[YES] Murdock Oakpaw the Border Collie Head by Nova Fur General Information Please note that this review is from an older version of the site. The page layout differs slightly from the current version because of this. Reviewer Information Reviewer Furaffinity: murdockferguson Relationship With Maker The maker IS a friend Prior Experience Aside from different parts of partials (paws, tail, etc), no. This was the final piece required to complete the ensemble of my already acquired hand-paw-mitts and tail. Informed Maker of Issues There were no issue Wear Time 1-2 (once Covid-19 goes away, I’ll be wearing it much more) Maker & Project Information Maker Nova Fur Commission Information Type: Single Piece > Head > Fursuit Style: Real/Toon Hybrid Shipped From: Canada Species Domestic Canine (Border Collie; black and white) Found in Canidae (?) Made in Year 2020 Transaction Information 1000 CAD paid in a lump sum Filed under $1000 - $2999 as a Lump Sum. Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy YES - the ETA was accurate Date of Review 24 October 2020 Project Timeline Contact Date Saturday, 7 December 2019 Completion/Ship Date Thursday, 14 May 2020 Item Completion Time (?) 4 - 6 Months Item Being Reviewed Murdock Oakpaw the Boarder Collie Head in a real/toon hybrid style as a commission. Photos of Completed Product Head Wear Satisfaction The fit is just right. Snug, but not *too* tight, and simple enough to get on, but also does slouch, slide, or slip off. The ventilation is good, as is the vision. I’ll need to invest in a balaclava, but that won’t be a problem once I’m able to get to a store to do so. Visual Satisfaction I am very pleased with the overall appearance and aesthetics I don’t think I could ask for more. Special Attachments and Features My fursona, in-story, has cybernetic eyes. The fursuit has LED-light-up eyes, powered by a small switch and battery pack discreetly and tidilly tucked into small pouch (admittedly, at first, even I had a hard time finding it. But I eventually did). To turn them on/off, just flick the switch (easiest when the head is not being worn, but equally as easy to put the head back on once toggled). The eyes glow violet when lit up, and the irises, on close observation, emulate the sectioned focus rings of my fursona’s cybernetic eyes. These make for great conversation pieces about my character, add a nice aesthetic for dark/nighttime events, or interestingly enough, a good external visibilty/noticibility safety feature (like headlights on a car; including daytime running lamps). I absolutely adore these LED light eyes. Overall Product Satisfaction How well does everything fit together and match up? Everything is copesetic. Good fit. Sturdy build. Consistent with the maker’s other work. Overall Project Quality Exemplary. In fairness, this is my first fursuit head. And in such, I don’t have experience with any in the past. Suffice it to say, I’d have to say I’m as pleased as I can be with the result. Purchase Process Initial Contact The maker is a local acquaintance, although contacted initially via Facebook. I discovered them after asking my local fur-group some advice on getting the piece commissoined. This maker was highly recommended, and in such, I soon contacted them for a quote Maker Response Time A matter of a few days, if even one. Maker Professionalism Very much so. Good communication skills. Expedient work balanced with quality of work. On time with their own ETA. Asked all the necessary relevant questions pertaining to my character, and what I was desiring for the finished product. Couldn’t ask for better professionalism. Project Completion Time 10 out of 10, as they say. The ETA was precisely as indicated. Rating FursuitReview rates by asking the question: Would you recommend this maker? YES This review has been marked with a positive rating. This means the reviewer would recommend Nova Fur. Final Comments Timeliness, professionalism, communication, pleasantness, well-spokenness, quality, all spot on. Are you the maker of this item? Would you like to leave an official response? Click here. In case the button above doesn't work, you can click here to launch the maker response form. Support FursuitReview View our current supporters! Your contributions help keep FursuitReview running. Read more. Please consider supporting us through one of the following platforms: Comment Rules Comments attempting to buy items are automatically deleted. Comments with links are put into the moderation queue and may take a few hours to appear. Do not harass, belittle, or attack ANYONE on any page due to content posted here. If you are found to be doing this, even if it is not on one of FursuitReview's pages, you will be blocked from commenting on FursuitReview. 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