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red panda partial

Name of Artist: apes
Website:  | She can also be found on Furaffinity:http://www.furaffinity.net/user/apes-partials
Character/species commissioned (link to photo/concept art): Items commissioned were a head hand paws shoulder length sleeves that never got made and feet paws for my partial http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7438254/
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
A picture when they were first completed: cant get as all pics are with builder and i am blocked from them 
Is the item old or new (if old, how long have you had it/when was it made?) These were made brand new!
--Grade each below aspect on a scale of 1 (worst) to 5 (best)--
Visual Aspect (does it match the concept art? Is it consistent with other
items the maker has produced? Is it visually pleasing overall?): 5/5
These matched perfectly to what I imagined as a new partial. relay went above what i could have hoped for visually any way.
Service Aspect (Deadlines. Communication. Little extras.):  3/5
There was no set deadline for it to be done. very quick to reply quite helpful when i first commissioned  her but whent down hill as i told her of the not glued tail coming apart.

She kept in communication with me very well. Keeping me well-informed on the progress of the partial 
Workmanship Aspect (Is the sewing neat? Are things
that should be sewn glued or vise versa? Does it fit? Has anything
fallen off yet that shouldn’t have): 2/5
There  was no sewing  just hot gluing and lots of it . You can hardly tell where was any care taken . The hand paws where relay the only saving grace of the suit as they where the only part that did not repairing after the first use. saying that the tail was one solid piece of foam with fur pulled over and hot glued together hence splitting down the middle before i even got to use it. the head had a very badly shaven muzzle bald in places and lacking in length of fur round the neck
( very short ) plus eyes coming apart and falling out and needing repairing  twice .


My only complaint is how a £300 quote turned in to a £500 and rising black hole 
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:

The maker was very friendly and flexible throughout the start of the  process. very quick responses via email always willing to take any thing in good or bad.

Communication was excellent. They kept in contact with me throughout start of the progress.
Final Grade (out of 5): 2/5
I was  for ever repairing or paying some one to fix/replace parts from the partial  after builder was told of faults just went down hill and i was to told to stop contacting her. 

All in all a lot of the fault/blame  is on me and solely me for jumping in after my first furmeet i commissioning her i was offered to send them back via postage for repairs  but  i had little hope i would get them back in any speedy manor as i had to go pick them up after paying postage twice.

Comments

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clockmagic
May. 14th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
£500, bad quality work, and all glued seams!? That is just awful. :/
If you haven't already you should fill out and submit to the FursuitReviews on FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fursuitmakerreviews/ as well since a lot of people reads that too.
wolf_goat
May. 14th, 2012 06:06 am (UTC)
How on earth did it get from £300 to £500? :/
geopanda
May. 14th, 2012 09:48 am (UTC)
tail needed repairing postage that never happened going to London to pick it up after said postage not happening £60 shoulder length sleeves where botched up and and replacements and so on but like i say most of the blame is on me for jumping in with out checking
fatkraken
May. 14th, 2012 11:35 am (UTC)
Don't blame yourself, it's the maker who was taking the piss.
fatkraken
May. 14th, 2012 09:15 am (UTC)
I'd like to know more, you say communication was excellent yet you're blocked from good pictures, the price went up 66% and she told you to stop contacting her? That sounds like very poor communication. Also there's no need to give a 5/5 or visuals if there are visible problems: overshaved muzzle with visible backing would immediately take the visuals down several points for me. More pictures of how this looks close up would be appreciated
geopanda
May. 14th, 2012 09:44 am (UTC)
at first the communication was excellent then when down bank after i told of things going wrong and as far as visuals go i will put picks of the muzzle after my camcorder is charged i could show you at cf if your going

Edited at 2012-05-14 10:14 am (UTC)
geopanda
May. 14th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
front muzzle http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7977887/
side muzzle http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7977880/

its hard to see but when you your finger across all you feel is glue on the side muzzle
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