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Frog Of Thunder.

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by TommyTheMad, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    Either way you're doing a good job. ;) Keep it up.
  2. muppetfan89

    muppetfan89 Member

    what material did you use to make the mouth piece?
  3. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad New Member


    Here's the pic of the backs.

    For the mouth, I used some leather, which is flexible, yet will hold its shape nicely.

    I need to add a little stuffing to the heads so they fill out nicely. I planed down the nose a bit so it wasn't so pointy. I'm actually making a formal pattern so I can duplicate this in Antron when I get some.

    Thanks for looking!
  4. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I saw something like that on Muppets on Puppets.
  5. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Member

    Sorry if this is silly... but is there a reason for having to wait? lol i mean is there a money issue or because the antron fleece is a seasonal thing and no one has it stocked? lol sorry

    Also, for muppetperson... Where is the antron fleece located on that site? I've been directed to go there before, but i can't find it nor can any search results come up for me on that site, for antron fleece. I know i'ved seen some sold on other sites... but is this the cheapest site?
  6. yetiman

    yetiman Member

    CoOKiE: I contacted them two days ago, and it said that they are out of stock and won't have any more until the new year. I don't think it's a seasonal thing.

    If you look at the "Contact" page and e-mail or call the person under the 'fleece' listing, they can tell you. I haven't seen it anywhere on the website.

    That last question is a good one. Is there anywhere else to buy antron fleece?
  7. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad New Member

    Thanks Yeti, I got sidelined with making muppet parts. I decided I'm going to be making a Fozzie, and a Gonzo to go with the Kermit for my short film.

    Now I need the fur for Fozzie, and of course the pertinent materials for Gonzo.
  8. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Member


    Mentions of a place in NH which is about half the price... however you have to order 50-55 yrds. I should add that i dunno how old the site is so i cant say whether they're still in business.

    I THOUGHT i knew more locations... but i really can't find any
  9. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad New Member

    Anyone need eyes for their puppets? I pulled a half dozen out of my molds, and they look awesome.
  10. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Member

    i bought a case of 36 ping pong balls 3 months ago n prob have 32 left... so i'm good lol
  11. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad New Member

    Apparently I bought the crappiest ping pong balls, because when I went to cut them in half, they would either break, or the Xacto knife would cut through them wrong, and then of course... Gouge me.

    I made a set of molds, and instead of fighting with ping pong balls, I can just drill a hole and mount them with a pop rivet and a plastic backer.
  12. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Member

    how'd you make the molds? i'm a complete newb to the whole molding thing
  13. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad New Member

    Cut some ping pong balls in half, glued them to a piece of foam core. Made a box for it to sit in, and then poured silicone in over top. Waited for it to cure, and voila, molds.
  14. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Member

    hmmm... and is silicone something you make with things around the house or can you go to Michaels, AC MOORE, or Joann's and buy? I'm also confused on the "foam core"... if its easier, maybe you can direct me to a site, if used, where you learned this.

    Are the silicone eyes the result of glossyness that are on the actual muppets? My ping pong balls aren't too gloassy... and i had a horrible experience painting large ping pong balls with glossy white paint, for another charcter i made before.

    BTW, thank you for answering all my questions so far.
  15. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad New Member

    Expect some pics in a bit.

    The silicone I buy is not something you can get at Michaels. You can probably get it from Smooth-On. I buy some stuff called GI-1000, which is blue in color when cured. I use 80331 polyurethane resin for the eyes. After they've cured, I polish them smooth with steel wool, then give a coating of primer, then white.

    I cast some in translucent clear, so I could add LED's for another puppet I'm working on.
  16. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Member

    Once again, thank you for answering these questions :) and can't wait to see more pics
  17. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad New Member

    I got sidetracked with work. Pics coming tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get a few minutes to upload something.
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  19. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    links do not work
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    TommyTheMad New Member

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