Thanks for all the comments guys. Sorry about the lack of responce. Been a little sick(5 prescriptions. you do the math).
Someone asked about the pot? It's a plastic 'terra cotta' pot from Home Depot. Cost about $3 and cuts pretty easily.
I'm pretty happy with the eyes. They are those stuffed...
Well, here is puppet #2(technicaly #3). Dubbed Spiny Norman.
Construction in almost all sewn fleece. Interesting learning that one given that I didn't know how to sew. Spines and thorns are 'craft foam' as is the piece inside the mouth to give it some shape. Urethane foam give the head shape...
The one in the vid is interesting. The other one seems like it'd be super heavy. That's a lot of steel in there.
I'm going to try a quicky hand based off of the info i have. I'll shoot some picture as I go. The basic system is polypropelyne(sp?) tube. This forms both the 'bones' and the joints...
Heat it with a torch to make it soft. A lot of wire is 'hard drawn' and will break if you bend it too much. Heating it just short of melting brings it to a softer state that is less likely to break. I always did this on wire I used inside my sculptures.
I only used spray adhesive on the fabric. And I only used it there because the contact cement wet the cloth too bad. I followed proper 'spray both sides and let it tack off' procedure. The only place I'm having trouble is the fins.
My fish has developed a problem. The edges of the fins are splitting. I'm going to have to sew them up. I had used spray adhesive to put them together. Should I have just sewed them in the first place? is the a solution I missed?
Thanks for the comments.
The fish is about 19 inches overall. Structure is 1/2 inch urethane foam. Skin is t-shirt material. Literaly, I cut up a shirt to get the color I wanted. Underside is white fabric. The scales are just strips of cloth with one edge cut into scale shape and attached in an...
Thanks. This is my first puppet. Well, the first puppet I'm willing to show anyone.
My ultimate goal is to make puppets professionaly. To that end I'm making a serires of muppets to learn the craft. Other than that I don't have any real plans for them.
Do you want it actualy hard or just look hard? How about thin plastic like 'for sale' sign material. You aren't going to get compound curves out of it but it'd be light and fairly stiff.
I'm doing a bird myself. I'm trying painting foam. It'll be fairly rough but I think it'll work out for the...
Unfortunately this is one of those shows that has a limited fan base. I for one just don't get the humor. That doesn't make it a bad show or a good show for that matter. I don't 'get' SpinalTap either.