Making puppet heads for an assignment in south Wales. On the left are the ones already cast in rubber, to the right "big guy" still in clay.

The heads will be hollow with movable mouths and eyes, and with replaceable eyelids.

Another one in clay. The eyes are still a bit spooky, but later on with the eyelids attached he will appear normal, for a puppet that is. Hair and colouring will be done after casting the heads in rubber.

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Comment by Trevor Van Zuydam on June 29, 2014 at 12:16am

they look good bro. can we see some pics of the insides. like how they move/ armature.

Comment by jowanneke on June 29, 2014 at 12:55am
Hi Trevor, I'm still busy making the molds. I only made one of the insides as a testcase using wire. It gave a little too much spring so I'm replacing it with lead plates. That is for the mouth-movement. The eyes consist of beads that turn in sockets. The pupil of the eye being the hole of the bead.
I'll post some pics when I make 'm today.
Gr. Johan
Comment by Trevor Van Zuydam on June 29, 2014 at 6:55am

Sweet. Wanna see pics. 

Comment by jowanneke on June 29, 2014 at 10:15am

Comment by jowanneke on June 29, 2014 at 10:23am

Can't seem to get pics and text in the same message!

Inside the puppet heads I put a ps ball, carve it in slightly and then glue a piece of pvc pipe onto it. Then the pvc pipe gets holes for screws and a cut for the wire that holds both together with hotglue. Then I attach a stripe of lead to the pipe and glue the other end inside the mouth. Because the puppet is hollow at the movable parts it gives a perfect animation without any pull-back.

When its finished I close the back of the head and clean-up the puppet before putting in hair and colour and teeth and so on.

Comment by gustavo arteaga on July 1, 2014 at 1:34pm

Great work!!

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