Is Not "My Father's Dragon!"
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Already more than a decade into a new century, and with all the new information since the 1983 discovery and the first (1984) publication of the discovery of the Baryonyx, and with the contemplation of novelizing the entire five part LONG-GRIN series, Long-Grin was overdue for a remodel. Since 1983, not only had our knowledge of dinosaurs -- especially the one at the roots of Long-Grin's family tree -- grown exponentially, but the techniques and materials used to fabricate a new dragon, had also evolved significantly. Naturally, that being so, Travis contacted William "Billy" Bryan.

In fact, it was much more expensive an undertaking than before, but the results were even more astonishing. And even with the incredible advancements in CGI optical effects, there would still be a need for a practical dragon, should the project once again become considered for a theatrical series. For now, it would be enough to have an inspiring Long-Grin back in the house, co-habiting in Travis' office, ever-present, ever a reminder that the work is not yet done.
Knowing the size of the dragon is a big help -- as is the light-weight foam used to create Long-Grin's skull -- and skull there must be, if this dragon was to be able to open its mouth.
Textures had evolved, too. Each individual scale of the new Long-Grin would have to be cut out and fitted, so that the bones and muscles moving beneath its hide would appear natural.
Billy presents Travis with the beginnings of the creature's "look." Each scale is pinned in place for Travis to approve before they are permanently attached to dragon's hide.
And the dragon's neck will be incredibly flexible, thanks to these supporting coils, which allow it to be light weight and hollow, allowing for the wiring its operators will require