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Custom Puppet - Spike Lee

puppetsmith

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Hey guys,

Just thought I'd share the latest custom job to come out of the workshop. I normally have very little time for custom work (to keep creating patterns for Project Puppet), but I couldn't pass this one up.

It's a caricature puppet of Spike Lee...young...in the old Nike commercials with Michael Jordan. (Hopefully he's recognizable as I've been staring at him for so long now, I don't know what anybody looks like :smile:) The ad campaign concept was that Michael Jordan was the best basketball player on Earth...Spike Lee was the best on Mars. :wink:

Anyway, here's a couple of pics and a video of the eye mech in action...

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Picture 2
The Video
 

Toasty

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Bravo, on all levels! Your level of detail and craftsmanship is fantastic.
 

Buck-Beaver

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Great work! The control for the mech looks especially impressive.
 

puppetsmith

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Thanks guys!

I posted some "behind the scenes" pics over on PuppetHub.

TheCreatureWork, the glasses are carved from wood (balsa), sanded, and almost endlessly sprayed with black Plasti-Dip to give a more plastic look. The puppet was meant to be mainly for display, otherwise I probably would have had to make them from a more durable material. But balsa served the purpose this time, was very lightweight, and the glasses fit Spike perfectly.
 
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