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Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Bear Man, Oct 7, 2015.
It looks terrific! As close to perfect as one can be
Brilliant good Kermit Replica.
That is amazing!
But the body could be tad bit bigger, but I'm being picky.
Wafflesnacker (love the name!) thanks for the feedback but I'm not sure I agree...it might be the result of trying to take a one-handed iPhone photo while my other arm is otherwise occupied with a Frog. I've noticed it's impossible for me to take a front on photo since Kermit's forward-leaning posture makes his head look giant compared to his body, and I think that this might be the reason for his body looking smaller in the pics I posted.
A better perspective shot showing Kermit's proportions (and what happens if you let all the air out of his head!)
Are you going to sell it?
Nope. He's just for my collection.
Still trying to get a decent internal head/neck and body armature in place, but this one will do for the time being!
Lookin good, love the bear..would do one myself but not found any fur good enough yet.
I just used my body pattern to create a 4 section internal body from 30mm foam a can of rug spray glue and a pair of shears.
And sorry for the misunderstanding, he sure does look different depending on the angle, (Even happens with my own replica). In this case he looks perfect! All you need is Gonzo to complete the trio!
Plus, if you need a good thing to make his head look normal, you could find to buy a wooden hand model, like this:
No chance that Gonzo will be joining the boys - at least, not one I made myself. I have the MR version, but the thought of finding the right fur (not much choice here in Sydney!) and carving a proper nose is well beyond my capabilities!
Interestingly enough I did go looking for wooden hands last weekend. The only sort I could find had a fixed thumb without the rotational capabilities in the image you've provided. I might go searching online, and if the item cost, shipping charges and poor Aussie dollar exchange rates don't end up making it prohibitively expensive, I might try buying one.
Perhaps the eyes distance, yes. And the tongue looks a little rounded, maybe? But it seems great for me. What green did you use? Do you know what's the right color?
What's a good pattern for Elmo from season 32 or season 33 because I'm thinking of either using the mostro pattern or the ovale pattern or the rotundo pattern? Any advice
I don't know Elmo well enough - ask the Project Puppet people for their advice. They won't be able to tell you what pattern precisely is used for Elmo, but they should be able to advise on what they have that would be closest.
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