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My Fozzie Replica (First Attempt)

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by scandell, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Say...how'd you get fur that color? That's not too far from the color I was trying to get for the puppet who turned into Shonky because his fur refused to accept dye.

    And that's an impressive Fozzie, even if he's big. I look at him and I see Fozzie, rather than a close-but-no-cigar attempt. Great work!
     
  2. scandell

    scandell Member

    There is a local shop near me, (very low tech no email or website) that has hundreds of giant rolls of Mongolian furs. When I walk through their shop I think to myself, "fozzie, Grover, cookie, Oscar". It's great. I'd be happy to pick something up for you and ship.
     
  3. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Oh, wow! I just might take you up on that. What are their prices like?
     
  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Yes,almost round.The illusion is in the curved eyelid.
     
  5. scandell

    scandell Member

    Perfect! thanks so much!!! I am getting a prototype of the eye 3d printed! Can you give me a depth measurement in centimeters of the eye? 5x4.5xwhat. I have come this far with precision...I might as well make them perfect!!!
     
  6. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    It w as a bit tricky with them glued on, but lining it up, from base to the top of the eye in depth is 1 and 3/4 cm.I also noticed that Fozzie's pupils are not in the middle of the white area.They are placed more over to the nose to give him more focus.
     
  7. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Here is a side profile so you can see the roundness of the eye and how the pupil is off center.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. NextJim1225

    NextJim1225 Member

    Whoa. That's pretty amazing. How ever did you obtain this severed head?
     
  9. scandell

    scandell Member

    Excellent. So cool. I may have some nose dimensions questions too. I already know even my second attempt nose is too short top to bottom. Although I think yours is a Muppets Take Manhattan era Fozzie and not "the muppet movie" era fozzie that I am going for. Either way the eyes were the same. Hair length and nose were quite different though.
     
  10. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    It is part of a Photo Puppet that I bought at a Memorabilia Auction.He was in a bad shape and falling apart, but has now been restored.
     
  11. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    the tag says Muppet Movie 11(2) so I guess he is inbetween.
     
  12. JacobsBest

    JacobsBest Member

    Well done, Sir.
     
  13. scandell

    scandell Member

    Peter.
    Thanks again.
    When you gave me your measurements...did you measure only the white of the eye? Or did you include the purple eyelid? I got my eyes back from the 3D printer. They seem very bulgy.
     
  14. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I included the whole eye.I have seen your finished shell and they look perfect.Can I hold you to sending me a pair?
     
  15. WhoBuddieZ

    WhoBuddieZ New Member

    From what I can see in the photo…it looks like there's a good inch of loose fabric in the back of the mouth….and I find it interesting that the tongue touches the brown fur at the edge of the mouth. I wonder…could muppetperson trace the mouth plates and tongue on some paper and either post it, or pm somebody…? The actual tracings would really help get the dimensions correct…what do you think, scandell?
     
  16. scandell

    scandell Member

    I will be posting pics of my finished fozzie 2.0 pics soon enough. :) We should discuss what looks wrong then.
     
  17. scandell

    scandell Member

    Of course i will send you a pair. Send me your address. :)
     
  18. WhoBuddieZ

    WhoBuddieZ New Member

    I wasn't saying what was wrong with yours…I was commenting on the replica that muppetperson has…I never noticed before that Fozzie's tongue touched the fur in front… I apologize if you thought I was pointing out problems with your Fozzie.
     
  19. scandell

    scandell Member

    Oh! I know! I didn't think you we're saying that. I just meant we should analyze my second attempt that is using the dimensions Peter told me. I don't think the tongue touching his front furry lip is standard.
     
  20. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Interesting about the tongue observation.I was always using his off centre eyebrows to pick him out of photos, but I have now observed that there was two Fozzies like that, and that the other has a shorter tongue.So I can now start excluding Fozzies that I thought was mine, although I definately know it was my Fozzie on the cover of Muppet Magazine with the Fonz.
    There is no loose fabric in the back of his mouth.
    Here is a crude mouth plate:(note that the area is only the red visable area)

    [​IMG]
     
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