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Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by LeelaRae on Sep 27, 2011
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.

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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.
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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.
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Sep 27, 2011
Very interesting!!! so far so good and great job on the sculpt.
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by LeelaRae on Sep 27, 2011
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.
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by Shawn on Sep 27, 2011
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.
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by Puppetainer on Sep 27, 2011
Beautiful work!
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by Rikka on Sep 27, 2011
WOW!!!
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by LeelaRae on Sep 28, 2011
Thanks! I got my wire controls in today, so this day will be an adventure.
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by CJ Puppets on Sep 28, 2011
Excited to see your results! I'm working on trying the same type thing but haven't even started yet.
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by Na on Sep 29, 2011
Great looking head - can't wait to see the finished product.
Re: Wire Controlled Shoulder Puppet (Griffon) Posted by LeelaRae on Sep 29, 2011
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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