File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 324


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Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 22:17:59 -0400
Subject: [Puptcrit] Treating Fur & Making Teeth



Hello,

My name is Michele and this is my first post, however, I've been "listening"
for a little while. I've got a couple questions regarding two different
subjects.

In the past I have heard builders mention that they treat the fur of their
puppets themselves. Specifically, the monster style characters made
primarily of shaggy fur fabric. Photos of the work their describing imply to
me that an otherwise neat and smooth body of fur is treated to make it look
messy and matted. I was wondering if anyone could help me with thoughts on
how this is accomplished?

My other question is related to making teeth for my puppets. I have used
foamies in the past and that works well for some characters. Sometimes I
like to use Model Magic for large teeth with more detail, but I am having
difficulty with getting the model magic to stick (and stay). I have tried
hot glue and a permanent adhesive called Fabri-Tac to apply the tooth/teeth
to the fabric inside my puppets mouth. Hot Glue.... forget it, those teeth
came flying out! The Fabri-Tac worked a little longer, but still did not
have the adhering effect that I would have liked. Specifically, neither type
of glue bonded well to the surface of the model magic. Any ideas? Would it
be best to use some other type of modeling clay or material to mold my
teeth, or am I using the wrong kind of glue?

Thank you for your suggestions,
-Michele
www.puppet-planet.com

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