The Muppet Show - Java Muppet Replicas

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Obi Sean Kenobi, May 4, 2012.

  1. Obi Sean Kenobi

    Obi Sean Kenobi Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Posted my interest in replicating some of the oldest Muppets, and some of my favorite Muppets from the 'Java' skit.

    If you've never seen it, here is the bit from YouTube :

    Java (Muppet Show) - YouTube
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    The bit appeared years earlier on the Ed Sullivan show using an earlier incarnation of these Muppets.

    The originals were made from vacuum cleaner and dryer hoses according to the commentary on the season one Muppet show discs.

    Accordingly, I made mine out of vacuum cleaner hoses that I spraypainted. The eyes were plastic hemispheres, and the fur is self explanatory.

    For the smaller Java, I'm still not quite sure what to line his eyes with as reference is sooooo scarce.

    All in all, this was a nice departure from the usual SW, IJ, and/or LOTR replicas I usually pursue and build. And quite fun to be freed from the ever present chains of screen accuracy. Kinda.

    The first two pics are the real deal made by Henson and Co.

    Enjoy!

    Regards,
    Sean
     
  2. Arkive Dave

    Arkive Dave Member

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    That is really cool !, I love the Muppets !, Well done !
     
  3. PotionMistress

    PotionMistress Sr Member

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    These are so charming! Really love 'em!
     
  4. Obi Sean Kenobi

    Obi Sean Kenobi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys (and ladies)!
    This was an obscure item and I thought this thread may fade into obscurity. Glad someone enjoyed it.
    Regards,
    OSK
     
  5. Kormier

    Kormier Well-Known Member

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    On the second pic, is he upside down? Looks like the hair is between the legs instead of on the head. Good job on the replica. :)
     
  6. Obi Sean Kenobi

    Obi Sean Kenobi Well-Known Member

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    That is correct! Whoever set up that display had the muppet installed upside down!
     
  7. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great job!!

    Oldies but goodies!!
     

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