Snow leopard hand puppet Posted by Tioh on Aug 14, 2018
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).
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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).
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I used painters tape to make a pattern for the fur on the head
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The fur is from 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
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I made a template for the fur on the body with packing paper

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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
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The eyes were painted by Pan Hesekiel Shiroi (http://pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de/). TaniDaReal (http://www.tanidareal.com/) airbrushed the body
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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

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

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

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

Puppet eye mechanic - bowden cable animatronic
http://youtu.be/jSTZqHdaCW4
Re: Snow leopard hand puppet Posted by Shawn on Aug 15, 2018
Great resource!  Thanks for sharing this with us Tioh
Re: Snow leopard hand puppet Posted by TygerMin on Aug 16, 2018
I am going to have to check these out, they look amazing!  Beautiful result!
Re: Snow leopard hand puppet Posted by Tioh on Aug 18, 2018
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
Re: Snow leopard hand puppet Posted by Tioh on Aug 19, 2018
3d-model for the hand-rod attachment and template for the hands (svg-vector file) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2885073
Re: Snow leopard hand puppet Posted by FauxFox on Nov 03, 2018
Tioh, I have been following your work for a long time and I must say, you never disappoint. This is a beauty!
Re: Snow leopard hand puppet Posted by Tioh on Sep 13, 2019
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