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    Dire Straights!

    well i can't say exactly how they were made, they were curved infront and then they had a molding seam where they start to curve inwards again on the back side. Definately not vacuum formed, i'm pretty sure they were molded, but i can't say if the workshop had made them or if they were bought...
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    Dire Straights!

    As far as i've seen they're mostly made from felt and plastic. Some plastic ones are actually molded and were made on a lathe so that they become slightly curved. Flat plastic ones and felt ones are just puched out with hole punches and glued on. Some might be made of cabinet sheet, but i doubt...
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    How to Make Glove-Style Hands

    Most of the muppet hands are just pure fleece (or fur), the fingers don't need to be super thick couse the fleece will stretch and make room for two fingers in the pinky anyway. It's just trying to get a little room to spare inside each finger. Edit: You know Pops? His hands are padded, most...
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    How to Make Glove-Style Hands

    I wish I could draw you a diagram but I don't have any webspace available, however i've seen a muppet glove hand and i'll try to explain how it is put together. Start with drawing an outline of a hand shape without a thumb with three fingers. They are all pretty thick and have kind of a...
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    Large puppet mouth

    there is a type of wood which I think is called aircraft plywood (used to make hobby airplanes)which JHC uses on stiff puppet mouths. I've seen it used on elmo, it's like a really light and thin plywood. (Perhaps it is balsa?) Most of the big muppets don't have mouthplates (not a hard one...
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    The non-shiny fleece

    actually, I think what you say might be right with the avenueq puppets. They look a bit like antron lighted with the light sources reflected and diffused. but still, you often see puppets on sesame street that for example has non shiny fleece as their skin but their noses and lids are shiny. Or...
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    The non-shiny fleece

    no it's not. saying it's because of lightning is just... er can I say stupid? ;) You clearly see on those pictures and on alot of pictures in the works that this is two types of fleece and the texture is totally different. The new and old theory can't be right either. I've seen muppets that...
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    The non-shiny fleece

    eh, no cus you see them all in one picture and that's just not possible
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    The non-shiny fleece

    yeah, I also thought of that, but I still reckon it has a different texture aswell. Does anyone know if you get dye that removes shine?
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    The non-shiny fleece

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=toughpigs&msg=1902.1
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    The non-shiny fleece

    as alot of you know the antron fleece is a pretty shiny material and the fibers seems to be very glossy. This puppet http://www.scarecroe.com/files/workshop/band2.jpg is quite obviously made of antron fleece. But what about this? http://www.scarecroe.com/files/workshop/band6.jpg His eyelids and...
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    Matt Vogel

    Bert's eyebrows are controlled with a mechanism where you put your middle finger in a little ring and when you pull it back it moves the eyebrows. To make them go the other way you push it. (Might aswell be one for up and one for down, not sure) This is pretty complicated mechanisms, it's not...
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    The Henson Stitch

    The thing that makes people confused is that they think the "secret" is in the stitch itself. Therefore someone says it's a rumor and some claim it's not. The stitch they use is just a whip stitch - around and around the edge of the two fabrics. But to hide it, you would try to flatten the seam...
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    The Henson Stitch

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    Cookie Monster Q's

    I would guess his eyes are a couple of plastic balls with the bottom cut off so that it will better attach to the head. The pupils are probably punched out from a black plastic sheet, and to make them move around you could punch out a small hole on either side of his eye and then make another...
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