Being as my final result will hopefully be a wearable raptor suit, I decided to start small and make a raptor puppet similar to one of these:http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HcZi0VtBgXw/UVWNNQEJufI/AAAAAAAAB0s/zKdTBK89hm4/s1600/puppet+orut.jpg
This would serve as a proof of concept for fabricating the overall shape and painting of the future larger suit. I hope to have some sort of "tentacle" mechanism to control the neck, head, and mouth.
I was planning on getting a raptor toy and cutting it into slices and enlarging it to the appropriate size to make the general shape. (similar to how the jurassic park video shows the studio making the t-rex bigger). I am going ot aim for a total length of about 48" with tail.
Questions, Comments, Concerns?