File puptcrit/puptcrit.0503, message 137

Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 00:46:35 EST
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] propmaker is designing a realistic snake...

In a message dated 3/25/05 8:58:08 PM, writes:

> >I am designing props for a show that requires a real looking, movable
> >snake. A Boa to be exact. Does anyone have any ideas about where I might
> >find such an item or how I might go about making it? Any puppeteers want
> >to share their wisdom????

You may use a bicycle chain for the snake skeleton...sculpt a realistic 
snake, make plaster/hydrocal mold, cast in latex.   Insert the bicycle chain so 
that the flat part is horizontol...the arrangement will appear more lifelike than 
a read snake.   Thanks to an Australian puppeteer, Peter Millar, whom i met 
last month in Melbourne...I could not believe how realistic the snake 
appeared...!!   Jim Gamble
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