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Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon)  (Read 35324 times)
« on: September 27, 2011, 02:29:34 pm »

I have been working on a wire controlled shoulder puppet. I started out making a ball joint from a wooden ball and paper mache and then sculpted my griffon head onto the paper mache 'joint' portion. I ordered Sullivan RC Airplane push-rods for the controls and am patiently awaiting their arrival.

This is the back of the head on the ball joint. You can see that the head can move around the ball.

These are some images of the Griffon's head I sculpted today. I used amber beads for the eyes. And fimo for the sculpt.

I will post better pictures my camera battery is dead and i cannot find the charger at the moment. I will also detail the rest of my steps as I go.
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 02:34:08 pm »

Very interesting!!! so far so good and great job on the sculpt.
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 02:45:08 pm »

Thank you! I am hoping these steps will help others, this site was one of the only resources I could find when I was researching the materials/steps I would need to take to make a shoulder puppet.
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 04:24:10 pm »

Well I asked this in your intro post before I read this but I'll ask again... What is the medium your are working in?  I really like the detail you are getting.

I am sure that others are going to benefit from the process you are going through especially since you are photographing it. Looks to me like you are on the right track. Smiley
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 09:32:04 pm »

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 10:39:21 pm »

« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 07:36:12 am »

Thanks! I got my wire controls in today, so this day will be an adventure. Smiley
CJ Puppets
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 01:14:02 pm »

Excited to see your results! I'm working on trying the same type thing but haven't even started yet.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 06:13:13 am »

Great looking head - can't wait to see the finished product.
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 01:01:29 pm »

Thanks! Today has been busy... got the wings started. The body, and front legs/talons are done. Back legs need to be maid, but should be east all in all. Then it's assembly... painting... more assembly... :)Pics to come!

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 11:44:49 pm »

You are a busy bee...
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 06:42:53 am »

Can't wait to see the completed project!
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2011, 09:33:40 am »

Really nice work. Where'd you get the eyes?
AWS Puppets
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 10:44:44 am »

Neat. I have been wanting to make one of these but I'm not sure on what materials to use. Love the detail.
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2011, 06:37:45 am »

Great detail, I'm guessing they're glass beads for the eyes, can take the heat in the oven ok then...? What a great idea!
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