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Igor (Part 7) – Morezmore Humanly Posable Puppet

Continues from Part 6.

Igor will be in a stop motion film – a collaboration project by several artists.
Facebook group “So you want to make a stop motion film”

Dressing Igor

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A bit more on the padding before the clothes:
Tubular gauze will finish off the padding, smooth out the foam lumps and make the padding more slick so that the fabric does not stick to the foam and clothes move with the body. Also, it is one more chance to add some bulk where it is needed (chest in this case).

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Starting on sweatshirt.

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Fabric – black teashirt

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I was planning to make an image transfer and bought the Iron-on Image Transfer Paper.
But when it arrived, it turned out to be for inkjet printer only and I have a laser jet printer. So I used a piece of printable fabric, printed the sweatshirt logo, cut the image out and just glued it with Fabritac and ironed it flat. It worked pretty well.
Sewing all sweatshirt pieces together, some seams – right on the puppet.

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The neck. Before I started working on, it looked like this and I needed to fix it somehow.

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I put some Platsil Gel 10 silicone and actually I held it in my hands while it was curing (20 minutes or so), turning this way and that way making sure it does not flow where it should not. In the process, silicone self-leveled and made smooth neck. Even more smooth than needed.
Overall, this neck step needs to be thought through better and included into the head making stage. I will think about it next time.
Novocs Matte finish got rid of the shine.

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It is flexible

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And, of course – Igor’s Male Status Watch
This is actually a fashion ring. I had to cut a piece out of the band with wire cutters and close it on Igor’s hand with pliers.

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Here is what I have now. Need jeans and cell phone.
By now you might be able to guess who is Igor.

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Next – still painting (waiting for the paints), iphone, props
Thank you.
To be continued…

One comment on “Igor (Part 7) – Morezmore Humanly Posable Puppet

  1. […] Next – painting. After that – jeans and sweatshirt. Thank you. Continues on Part 7. […]

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