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Here's a good tutorial on making a cheap armature-http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uimF41CrMXM
Sunday, 02 June 2013 08:48
If you are using clay, wooden beads make fantastic eyes! To move them, you just poke a pen in the hole in the beads and move them where you want them to be. However, you have to put the beads in tightly or they'll fall out. Trust me, I know from experience XD
Sunday, 14 April 2013 15:38
or u could use animator wax to stick your face pieces on!
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 03:22
use epoxy putty to put it together it's cheep and u can find it at a hardware store (like home depot)... i recommend ordering your wire off amazon 1/16 aluminum armature wire it's amazing (twist it together)... and use foam or something to make it light weight...
Friday, 30 November 2012 05:58
Twist the armature wire together to make a few strong lengths to create the basic skeleton of the puppet. I have made puppets without even using the foam latex or silicon processes, just sewn the clothes around the wire and used cotton wool to pad it out. The head could be a simple sculpey or milliput sculpt with replaceable mouths etc. Or simply using cut out mouths and eyes can still be very effective (and obviously cheap). Vaseline is great for holding eyebrow, pupils or mouth pieces onto a head sculpt (but also allows movement for various frames). As long as the performance of the puppet looks good on camera it really doesn't matter what its made of... the viewer will never know?!
Thursday, 29 November 2012 16:41