Puppets get worn out- and like a favorite old pair of shoes, it's hard to part with them even when they are barely useful. The Chemical Kid has reached this point of no return and it is time for him to be reborn. This time he has a nice shiny armature from Wuchan at Clay-mate
. I spent yesterday and today fitting the armature into the mold and building a custom head armature. The head is a combination of Wuchan's stock joints, re-worked and added to with pieces I machined.
Here are the all the pieces that make up the head- painted with grey primer since brass and foam latex don't get along:
Here is the assembled head:
The complete armature- a really tiny one:
And a shot to show how the armature will fit into the head:
So now the armature is sealed up in the mold awaiting the loving embrace of foam. If all goes well, the puppet could be cast and ready to paint by the end of the week!