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Beaker replica

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by ToodlesTeam, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. ToodlesTeam

    ToodlesTeam Active Member

    Well, it was a frustrating road to get here, but my Beaker replica is done! His lab coat turned out to be a real pain, since I had never really attempted something like that, but I'm pleased with the results, overall.

    Here's some pictures:
    http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/ToodlesTeam/P7290134.jpg
    http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/ToodlesTeam/P7290135.jpg
    And also, Beaker...in 3D!
    http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/ToodlesTeam/P7290136.jpg

    I'm super pleased with the results. Beaker is definitely my favorite replica I've made!:eek:
    stephen murrell and Mr.Penguin like this.
  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    wow ... uber fantastic!
  3. beakerfan76

    beakerfan76 Member

    Holy cow, that's amazing! You can even get him to duck his head inside the collar! How do you work his mouth, BTW?
  4. ToodlesTeam

    ToodlesTeam Active Member

    The mouth is actually pretty simple. For all basic purposes, it's just a regular puppet mouth plate, but vertical. The inside is made of foam so it can fit the shape of the tube and be somewhat flexible. The jaw is cut from the tube with a piece of fun foam (foamies-type foam) on top so it can give a little when I insert my thumb. And, of course, the whole thing is covered in felt, which acts as the hinge.

    There's a strap inside to hold my hand in place, but it's barely needed, as the head sits nicely on my hand. The strap allows me to move the head a bit more actively without it flopping on my hand too much.

    And I'm glad you like him!
    stephen murrell likes this.
  5. AveQ

    AveQ Member

    Brilliant!
  6. beakerfan76

    beakerfan76 Member

    We gotta have some video footage of Beaker in action.
  7. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    That looks awesome! Cannot wait to see your next attempt at making another Muppet!
  8. ToodlesTeam

    ToodlesTeam Active Member

    stephen murrell likes this.
  9. beakerfan76

    beakerfan76 Member

    Nice work! I'm pretty impressed.
  10. unheard

    unheard Member

    great work I want one :eek:
  11. Animal31

    Animal31 Active Member

    Each one is getting better and better, nice job!
  12. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    woah! he's amazingifully awesome!
  13. ToodlesTeam

    ToodlesTeam Active Member

    Thanks, everyone!
  14. shtick

    shtick New Member

    Great job!

    I'm curious to see how smooth the head ducking action is...
  15. ToodlesTeam

    ToodlesTeam Active Member

    The head ducking is demonstrated in the video I posted. It's relatively smooth, but it's hard to do when I'm working the puppet alone. It's not perfect, but I wanted to make sure it was possible, even if it was a feature I didn't use much.
  16. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

    FANTASTIC WORK!

    cc
  17. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    This is epic! Great work!
  18. gooby1244

    gooby1244 New Member

    this is CRAZY good! what are the eyes made out of?
  19. ilovemusic

    ilovemusic Active Member

    heheheh! Well done, that beaker in 3d is fun :)
  20. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Wow! Fantastic! Great job! :eek:


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