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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

PS. Thanks everyone!
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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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