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« on: June 12, 2011 06:46:45 AM »



When I received my partners questionnaire in the Poppet Mini Swap and saw that she had requested a poppet of Solid Snake from the Metal Gear video game for her BF my first response was, "Who the heck is Solid Snake?" So I went to find out who he is (me= totally unknowledgeable about anything video game related) and when I saw that (picture below) was Solid Snake, there may have been some minor major freakage on-age going on (ie. "How in the world am I going to make him?" and "What in the world have I gotten myself into?").


(image borrowed from: http://images.wikia.com/metalgear/images/1/1a/SolidSnake.png)

After a couple of days of looking at the picture of Snake some ideas started to form in my head. I originally thought that I would make his body as is and make him a jumpsuit out of grey-ush fabric, but then I remembered that I kinda still suck at making poppet clothing and if I were to make him clothing I know that it wouldn't have been as skin tight as it was called for/ you wouldn't be able to see his abs if I covered them up with clothing (and then what would the point on his having abs be- if you got 'em, flaunt 'em, I figure), therefore I decided to make his body out of the colour of his suit. From there I started to add all of the details out of felt- I kinda feel like I cheated on this- I hot glued them on. I did try to sew them but as I had stuffed him with quilting batting (it was the only thing I had on hand), his body parts, especially his legs were so rock solid that it was near impossible for me to shove a needle through them.  

Here he is in all of his glory (I added pipecleaners in his fingers to make them poseable):


And in detail the front and back of him:




And then I set out to do something about his five o'clock shadow. I will admit that I was totally a nervous wreck in doing this, I was so scared that I would add too much paint, or in dumb places and I would have to restart his head (which I didn't really want to do seeing as I had already sewed each piece of hair on individually).





All in all I am super happy with him (and glad that my partner seems to be too), it was really hard to let him go (even though, as mentioned, I had no idea who this character was Wink ).
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011 07:57:25 AM »

This is amazing.   I never played MG myself, but all my friends in college did, so I saw it plenty.  You really got it right!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011 07:59:01 AM »

This is amazing, all the details!  Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 10:04:37 AM »

I love how the Solid Snake poppet's eyes are so large and sparkly. It's like Solid Snake is hopped up on love and unicorns.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011 10:08:42 AM »

He looks amazing! Making his body the costume was probably the best way you could have done it. Love the hair Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011 10:40:21 AM »

You did an awesome job! I love how detailed he is, and he looks just like the character.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011 11:01:54 AM »

Avery, I just giggle, it's so incredible! And to think you stuck yourself with it, being the one who set partners. It was Fate, and Fate was Awesome! He totally rocks, and I understand the feeling, because I don't know who the character is either but the work and the love you put in... I totally understand! Again, great job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011 11:39:51 AM »

Avery, I just giggle, it's so incredible! And to think you stuck yourself with it, being the one who set partners.

I know! I kept thinking to myself, "Hmmmmm.... Maybe I should just partner her off with someone else". But I am glad that I didn't. He was a challenge, but a fun one at that. Wink

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011 12:51:53 PM »

Avery is awesome and we <3 our Snake poppet!
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011 02:42:52 PM »

averyg - I have no idea who he is either, and I am probably older then most of you. You did a remarkable job tho.
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2011 03:16:33 PM »

I have no Idea who he is either, but he sure is HOT!!  Cool I don't know how old you are NyteFyre but I may be older, I still remember listening to the radio before we had TV. Telling my age but that's OK.
Anyway "averg" he is totally AWESOME!! So many details Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011 09:12:16 PM »

He is awesome! So much detail, I love it! You really did a phenomenal job. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2011 09:47:54 PM »

Sharalee- isn't he so hot??  lol.

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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011 10:33:51 PM »

You did a wonderful job. I recognized that he was Solid Snake as soon as I saw him on the homepage. My brother played Metal Gear Solid all the time back when I was in high school and I would watch him play. And for those of you who think Solid Snake is hot(myself included), you should hear him when he speaks in the game.*squeal*Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2011 12:49:52 AM »

adore mgs, adore solid snake, and absolutely ADORE this poppet - he's amazing!
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2011 04:57:33 AM »

That is so awesome! My hubby loves Solid Snake! I wish he was awake so I could show him this. Oh, wait... then he'll want one for himself. Okay, bad idea.
Great job on this. I too, once tried to make poppet clothes, and they weren't the best thing I've ever done. Absolute genius making his body the same color that his suit needed to be. Great job!
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2011 03:38:45 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2011 05:41:20 PM »

he is bloody awesome
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2011 07:30:44 AM »

Thanks y'all!
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