2013: Already more than a decade into a new century, and with all the new information since the 1984 publication of the discovery of the Baryonyx, and contemplating novelizing the entire Long-Grin five-part series he's retitled the Long-Grin Saga, 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 motion picture series. For now, it would be enough to have an inspiring Long-Grin back in Otherworld Cottage, co-habiting in Travis' office, an ever-present 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.
     The dragon's neck must be flexible and thanks to these supporting coils, will keep it light weight, hollow, and allow for the wiring its operators will require