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Please help - MR Animal bad hair day!

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by cking, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. cking

    cking New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I just received my Master Replicas Animal photo puppet replica. I got a little set of drums to display with him too.
    I've read all the comments in the other review threads but even though it's been 3 days since I took him out of the box, his hair is still sticking way out at the sides and it really takes away from the likeness.

    Can anyone show me some "before and after" photos with explanations about how you made the improvements? I don't want to cut the hair but would like to know if making the feathers wet by using a water spray bottle will help make it possible to flatten them down at the sides. It looks a little ridiculous at the moment so I'd desperately like to make some adjustments.


  2. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    yes, wet the feathers and keep the hair net on to keep it in place till they dry.
  3. cking

    cking New Member

    That's encouraging. Thanks!
    What's the best way of wetting the feathers (hair) ?

    Sorry for being a bit stupid on this but I don't want to do anything which could potentially ruin the feathers.


  4. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Well-Known Member

    Be careful when wetting the feathers – you can wet them too much which will make them too thin.

    I'd put some water on my fingertips and pull down slightly on the feathers as you pull your fingers through them. I also used a very, very slight bit of hair product on my fingers as well. Someone else mentioned putting him in the bathroom while taking a shower and letting the steam help. Good luck!
  5. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Hi Chris,
    Using a water spray is definately the best way, although you need to keep doing it every so often as they tend to rise back up. Below is a photo of my Animal after a slight spray (bare in mind he's not posed in the image).

    Hope this helps

  6. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    You can...

    You can also try a hat or a towel. Just place it on top and let it sit for a few days. I didn't need to wet my animals hair at all...why does that sound wrong...LOL:o

    Nothing too heavy, just enough to way them down.
  7. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    You can also use a blow dryer. That's what I did and worked fine.
  8. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    I turned him upside-down and used a blow dryer also, which worked well for me. Just be careful not to melt any glue, which shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't hold it too close to the top of his head.

  9. TML

    TML Well-Known Member

    Hi, I took some light weight hair gel and mixed with water 50/50 and just sprayed it on lightly. Worked like a charm and I haven't had to re-apply ever. :halo:
  10. Boba Lynn

    Boba Lynn Well-Known Member

    Hey Chris, How did you make out with the Animals hair?
    I'd love to see pics.

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