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Feather attachment help!

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by solo409, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. solo409

    solo409 Active Member

    Howdy all!
    This is my first actual post, but I've been observing and gathering valuble info from everyone for a while now. Very helpful!!
    I have a question regarding the attachment of feathers to puppets. My plan is to build a realistic bird puppet, similar in form to the Skeksis from "Dark Crystal" (exept a quite a bit more happy looking, and also quite a bit smaller...)
    I plan on this being a more realistic looking project, not 'muppety' looking, so I need a good way of layering, attaching, and colouring the feathers. Do any of you have any techniques that you have used to do this? If I use a latex/foam-rubber material, will the feathers be able to be 'punched' in like false hair, or will I have to glue them on to the surface? I have been told that airbrushing works well, but what dye's/paints will work for feathers?
    Thanks a bunch!
  2. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Hi Nate!

    All right, two Nates taking up residency here! Hoo-boy :rolleyes:

    Sorry I can't help much with making puppets; performing is my better end of the table.

    But I have to say: Awesome avatar!

    Welcome to the forum ;)

    - Billy :cool:
  3. solo409

    solo409 Active Member

    :D Oh! A fellow Texan!
    I used to live in Macinney (I don't even remember how to spell it) and still go down to Corpus Christi every year.
    I might me asking some performance questions down the line....
  4. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Hey Nate-

    It's "McKinney", about a two minute drive from my house!
    Nice to see yet another Texan on board :)

    As for performing questions, ask away!

    See ya

    - Billy :cool:

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