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Topic: Badger from Firefly/Serenity! (Poppet) (pic heavy)  (Read 1971 times)
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« on: September 20, 2010 05:15:40 PM »

I'm in a Firefly swap on another board, and my partner's favorite character is Badger!

So here he is!



One of my reference photos:




His hat has a papier-mach base. Everything else is hand-sewn. His jacket has a pocket for his handkerchief. I did actually fold back fabric for his lapels, but it doesn't show well in the photos above.



His hair is wool roving needle-felted into his scalp. It's better than a wig!




sans clothes...



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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010 05:19:46 PM »

Ooooh he is perfect! I absolutely love him. Your partner is a lucky, lucky person.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010 05:45:43 AM »

He looks just like his character!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010 06:15:34 AM »

loos so much like his character. Did the hair seem to stay well? Becasue the reason I've been hesitant on needle felting is that the wool typically locks together but since poppet skin isn't wool I was afraid it would pull out to easily.
I'd love to know how you felt about it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010 07:01:27 AM »

He is really great!
I love the detailing in his ears a lot...
Your partner is very lucky!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010 07:58:16 AM »

loos so much like his character. Did the hair seem to stay well? Becasue the reason I've been hesitant on needle felting is that the wool typically locks together but since poppet skin isn't wool I was afraid it would pull out to easily.
I'd love to know how you felt about it.

It stays pretty well, actually. I think it's felted more with the stuffing inside than with his skin, but if it's felted securely enough, it seems to work.

What I did was first felted an overall cap of wool, so it looked like a dred-buzzcut, lol. Then I took a wide, even patch of wool and felted it on in layers, working from the bottom to the top (and at the top of his head, from the front to the back), all ending up at the crown. I used scissors like any stylist would. You can see why I'm not a stylist. XD Longer hair could be done this way, I think, but I certainly wouldn't give it to a child.
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010 08:21:51 AM »

loos so much like his character. Did the hair seem to stay well? Becasue the reason I've been hesitant on needle felting is that the wool typically locks together but since poppet skin isn't wool I was afraid it would pull out to easily.
I'd love to know how you felt about it.

It stays pretty well, actually. I think it's felted more with the stuffing inside than with his skin, but if it's felted securely enough, it seems to work.

What I did was first felted an overall cap of wool, so it looked like a dred-buzzcut, lol. Then I took a wide, even patch of wool and felted it on in layers, working from the bottom to the top (and at the top of his head, from the front to the back), all ending up at the crown. I used scissors like any stylist would. You can see why I'm not a stylist. XD Longer hair could be done this way, I think, but I certainly wouldn't give it to a child.

Awesome thanks for the info. I'm thinking this would be perfect though for these shorter more masculine styles or even a "pixie" cut on a female doll. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010 09:40:04 AM »

oh so perfect and so cute and looks like you really got the character down. Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010 01:51:43 AM »

So beautiful! I love the details of the clothing, very true to the original. Well done.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2011 11:27:18 PM »

Kool! I especially like his 'very fine' hat
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