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Title: Snow leopard hand puppet
Post by: Tioh on August 14, 2018, 01:01:16 pm
Here's a new hand puppet build for the Eurofurence Pawpet-Show - an anthropomorphic snow leopardess.
One of my friends drew an initial sketch of her - I used it and several photos of real snow leopards as a reference to make a 3d-model of the head. The 3d-model was printed on my Anet A2 plus 3d-printer (Printed with PLA in 0.2mm layer height, 15% infill, no support material, with brim).
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35811) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35811)

As usual, Plaast was used to glue the parts together, make the pins for the lower jaw and to sculpt the teeth and tongue (by hand).
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35817) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35817) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35826) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35826) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35832) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35832) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35838) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35838)

I used painters tape to make a pattern for the fur on the head
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35835) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35835) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35853) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35853) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35802) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35802)
The fur is from https://www.webpelzshop.de/ (https://www.webpelzshop.de/)
I cut the fur with a scapel on the backing of the fur

The body was build with foam using my standard pattern
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35847) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35847) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35814) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35814) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35850) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35850)
I made a template for the fur on the body with packing paper

(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35823) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35823) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35844) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35844)
For attaching the hand rods to the hand I tried a new method which uses a 3d-printed connector (which can rotate the rod inside the hand)

The fur was cut and sewed together by hand
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35841) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35841) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35808) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35808) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35829) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35829)

The eyes were painted by Pan Hesekiel Shiroi (http://pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de/ (http://pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de/)). TaniDaReal (http://www.tanidareal.com/ (http://www.tanidareal.com/)) airbrushed the body
(http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35820) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35820) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35805) (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=35805)

I filmed the whole process - from design to the finished puppet. There are more videos to come.

How to build a foam body for a hand-puppet - part 1 (old video)
http://youtu.be/cU0YwieLSjQ (http://youtu.be/cU0YwieLSjQ)

How to build a foam body for a hand-puppet - part 2
http://youtu.be/IBizWTZ-gAU (http://youtu.be/IBizWTZ-gAU)

How to build arm-rods
http://youtu.be/jgmr6HzNrcg (http://youtu.be/jgmr6HzNrcg)

How to make the teeth for a puppet with Plaast and a hot air gun
http://youtu.be/idj8-skD5Ec (http://youtu.be/idj8-skD5Ec)

Puppet eye mechanic - bowden cable animatronic
http://youtu.be/jSTZqHdaCW4 (http://youtu.be/jSTZqHdaCW4)


Title: Re: Snow leopard hand puppet
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on August 15, 2018, 06:56:28 am
Great resource!  Thanks for sharing this with us Tioh


Title: Re: Snow leopard hand puppet
Post by: TygerMin on August 16, 2018, 12:28:49 pm
I am going to have to check these out, they look amazing!  Beautiful result!


Title: Re: Snow leopard hand puppet
Post by: Tioh on August 18, 2018, 02:26:52 pm
I released the files for my 3d-printable snow leopard head base on Thingiverse - you can use it to make your own puppet (or costume head): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3056091 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3056091)


Title: Re: Snow leopard hand puppet
Post by: Tioh on August 19, 2018, 08:34:13 am
3d-model for the hand-rod attachment and template for the hands (svg-vector file) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2885073 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2885073)


Title: Re: Snow leopard hand puppet
Post by: FauxFox on November 03, 2018, 03:41:21 pm
Tioh, I have been following your work for a long time and I must say, you never disappoint. This is a beauty!