Very cool! Thanks for sharing—he’s looking good! Has an old school feel to it, which is always fun to see.
Hello, I was wondering how you got the pupils on his eyes.Hi! I’ve honestly never really used discord, although I know some people from a game I used to play had one set up. True that these forums tend to be set up conveniently enough to share information, process, etc. I’m guessing it’s some kind of group chat kind of thing.
Thank you very much. Do you have any patterns I should go by when making the puppet or should I make my own?For the pupils, I print out a template (basically a photo of an original Kermit’s pupil sized to actual size), and then glue it to the back of some adhesive velvet to use as a cutting guide. I simply use a sharp pair of small scissors to cut them out—not as easy as it sounds though, as you have to make some very fine cuts to make sure the shape is looking good. Then I just peel the backing off and stick them on a toothpick, which i then use to help position them correctly, and then stick them down.
Something like this:
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If you have a cricut cutter, you can also just use that to easily cut them out that way. I personally prefer doing them by hand, because a lot of the originals show evidence of a slightly imperfect hand cut look. But whatever works!
I only just saw your post about the Robin replica in the Junkyard, I'm both sad and glad I didn't see it while it was active because I definitely would've blown my budget for the month buying him! Congrats to whoever snapped it up.
With that said, any secrets you can share regarding building him? I imagine you used your Kermit patterns as a jumping off point, but you do such a good job at building these that I'm having trouble parsing how similar Robin's build may be. Presumably the torso and head are separate just as they are for Kermit, but with a much different (and smaller) torso shape for Robin?
At least, I assume that Robin's head is separate from his torso but you're so good at hiding any and all seams that I'm doubting myself!