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Kermit v5 (and last) finished!

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Muppetlab, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Rymoore21

    Rymoore21 Active Member

    I have a hard time with the collar and the body size. Either he is too fat or too skinny.
     
  2. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    Yea body shape was an area i struggled with!
    There is a collar pattern online if you google it.. I just printed that on A4 without adjusting the size atall.
    If it helps, the neck is a bit of a squeeze to get your hand through but sits snug on the wrist. Its great to enable indipendant movement of the head without the whole body moving
     
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  3. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear Active Member

    That seems like the collar, what's the body color?
    Also, where can I get fabric of it? I did a quick search on Google and found nothing. :rolleyes:
     
  4. ma0298

    ma0298 Member

    This probably sounds like a dumb question, but what did you use for his eyes? (I'm new to puppet making)
     
  5. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    PMS 375 is the correct colour for the body.
    His eyes are 35mm dome eyes.
     
  6. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

  7. ma0298

    ma0298 Member

    How do you attach the eyes ?(again im new to puppet building)

    (So far I've used ping pong balls and hot glue)
     
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  8. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    Thanks, sorry i forgot to post a link to a seller..doh!
     
  9. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    The half dome eyes come with washers that attach to the posts in the back og the eye. No glue needed.
     
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  10. ma0298

    ma0298 Member

    Sorry, one more question, what do you use for the pupils, and how do you cut them/draw them on so perfectly?
     
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  11. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    They are cut from black electrical tape.
    I find a photo of kermits eyes and print them up actual size. Then i stick some tape on the back of the photo behind the pupil and just cut it out. Then peel the tape off and sticknit on my eye :)

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  12. ma0298

    ma0298 Member

    Wow! Thanks for helping me out!
     
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  13. Wafflesnacker

    Wafflesnacker Member

    I love the hands, and the great body shape! Superb job!:)
     
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  14. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    Here he is with my Gonzo :)
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  15. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

  16. The Llama

    The Llama New Member

    So did you make the head separate from the body or is it attached?
     
  17. Wafflesnacker

    Wafflesnacker Member

    It's going to be separate.
     
  18. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    Yea head and body are seperate peices.
     
  19. Wafflesnacker

    Wafflesnacker Member

    But stitch is of course hidden, ANTRON FLEECE RULES!
     
  20. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

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