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Your Animal Replica Pictures

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by antonydavanzo, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    OMG! Animal's such a rockstar. :halo:

    I posted this in the other thread, but here's a recent photo I shot today of Animal. I've made tweaks here and there trimming etc over the months and I think he's a good compromise on the variety of different Animal puppets they used over the years. I still want to trim him a bit more.
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Another recent photo

    Figures & Posers meet!
  3. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    Awesome poses for your posers frogboy! I'm 98% sure I'm getting Animal as soon as I get some extra green!
  4. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight New Member

    Guys, I'm trying to work around the non closing mouth issue. Contemplating inserting a full sized lower mouth plate. I'm not sure where but I mentioned before that I cut animals tounge in half from top to bottom. Made a big difference. I also pulled about 12 of the beard feathers out. Trimmed a few of the moustache feathers. Also fixed the eyelash problem by coming them striaght then sprayed a little aerosol hairspray on and then twisted. Did the same for the orange eyebrows, but did not twist them. Lastly, I picked up the spiked collar from Spirit Halloween as I used to manage one of their stores and there's 5 of them prety close to me. Guys, READ THIS. I cut the collar the right length to make it around his neck. (Which left enough for one wrist.) I bought plastic chain, and cut one link in half. The cut half I super glued to the collar in between two spikes and it held very well. I then sprayed it all metallic silver, as you see in the photos. It looks like real chain with 75% less weight. Unfortunately because of the rubber material of the collar, the paint only dried on the chain. Leaving the collar soft, sticky, and prone to the color coming off. I tried the other options on the bracelet using a paint pen, and a metallic silver sharpie. Neither would completely dry, and all three would smudge. So guys these methods may get silver on your replica! Luckilly I did not even try to put it on Animal. I'm back at the drawing board. Next I'm going to try cutting off the spikes as they are already colored silver, and glue them to something. Maybe even a tuna fish can.

    But also I don't know what I did but my Animal's eyes close completely. Here are some pics of the wild man after all the mods, and with a pair of sticks. Sorry for the terrible quality, I need to get a real camera!

    KK

    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/Heartoutofhell/Animaleyesclosed.jpg

    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/Heartoutofhell/eyesopen.jpg
  5. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Looking good (Mr.Carter!)!

    I can get my Animal's eyelids completely shut too, but I have to work at it due to the mods I did myself.
  6. rexcrk

    rexcrk Active Member

  7. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo New Member

    Wow, I forgot how fuzzy he was :)
  8. Boba Lynn

    Boba Lynn Member

    After looking at this thread and seeing some people replace the tongue's with reticulated foam, after doing some research I see this foam is similar to filter and scrubber pads http://www.steplaw.com/inventory.html
    I may replace my Animal's tongue as well, Can I just find some white foam sponges, cut/sculpt it, dye it and call it good? Or is there special puppet foam to use?

    What about replacing the nose with a larger one?
    Accuracy aside, can I do a nose out of a larger similar shaped object and cover it with dyed Antron Fleece? Again accuracy aside, I think it would look great to 99% of the people.
    Any other ideas?

    Lynn
  9. Boba Lynn

    Boba Lynn Member

    Here are a few pics of my Animal, Gonzo, and Kermit.
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    Kermit and Gonzo have no mods done to them.
    Animal just has the eye rims covered in fur, new pupils, and about 8hs over the past few nights messing with his hair to get it to where it is.

    I'll get some Drum sticks for Animal, a better looking flower for Gonzo's jacket, and new pupils when I can find some big enough.

    LMK what you think.

    Lynn
  10. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo New Member

  11. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    I still need to get Animal! Everytime I start to put money aside, something comes up! This time it's moving! ARGH!

    I think a pic ONLY thread would be pretty sweet. I LOVE seeing everyone else's replica pictures! :crazy:
  12. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    i still have to get animal too! and gonzo! but i have no way of getting money!
  13. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    I'm kind of waiting for some money I'm supposed to be getting. Plus I want to make sure I have an address for more than 6 months! :grouchy:
  14. GonzoLover85

    GonzoLover85 Member

  15. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    Can I just say, I absolutely LOVE how you displayed them. This is a great way if you don't have much room around. I think I might do something like this eventually. I love your Gonzo's pupil focus. I really want mine to look like that, but am SO afraid to scrape off the ones on there.:o
  16. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo New Member

    Gonzo's focus on this replica is the original focus that MR did....Im pretty sure:)
    Nice picture though. All you need is Kermit now
  17. Taylor

    Taylor Member

    hey everyone, i just got my animal today which completes my MR trio of muppets and i cant wait for rizzo and the others. i love my animal but im having a hard time posing him on his stand. the instructions say to put the clip around his waste. i tried that but it seemed rather aukward. and he seems a little too top heavy to support his own weight. i did try the clip around his neck but this didnt seem right either. i would greatly appreciate some tips on where to place the clip and to pose him especially how erect or nonerect he should be. thanks:halo:
  18. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I put the clip right under his armpits, and he stands perfectly. You might have to bend them to be tighter or looser depending on where you decide to place them.

    Good luck!
  19. lithiumbrain

    lithiumbrain Member

  20. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I love, love, LOVE the collar and chain! (Not something I say every day.) Great tongue too. (Again, not something I say every day.) It really makes yours unique and gives him extra character.


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