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Your Gonzo Replica Pictures

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by MuppetCaper, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. rtgentry

    rtgentry Well-Known Member

  2. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

  3. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    You know we havent seen any pics for a while....
    Sorry but i couldnt resist..........I still, like other members from the UK here, have to wait another 2 weeks!
  4. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Pupil Cuts

    :wisdom: Oh sweeeet! MuppetCaper recommended this black flocked adhesive paper from scientificsonline.com. Along with a varied size circle stencil set I picked up at a local art supply store and pair of sharp scissors I replaced Gonzo's pupils! It makes such a world of difference! :concern:

    The wonderful thing is that this material adhesive, while very sticky, has a sort of "give" to it so that it may be peeled up and re-placed as needed without much fuss or tearing. And having such a large sheet of the material means pupils for life! I liked Gonzo so much I did Animal and darn, he's fantastic. :halo:

    I'm still adjusting the placement for the right Zen, but I am now so pleased with the pupils that it will never be a factor with my replicas again! I'm still tweaking the placement from muliple angles, poses and lighting variations.

    Here is my first attempt.

    Now they look good straight on - like they're looking at the camera (as Muppets tend to do).
  6. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    A simple change like that helps a lot. Looks way better. Please take more now that the eyes are right.
  7. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I was going to ask you something, Jamie, but I can't remember what it was. :confused:
  8. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    Not the question I was going to ask, but what size clothing would fit him? I found a sweater vest, button down shirt, and pants in a toddler set at Target.
  9. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    oh! Is it the same style sweater vest he wore in GMC?
  10. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    He looks great Jamie! Good job with the eyelid painting too, I might have to try that myself... :wisdom:
  11. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    told hubby about the flocked paper...
    his response was
    "Oh cool, so you could do X's and dollar signs and other weird things"

    so.. I think once we get Gonzo and Animal.. he's going to be playing with pupil options for displays... heh...

    and for clothing size.. I think it was mentioned somewhere that Gonzo takes 18 month clothing...
  12. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    No. It was just a solid colored one. I'd kill for an actual replica of the one he wore in Muppets Take Manhattan
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    New Photos

    This shows a direct comparison pre and post alteration from front and side.

    Still working on the focus a bit. Also painted the lid shell and painted the green lids to make them match. I may tweak the color a bit, but I'll see how I like it in a few days. :concern:

    I must note that the eye focus was more off than I had imagined. Over half a centimeter for each pupil! I can understand a little discrepancy, but that's quite a bit. However, an easy fix for anyone and it probably ended up better having each person personally place them.
  14. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    FedEX brought my Gonzo today... took some pics with just Gonzo and one with him, kermit and animal.. I'll post em soon tonight...

  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Can't wait Double M!
  16. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    Wow! That's REALLY an improvement Jamie!how did you know what size to cut the pupils?
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks. I just used my plastic stencil set and placed it over his existing pupils to find which circle best fit before scraping them off and cutting the new ones. Easy peasy. ;)

    I'm still trying to get them just right. I find myself looking to movie stills rather than poser pics for the eye focus ratio. :concern:

    I feel like Gonzo is now with me (and I hardly notice the nose now).
  18. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    Jamie....If I send you my Gonzo...will you make pupils for him? :p
  19. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    Wow, Jamie! I love the pics. That's a huge improvement! He really seems to come alive and really looks a lot more like the weirdo we've come to love... and it just goes to show how a little change in pupil placement can really make-or-break the entire look and feel of the character.

    But despite all the tweeking and improvements, I don't know if you'll ever get him to look as good as his predecessor: http://www.amazon.com/Muppets-18-Gonzo-Plush-Doll/dp/B000ESAU76 ;)

    Now it's not that I don't love the purple tux (because I really do love his little suit), but I would be interested to know if anyone has created (or is planning to create) a wardrobe change for their Gonzo replica. I would love to see one of these guys in slacks and a little sweater vest. Are there any good Muppet-sized tailors out there?
  20. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    Much much better........you were unlucky I think as MuppetCaper's Gonzo looked fine, I hope its not a hit or miss with the pupils. We need to see KermieBaby47 and A Micky Muppet's pic to get a better indication as to their pupil placement!

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