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« on: April 03, 2019, 01:23:09 pm »

I started working on a new hand-puppet for the Eurofurence Pawpet-Show. If you would like to support the show, go to https://www.patreon.com/pawpetshow/overview

This time it will make a rabbit hand-puppet. I modified the 3d-model my bunny costume head base (added a plate in the upper jaw for the puppeteer's hand).


The model was 3d-printed with Amazon Basics PLA.

The lower jaw was connected by making a peg with Plaast (the company making plaast is no longer in business - I'll switch to another manufacturer).

The teeth and tongue were hand-sculpted. I designed a rotatable hinge for the ears that have holes for cable ties - I used those to attach felt ears.

The eyes were made with ping bong balls and my 3d-printed movable eyelids.
They are assembled like this:


The body was made using my usual body pattern with a cheap camping mat and hot glue.

The hand-rods end inside a 3d-printed disc that can rotate inside the hand of the puppet.


It's now ready to put the fur on.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 02:25:41 pm by Tioh »
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 10:18:40 pm »

That rotating hand disc is brilliant! Is that your own design?

I'd love to get a 3D printer but whenever I go to research one the comments usually say 'wait another few months - there is a better model coming!'

The progress in that space is just moving so fast..

What 3D printer do you use? Could you recommend a system for a newbie to use?

I'm mostly interested in printing things like teeth, eyes, noses and maybe some props like little mobile phones, glasses and gadgets.
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 03:30:27 am »

Yes, I designed the rotating disc.

Currently, I print with an Alfawise U10 (it's a Prusa i3 clone) - a very cheap machine from China with a bigger build volume than the original. It arrived with many faults - I had to change a lot to get it working. It's ok for people that like to tinker and know how to fix the problems (from electric to mechanic, to firmware).

I would suggest a Creality Ender 3 for beginners with a small budget.
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