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Wolf puppet Posted in Wolf puppet on Sep 14, 2019
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This is Haze, a hand puppet that we made for the Eurofurence 25 puppet-show (I made the head, several friends helped to build the body - we spent about 500€ on materials and it took us ca. 200 hours to build her).













Here's a video of her in public https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1165709838049062914
Lion puppet Posted in Lion puppet on Aug 27, 2019
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This is Cooper the lion, another hand puppet that I made for the Eurofurence 25 puppet-show (I did not build this alone, several friends helped).
His head was made with a 3d-printed head base - I released the files on Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3732218

Re: Blinking eye mechanism on a wearable mask? Posted in Blinking eye mechanism on a wearable mask? on Jul 31, 2019
Free video tutorial - how to build a Snow Leopard hand puppet Posted in Free video tutorial - how to build a Snow Leopard hand puppet on May 28, 2019
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I filmed how I made this hand puppet last year - here are some videos (there is more material - not enough time for editing):







Hare puppet Posted in Hare puppet on Apr 03, 2019
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).
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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2805975

The model was 3d-printed with Amazon Basics PLA.
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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.
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The eyes were made with ping bong balls and my 3d-printed movable eyelids.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:402281
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:198945
They are assembled like this:


The body was made using my usual body pattern with a cheap camping mat and hot glue.
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The hand-rods end inside a 3d-printed disc that can rotate inside the hand of the puppet.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2885073
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It's now ready to put the fur on.
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Re: Bird woman puppet with inflatable chest? Posted in Bird woman puppet with inflatable chest? on Mar 17, 2019
Sounds like my templates could help. I made several models for 3d-printable bird head bases - you can find those at thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/Tioh/designs
My puppet resources are listed at http://puppet.tioh.de/
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Re: Holger's Kochsendung! (Deutsch Project for my class) Posted in Holger's Kochsendung! (Deutsch Project for my class) on Jan 12, 2019
Good job. The video and sound quality are great - and also your German is easy to understand.
Re: Puppetry design assistance Posted in Puppetry design assistance on Dec 21, 2018
I have used Worbla to make antlers for a deer puppet. Worbla dies work, but it's not a tough material. If you need more structural stability use Wonderflex underneath.
Anybody else making puppet photos for Christmas? Posted in Anybody else making puppet photos for Christmas? on Dec 21, 2018
Is anybody else making puppet photo cards for Christmas? Here's mine for this year:

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Snow leopard hand puppet Posted in Snow leopard hand puppet 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)


How to build a foam body for a hand-puppet - part 2


How to build arm-rods


How to make the teeth for a puppet with Plaast and a hot air gun


Puppet eye mechanic - bowden cable animatronic