-thick layer of cardboard with hot glue between the sheets for reinforcement. Then I took some thick cardboard tubing and glued them down before adding the next layer.
Second & third layer before and after joining:
At this point, he looked more like Charizard But I figured I had a decent enough of a start to begin adding some smaller detail pieces.
I needed a smaller gap between the detail pieces, so I opted for scraps of cardboard folded over on themselves and glued down instead of the tubing.
With a couple details added, I re-drew the facial features so I knew what to build up next.
I was pretty sloppy with the glue here, but that's ok. No one will ever know! ...except for you folks.
Sorta just going with my gut for most of this project. I have never done anything like it, and certainly not at this size to boot. From "nose" to "horn" (it looks like an ear), he measures 48".
This dragon is T H I C C.