Lots and lots of work have been put in this puppet and we aren’t halfway yet. Today I made the eyes. Basically what I did was turn some wood eye blanks on the lathe. I reduced their size from the bucks I vacuum formed the sockets. This was done because I planned to vacuum form the actual eyes so I needed to account for the thickness of the plastic once vacuum formed or the eye forms. Follow?
I vacuum formed the eyes. Then I made flat spots on the forms for and iris. Painted them white, added the iris and popped them back into the clear vacuum formed exterior.
Next week’s videos and selfies will show how this all came about and in action but it you look at the series of pictures of the under skull with the eyes you will see the range of movement they have. Next week I’ll hook up the servos and take them for a spin.
I loosely placed the skin on the under skull to see this guy with his eyes open for the first time. Although the skin isn’t fitting tight against the eyes themselves just yet it will be next week after I get the other movements installed and the skin locked down.
Tomorrow we are shooting all day our movie “Martians Attack SNG”.
It’s been awhile since I posted any pictures. We have been pretty busy with our movie and sending out orders.
For those of you that don’t watch the videos here are some pictures of things that happened over the last few days.
Mike Docken sent us this fantastic TWA Moon Liner. She’s 40 inched long when assembled and we are starting a build video of her. I have always wanted this rocket since I stood at her feet in 1959. Space travel is in my blood and Rocket fuel is what moves through my veins.
I started working on our Martian for “Martians Attack SNG”again. Our movie we are making for those of you new on the scene. In fact we are shooting live action tomorrow with Modelman Tom.
What you are seeing here is the armature for the large puppet Martian. It’s all hinged and the joints rotate and bend in the correct directions. Hands move. Under skull is hinged and mounted. Next up is to add the eye movement, brows, lips and eye blinks but we have a good start on all this.