Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Gobo Fraggle 1st Try

I decided to try and build a replica of Gobo Fraggle. I started with this rough trial-and-error-head. It's just for me to see if it works out. Some minor adjustments might be needed, especially in the moutplate. Also, the foam i used is slightly too weak. It's the first foam i ever bought about 4 years ago. it's just regular upholstry-foam 1cm thickness. I am going to order some reticulated foam in a month or two and try to build gobo out of that instead.
He will also be a bit larger than i designed this head. Here are some pics:

I also did a little experiment in photoshop to visualize it better:

I'll dye some antronfleece in the next week or 2 and start off with fleece covering.


At 3:11 PM, Blogger Joey & Friends said...

Looks great so far.

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the shape of your Gobo prototype..Would it be possible to see the pattern you used to cut the foam? I just can't seem to get a rounded nose. Every time I try it ends up pointed or mishapen!!!

At 9:51 PM, Blogger swedishpuppets said...

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At 9:52 PM, Blogger swedishpuppets said...

Anonymous, look at the sideview of this head and you have the pattern, sort of ;)

At 5:34 AM, Blogger hans said...

Hallo, yes it is right, gobo looks great so far.
We make mascot-puppets in cologne. Can you tell me where you bought the antronfleece?
Is it easy to colour?
Thank you for answering.


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