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« on: August 17, 2009 08:47:34 PM »

Hullo Ladies, thought I'd post my new Gerald Puppet in an effort to visit this fine forum more often and also just cause everyone loves puppets.
This is my updated version of my Gerald puppet, as seen in this thread. Updated and improved a lot of things I have learned about puppet making, and he was getting worn out due to my..umm, relaxed attitude toward storing him, ie; throwing him on my bedroom floor.

I made a proper sculpted foam skull for him and gave him an improved eyeblink. The angle of his eyelids was a pain in the arse to do the mech, but after three or four attempts I ended up with a comfy reliable mech.

Wire skeleton in the hands for posability, and removable arm rods.
The hand grips inside the head are covered with leather for comfort and also cause the hand tends to sweat a bit inside a foam head covered with fake fur, so those offcuts of leather I nicked from a bin where I used to work, came in very handy..so to speak.
Few more pics of the process Here.


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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009 09:04:46 PM »

I LOVE him!!!!!  -Always wanted to try my hand at puppet making - he is awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009 09:06:01 PM »

Oh wow!  He looks awesome!!!  Cheesy  Very muppet-esque!

I really want to get into making puppets, can you recommend me any good books or websites???

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009 09:48:54 PM »

Cheers guys.
As for recommendations, iunno, I suck at recommending things. There's muppetcentral forum's puppetry section. That has a lot of useful info but it's pretty extensive stuff to sift through. There's also the puppetsandstuff forum too. For a beginner, the project puppet kits are pretty handy. Haven't bought any yet, but by all accounts they're pretty good. Patterns and handy tips and stuff. For a beginner not sure where to start they'd be perfect.
As for books, there are a couple that I can't remember at the moment.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009 12:16:33 AM »

Wow! He's amazing!

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009 12:35:03 AM »

He's so awesome! I love the first shirt, his fingers, and his rockin red 'do  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009 01:25:18 AM »

Oh, he is all kinds of awesome. He's a perfect mix of freaky and adorable that makes the best monster, he has a lot of personality too, looks like a troublemaker Grin

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009 01:27:43 AM »

He is one awesome puppet!  There's so much character there in all that fur, foam and... other stuff...  Kudos to your mad skills!

« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009 05:58:31 AM »

He is amazing, great job!

« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009 11:23:49 AM »

Wow! Very cool.
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