Murdoch The Seaman Puppet (Part 1)

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I am working on a new puppet commission: Murdoch, old salt seaman. The story takes place on a 19th century whaling ship Meduza.
Murdoch will star in the film “The Iron Leech” by Workshed Animations.
This time I am allowed (and encouraged!) to share my progress photos.
Stay tuned, if you would like to see the entire process of making a puppet from scratch – from sketch to the last button on his coat. I think It will be fun.

Reference images that I got from client:

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Covey (SARS CoV-2 virion) Stop Motion Puppet

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?

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Leather Poulaine Shoes for a Stop Motion Puppet

This post not complete, in progress…

Timelapse videos of making leather poulaine shoes for a stop motion puppet.

1. Foot Armature Threadlock

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Tall Leather Boots for Stop Motion Puppet Henry

The boots will belong to Henry, who is under the wraps until the project is completed.

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As always, I am using the tools and materials that we sell at Morezmore and name them as I go along.
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Silicone Hands for Stop Motion Puppet Henry

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.

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Joe Blow (Part 6 – Replacement Faces)

Continues from Joe Blow (Part 5 – Head Mold)

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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 minutes, depending on the complexity of the facial expression.
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Joe Blow (Part 5 – Head Mold)

Continues from Joe Blow (Part 4 – Head)

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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. So this is the step by step description how to make it.

Also, this is a 3-part mold. One part – the face only, 2 parts for the back of the head – to deal with inevitable undercuts.
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Organizing my old work in progress notes – this one is from 2007.

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Timekeepers’ Origin: Timekeepers are a goblin subspecies, they are born and receive their training in their native land, the name of which I do not recall. Timekeeping services belong to a highly specialized field and can be only provided by a well-trained professional Timekeeper. After completing their home education and maturing in their skills, young Timekeepers leave their country and assume positions of Timekeepers all over the world. They are intelligent, clever with their hands, meticulous in their work, and neat and orderly in their daily lives. Timekeepers never marry and remain bachelors throughout their long lives. Their private lives are kept private and the method of reproduction is unknown. Timekeepers are not what you would call “social”, they stay away from noisy goblin gatherings and prefer secluded dwellings. Due to this peculiarity, as well as their high work ethics and the gravity of the subject (Time) – Timekeepers are respected, admired and sometimes awed by the goblin community. They are usually well paid by the employer government.
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Mwamba Red River Hog Safari Ranger Puppet

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.

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Delrin Eye Balls for Stop Motion Puppets

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
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