Above: Debugged. Group picture with monster. See how massive it becomes because of the big head.
There´s a drawback though: The backpack- construction passes impacts from the back (one of the main hitting areas of a monster) on to the head. So the inside has to be well padded or the salad- bowl will turn against you (see below list of improvements)
The heap-o-trouble-bug is from 2002. As of today it is bad. Neverthelass the relatively simple construction still is a way to achieve quick results, although today I would choose other materials (and colours):
- The backpack´s chassis should be carved completely from soft matress- foam and then faced with plates- expanding foam is not a good choice. And leave out the danm salad bowl.
- Glue cloth under all foam- parts that are stressed to make them tearproof. To glue velcro- straps onto foam- sew an as- broad- as -possible piece of cloth under it to maximize contact faces.
- DON´T use Styropor for monster- building.
- all armour- parts on the overall should be removable to better be able to machine-wash it (this constructon is washed by hand in the bathtub- there just has to be a better way).