[NO] Flexi Border Collie Partial by Nuke Creations

General InformationGives some information about the item and the person writing the review.


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: mistyjeffyjeff

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes. After few times of me returning my suit for warrant repairs they decided to cancel my warranty.

Wear Time

Probably over 200 hours now
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

border collie
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1200 PLN
Filed under $400 and under.

Met Deadline

NO – the deadline was not met


Date of Review

February 2, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
January 2014
Completion/Ship Date
November 2014
Item Completion Time (?)

Photos of Completed Product

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/19651603/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/20121704/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/18845080/

HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

Head is pretty uncomfortable. It’s made out of some kind of thermoplastic material. It’s too loose and too heavy on the front. This material is really delicate and they made really thin base so its way too easy to break it. I already received it with broken jaw which they tried to cover by gluing some kind of gummy material over it. At the beginning a piece of the material was sticking out and heavily bruising and sawing my skin on the next leaving red painful marks. It has a moving jaw which never fully closes on its own, I have to wear it over my chin so it closes. Ventilation is fine with and without the fan (though the installed the fan backwards making me breathe the same air over and over again which caused problems. I reinstalled it correctly though). Vision is alright. I have little blind spot between the eyes but it’s easy to get used to. Floppy ears often caused problems covering more or less half of the vision. They failed to fix this so I started wearing ski goggles to keep them up when I need. I also have pretty good vision though the mouth whenever I need that (for example for walking down the stairs). I had to add additional stitches to keep the fur together because they were poorly sewed.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

Front of the head looks great. Symmetry is good except for the jaw which is always curved, it’s especially visible when the mouth is open (they supposedly tried to fix it many times but failed). Shaving and details are good as well. The fur is pretty soft and fluffy (I had to replace some of it because it got worn out but that’s normal). The maker used two different shades and types of white fur on the neck which was pretty visible, especially in natural light of the day but I replaced them already. The head looks pretty unnatural from the side view. It’s pretty visible its just a mask and since its sitting loosely on my head the fur looks stretched.

Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

Handpaws are pretty comfortable. I had to add an elastic band to make them more comfortable and to stop them from falling off during more rapid motions. Pawpads are made out of fabrics so they are not too sturdy. They were just glued together using hot glue so I had to add additional stitches to keep them together. Fur sleeves are also quite comfortable and soft. They are held together by elastic band (also for some reason attached to the fur by hot glue so I had to add stitches to keep it together) which is always hidden under my shirt. Fur was poorly sewed so I had to add additional stitches to most of it.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

Fur looks good. Its symmetrical, colour is nice. The fur is soft and fluffy.

TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

Tail is one of the best parts of this suit. It’s a bit heavy but comfortable. Its fluffy and soft. Good for using it as a pillow as well. At first the straps were keep falling off and tearing off because they were attached to the tail with hot glue. I replaced them on my own using double stitches so now its secure to pull on it.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

The fur is soft and fluffy. The white tip is completely different shade of white and different type of the fur than the rest of the suit.

OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.


Product Satisfaction How satisfied the reviewer is with the overall look and feel of the costume in its entirety.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

After I replaced/fixed most of the defects I can say I am satisfied with the appearance of it.

Overall Project Quality

The appearance looked great (with few defects) but the quality of construction etc was terrible. I had to keep repairing it because of poor quality.

Purchase Process Details the interactions between the customer/reviewer and the maker of the item with regard to the buying process.

Initial Contact

They were available on both facebook and furaffinity so it was easy to contact them.

Maker Response Time

At first only one day. When it was getting closer to the deadline or when I was contacting them for warranty repair it took between few days to a week to response. (contacted facebook fanpage, private accounts, text messages, furaffinity notes)

Maker Professionalism

Customer service was bad. It was difficult to contact them. When I gave them a list of what’s wrong and/or needs repairs in suit they done only a couple of this list.

Project Completion Time

The deadline was missed but they finished it when I was visiting them to pick my fursuit up so I kinda forced them to finish in time.

Rating

FursuitReview scores by having the reviewer answer the following question:
"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

NO!
This review has been marked with a negative rating.
This means the reviewer would NOT recommend Nuke Creations unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

Pros:
-Appearance
-Vision
-Ventilation

Cons:
-Poor construction
-Poor contact with the maker
-Hidden damages
-Maker’s inability to fix warranty damages
-Fixing defects is basically fursuiter’s problem
-Hot glue everywhere

From what I’ve seen while visiting them they were making all fursuits last minute, right before deadlines thus why poor quality construction.


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