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Muppet Builds

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Doctimelash, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    Hi Guys,

    Im a busy animator from the Uk, but I've been wanting to make muppets ever since my first failed attempt as a 12 yr old now I'm 34 I think its time I use some of my free time to try and build again. This thread is to show some of the puppets I've been working on, they have improved with every iteration and I look forward for you guys to see what I've done.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  2. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    This is my third Kermit and im hoping to get thicker Antron fleece to make my final one. (sorry for it being sideways) [​IMG]
     
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  3. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    Pepe is one of my favourite muppets and I had to make him. This is my first pepe he's not perfect but his mech works well and it was a learning curve. I'm Currently working on a second Pepe (my Avatar) and he's much better. my first pepe is on eBay at the moment, I'm hoping to get a 3d printer to make a better mech to make a third version. (Fozzie is a work in progress) [​IMG]
     
  4. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    this is my second Pepe, he is almost perfect I just wish I could get the right material, being in the UK I'm very limited on what I can find and afford.

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  5. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

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  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    These are absolutely fantastic!
     
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  7. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    OMG, SO GOOD!!!!!!! I haven't seen many people build a Pepe replica, that's amazing!! Keep up the great work! :)
     
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  8. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Very very nice. Thanks for sharing and look forward to more updates
     
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  9. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    Thank you for the kind comments :) . I've been a lurker on here for ages (while I've been waiting to be able to post) and I've been desperate to show of what I've been doing. As for Pepe I only came across two threads, one that didn't have images anymore and another by that rip off guy MJL which was a photoshop. So I'm surprised not a lot of people have tried him. the mech inside is very basic, when my first pepe sells I'm going to get a 3d printer and print out a design I've come up with that I think will work so much better than the one I'm using currently, I'm also hoping to find a better material and I have no idea what that would be so still researching that.

    But yeah I'm going to clothe pepe v2 this weekend, I've got a new chain that looks a lot better too so will be nice to finish him.

    Then I want to focus on Fozzie v1 get him to a good point where I can start looking for changes on the second one I will build. So there will be loads of updates soon :)
     
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  10. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    Hey Guys I'm working on gonzo, This head I made last year but left him in the cupboard as I had no idea on what to do for his eye mech. I Bought a 3d Printer and I've started to design a mech... Does anyone have any idea on how his mech works. I understand the basic mech for forward facing eyes but gonzo's eyes are turned, and what I've added before don't work. Do you think it will work with the idea Im working on?

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  11. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Amazing, I can't wait to see the final result
     
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  12. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    Cheers buddy, Its going to be interesting as long as it works :S
     
  13. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    so I've almost finished Fozzie, my pens run out doing the scarf.. OMG he's big, but its been fun to make :). I had a few failed attempts on Gonzo's mech but he's going to be worked on next.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  14. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    Thanks and amazing Fozzie puppet, keep up the good work
     
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    Doctimelash Member

  16. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Looks absolutely awesome, mate, I’d suggest using foam for the eye lids that is half or two thirds the thickness of your current ones.
     
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  17. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    Thank you, It's been a nightmare to get the correct size and open cell foam in the uk. So my plan is to finish him off this weekend, get clothes for him next week and sell him to try again with better materials.
    This is how he looks at the moment not too bad for a first try.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BxQWRyClu6b/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1tn3fwkton9n4
    ..
     
  18. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    He looks amazing, I plan on making a new Gonzo puppet soon
     
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  19. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, as an Australian I know (and have experienced) similar nightmares (if not worse!) I’ve been very lucky in finding a local foam supplier who will cut white reticulated foam to the right thickness. However I’ve got no chance of finding local suppliers of fur in a range of colours and lengths.

    One thing I’ve realised is that using the search terms “outdoor” or “quick-dry” foam will often produce a much greater number of results, and in my experience it’s the best exact sort of open-cell/reticulated foam required.
     
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  20. Doctimelash

    Doctimelash Member

    Yeah I did do a search for the foam but nothing local that I can afford. I have thought about sculpting a head and moulding it, then trying soft polyurethane foam liquid. It's something I was going to do for piggie. As I don't have anywhere to make a oven to bake foam latex and it seems to be a good alternative... Otherwise I'm stuck for now.
     

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