So, after actually using the Dilo in its scene I've come to the conclusion that paper mache is not the way to go. That's alright. It's a learning process. We are now moving on to another tatic to make the dinosaurs and that's foam. I've seen a lot of videos on youtube of people making things out of foam. (My favorites are the Godzilla outfits)
So we're trying that with the Raptors and here is what we got so far.
I think it looks good so far. Obviously, more detail is going to be added. I'll be using foam to add tiny details around the eyes and all that good stuff. We're making three of them and each one will have it's own look.
This way seems to be working better so far. For the Dilo it took about three days just to do the shape of the face. Every thing you see above was done in just two or three hours. So we're saving on time.