00 HPA Puppets and Dolls
I started on an educational puppet of SARS CoV-2 virion, also known as Covid-19, also known as coronavirus. A fun, although somewhat morbid, character. I think I will call him Covey. Would you like a hug? . .
This post not complete, in progress… Timelapse videos of making leather poulaine shoes for a stop motion puppet. 1. Foot Armature Threadlock
The boots will belong to Henry, who is under the wraps until the project is completed. . . As always, I am using the tools and materials that we sell at Morezmore and name them as I go along.
The hands will belong to Henry puppet, who is under the wraps until the project is completed. Henry is slender, with long-fingered bony-knuckled hands. . .
Continues from Joe Blow (Part 5 – Head Mold) . . So… replacement faces. Low-tech, but quite satisfying. The first face (the how-to) took about 3 months, the second – about an hour, with a few tries and improvements, then it was about 15-30 minutes each. Now I make them like sugar cookies, a few […]
Continues from Joe Blow (Part 4 – Head) . Another attempt at the face plates, starting with brand new mold, and a brand new mold making method (at least for me). I have been trying to figure out to make the reusable mold box, which will be not as wasteful as cardboard, but still affordable. […]
A documentary on wild life in Africa brought this: I am going to make a wire puppet out of him. I have a few materials that I think will work on simpler wire puppets and this is a good chance to try them out. . . So, to be clear, his name is Mwamba, he […]
Update: A new mini eye hole drilling vise is now available Step by step: 1. Put a delrin ball into the vise, tighten. 2. Start a hole with a knife . .
Continues from Joe Blow (Part 3 – Ball-Socket Armature) Armature is done and I am going to make the body parts. As usual, I will be using the stuff we sell at Morezmore (www.morezmore.com). Eyes. I am using delrin ball 7mm, with drilled holes – to make them rotate inside the head. I described how […]
.. Pipe cleaners hand armature was a success, so it is now available as a KIT. In addition to this kit, you will also need threadlocker or super glue, pliers, wire cutters and a needle with thread