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Scarecrow Puppet

Added Feb 25, 2010

by classicaljunk

Phoenix, Arizona...






This is an 11 inch tall (excluding hat) puppet for a short stop-motion animated film by Matthew Chappell based on L. Frank Baum’s “The Scarecrow of OZ.” His body and face are completely poseable. I built-up the body around a ball and socket armature made by Juergen of StopMoTech and designed the skull and facial mechanisms myself out of polymer clay and wire covered with a layer of nylon and fabric. His hat attaches with hidden magnets so that it can be removed easily yet stay on his head while animating. I am not going to be doing the animating myself so will have to wait to see how it turns out just like everyone else. I’m not sure when the film will be finished but I’ll try to post video clips of it on my page at www.stopmotionmagic.com/jillpenney when/if I get them. This puppet took me about 2 months to make and I don’t even know how many hours.

Material Notes

ball and socket armature, quilting batting, nylon, various types of fabrics hand dyed/painted/distressed, raffia, strawa, paint, wire, polymer clay….




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    Dec 30, 2010, 04.23 PMby lara77

    this is amazing

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    Mar 1, 2010, 10.01 AMby mell1982

    Seriously, he is amazing. I’ll never watch an animated film the same again, knowing how much effort goes into each individual character. I’m in awe of your talent.

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    Feb 27, 2010, 05.09 AMby sewgurlwmu

    WOW! You have fabulous talent.

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    Feb 27, 2010, 12.52 AMby sew4my3

    Fantastic! This is truly amazing work!

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    Feb 26, 2010, 07.59 PMby chichil

    That is an expressive puppet! You did some seriously great work.

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    Feb 26, 2010, 02.49 AMby marinaglory

    This. is so awesome!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 06.14 PMby helenadoll

    wow! he’s amazing!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 05.20 AMby libra-s

    Well Done!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 04.05 AMby calicocouture

    Wow! That is one sick puppet. Amazing.

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