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The Foam Book

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by fishbone, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. GBR

    GBR New Member

    I ordered the Foam Book through Amazon and it just arrived yesterday! I'm very excited to start building!
  2. Greenlantern999

    Greenlantern999 New Member

    I just got a copy of the foam book off amazon, to be honest it was disappointed when I opened it, it just wasn't what I was expecting, but that said after reading it through it is very inspirational. And it teaches you lots of cool tricks! I ended up using my bank points to purchase the book so I basically lost nothing on buying it but I would have been happy to pay full price for it given all the crazy and great ideas I have already from it!
  3. Katana

    Katana New Member

    So I just finished reading the book. My feeling is that a beginner with no craft experience might have trouble with it. Alot is left to the creator's ability to interpret with no clear directions or patterns to follow. The writer's do say that their ability to clearly draw an example was lacking, but I thought the illustrations were clear enough for me, but i have a history of product model making, machinist work and as an illustrator....so it wasn't a great stretch.
  4. Speroangelus

    Speroangelus New Member

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  5. mrfnydude

    mrfnydude New Member

  6. mrfnydude

    mrfnydude New Member

    Thank you for That DVD. I am a beginner and looking forward to trying the techniques. The Book is great but the DVDS are perfect for someone like me.
  7. cjspiteri

    cjspiteri New Member

    I was contemplating buying the kindle version of the book as shipping to where I live is ridiculous (sp??) - I tried shipping 8 packs of mandolin strings here and they wanted about 200$ US for 30$ worth of strings.

    Question being - anyone use kindle format?
  8. Vegasvent

    Vegasvent New Member

    Actually, I tried
    Amazons trial page and was wondering the same. Is it worth the $14.95?
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  9. FoxWorthy

    FoxWorthy Active Member

    My Mother shipped me 'the foam book, DVD edition' for my birthday. I've watched it one time through and I'd say it's an excellent resource for someone looking to start building some puppets. A lot of it is information you can gather by putting time in on the internet and reading a lot but this DVD shows a professional do it right before your very eyes. THough I read a lot before building my first few puppets, I am a visual learner and I learned new tricks from this DVD. I will watch it several more times.
  10. Ian Mac

    Ian Mac New Member

    Human Noses
    Can anyone tell me if the Foam Book covers building human noses and patterns? Or can anyone point me in the right direction or has this knowledge to share.
    Cheers :)
  11. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Have you seen this video?

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  12. Ian Mac

    Ian Mac New Member

    Seen this one I've been playing around with foam to try and create one similar to the real looking one In the vid image

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