[YES] Nova 2.0 Saber Head by PunkMarten

General Information
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Reviewer Information
Reviewer

Relationship With Maker
The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience
Yes I have purchased items before

Informed Maker of Issues
There was only 1 small issue with the lip of the fursuits mouth. A small area that wasn’t fully seen and had a tiny hole. This was discovered as I was doing a live unboxing with the maker watching the live stream. As I am a maker as well we spoke about it and it was fixed within 2 minutes.

Only one other issue came about and that was the feather on her ear was supposed to be magnetic, however this was an issue the maker discussed with me before they shipped the head to me and we agreed to leave it be and I did eventually see it directly on the suit instead of it being removable

Wear Time
50+ hours
Maker & Project Information
Maker

Commission Information
Type: Single Piece > Head > Fursuit
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species
Saber tooth Tiger
Found in Felidae (?)

Made in Year

Transaction Information
575.00 Usd paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999 as a Payment Plan.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review
11 May 2020

Project Timeline
Contact Date
January 2020
Completion/Ship Date
March 2020
Item Completion Time (?)
1 - 3 Months

Item Being Reviewed
Nova 2.0 head in a toony style as a commission.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

Head

Wear Satisfaction

This is easily one of the most comfortable heads I’ve worn in ages. The lining in the head is incredibly smooth and doesn’t rub your skin. It’s tight but only enough so the head doesn’t rock and stays put where you want it.

The head is very proportional and looks great on and in pictures.

The mouth is plush and we’ll sewn so there isn’t a rough transition from mouth to lining. The teeth are incredibly made and we’ll installed and I haven’t had 1 issues with them moving. With saber fangs they are huge and anchored extremely well into the base.

I asked for a lockable pas through nose and it’s plush and super well done. All sewn and no glue marks at all.

The ventilation is absolutely incredible as the base sits so well on my face that you breath directly out the mouth so your not breathing into the head and hoping that the mouth let’s it escape.



Visual Satisfaction

There are several beautiful spots on this head that i will highlight. The shave job is impeccable. Smooth and no nicks. Lovely transitions from short to long fur.

The ears aren’t hard like there is hoards of glue in them and they are soft and pliable, However they keep their shape and sturdyness

The pickable nose is lovely and made with minky and fleece inside. There are no glue marks and fully sewn.

The expression is exactly as we discussed while chatting and the foam work being done. Revisions where made with the maker while they where doing the foam work and where extremely responsive.

At first while going through the work in progress the original eyes weren’t to my liking. The maker was super reasonable and did redo them. They have incredible vision as well.

Overall


Product Satisfaction

How was your concept art realized?
The reference sheet was followed perfectly. However the only part that wasn’t was agreed upon by myself and the maker as the hair tuff I wanted didn’t look right after it was made, and this removed.

The markings where followed and when the maker wasn’t sure what looked right, asked and we shared wip pictures and asked me to redline what I wanted.

The overall concept art was followed so closely for markings. Nothing was missed

How well does everything fit together and match up?
Overall I am highly impressed as this was the first time this maker has ever opened for a custom fursuit slot. Previous to this they had done 2 premades and their own personal suit.

The response time was quick and communication absolutely wonderful. Even months after the commission I have shot them back a few questions and they have always and still remained quick with responses.

The head is flexible, durable yet super soft and has gone through many rough tiktok sessions. A few road trips and even tossed around a few times. The seams are strong and withstand everything I’ve put them through.

Overall Project Quality
I am overjoyed with the quality of this suit.



Purchase Process

Initial Contact
The original contact and contracts where done through email and then switched communication through twitter for easier response time and photo sharing.

The maker was super easy to understand and asked pertinent questions for the commission. Measurements where clear and if I didn’t understand they cleared things up really quickly or drew pictures of where they were asking measurements of.

Maker Response Time
The maker was always quick and friendly to worth with. We did end up switching contact from email to twitter after the contract was signed as it was easier and quicker for pictures and wips to be shared.

Maker Professionalism
The maker was pleasent and shared lots of work in progress. Everything was well and dandy up untill I wasn’t happy with the eyes on the suit. Of which there where no wips of. The maker seemed agitated and wasn’t happy I asked for a different style. However this was the only time they got this way. They did ask for some time to think about things and did come back and did apologize and did do the new eyes. We did agree if anything else like that happened or revisions after something was completed there could be a cost Associated with it.

After this the maker insured to share more wips and was nothing but kind and courteous.

Project Completion Time
Overall the project was completed much quicker than anticipated and I was overjoyed to get the item in such a timely manner.
There wasn’t a eta for the project but the maker did state that they would have it done in a few months.

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YES

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This means the reviewer would recommend PunkMarten.

Final Comments
This maker is easy to talk to, shared a lot of work in progress.

I will stress again this was there first ever time taking custom commissions and the maker was absolute gem and pleasure to work with.

Despite the one hiccup about the eyes (everything was resolved with this and they where awesome about it in the end) I would 100% work this maker again in the future.

I absolutely think they where incredible for their first time and definitely worth the money.

I do believe however for the style and quality this maker could and should and certainly could raise their prices especially for just a head. They have much. Under sold themselves for this quality of work. I only paid 575$ usd for this wonderful head when they could have easily been charging around 700-900$ anything in that range I could have expected for this style and workmanship. However again I was their absolute first customer and I’m sure in time they will raise their prices.

Ps. Also if there are any mistakes. My first language is french. I did proof read as much as I could.


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