I really appreciate the comments and suggestions pijai. I have been planning horns for it for since I put the exo skelaton on but the shape just still seems wierd to me . I was going to thicken and texture them and see how they look after ,but the jury is still out on them . as for the pod my Idea is this thing is almost like a food storage for the creature I am prepping the human food to go in it. its still in the works but below is the start .
lilalex . I have used every concievable cutting method at some point but I have learned the fastest part of doing a cut like this is the repair after , I have spent hours trying to make a perfect cut and 2o minuts repairing the damage . saddly there no way out really . so I dive in head first do the damage and quickly repair it ,makes me tear up but I have been staring at this piece for couple of weeks now ond we are getting tired of each other .im slammin it.
lilalex your vasaline queastion is a good one , vasaline will create striations and thin lines like seperations if mixed with tthe epoxy but applieng it after mixing does nothing , If I was going to prime this piece at the end I would use a solvent that evaporates like terpenoind to remove oil on surface and follow up with a dish soap scrub with a soft brush . I do this anyway to remove all the accumulating dust you can see building on the piece even now. it starts to clog detail if you dont wash it.
thanks again for your excellent questions and comments!