Just wondering if anyone's gotten Roboraptor to open his mouth during the bite animation??? My raptor opens his mouth when he rotates his head to the left and thats about the only time he opens it...I'm guessing this is the norm, as most videos i've seen of the raptor are the same way.... but i'd like him to open his mouth during the actual bite, to allow him to pick up small objects off the ground and such.
Looking at Mr Scotts post on his cure for lockjaw it seems he was able to improve the bite on one of his roboraptors by simply bending a mounting clip that is attached to the lower jaw cable to increase the tension on the cable, but my raptor seems to be constructed a bit diferently, there is no mounting clip, the cable is simply wrapped around a screw and then crimped off, so it seems like my only option would be to cut the cable and then recrimp it around the screw.... thus shortening it and applying more tension, but I think doing this would make the cable a little too short.... which might cause the mouth to stay open even in the neck up position..... any ideas????
Also, I'm wondering if there is a cure for the neck rings binding up... and if anyone else has noticed this.... the neck ring at the base of my raptors neck seems to turn alot and sometimes causes the neck to *bind* which causes a scary "clicking" sound on a full neck rotation... the neck still fully rotates, and it doesnt seem to be a big problem, but "clicking" sounds just always cause an alarm to go off in my head for some reason.... it seems like this could be solved by slightly tightening the fit of the base neck ring to the base neck segment, anyone else experiencing this problem? Any attempts to fix it yet???
hehehe btw I spent a little time yesterday in photoshop creating a "battle" scene that I'm now using as my avatar.... looks alot better at full size then it does in that tiny avatar area, dont ya think???