Sunday, 17 September 2017

The puppeteers and their Diver

I was inspired by the French Giant Marrionettes by Royal de Luxe who have a giant vintage diver as part of their set of giant puppets.
I started with an articulated drawing person.

found some 1/35 scale army men at my local hobby shop and painted them all silver.
I then 3D printed a helmet, gloves, boots and a buckle for the diver.
 The collar for the helmet is made from craft foam and toilet roll!
I got out my sewing machine and made him a little suit which I then died with Tim Holtz Walnut stain distress spray. I crunched the fabric in the appropriate places and let it dry like that, this way it dries light and dark and keeps the impression of the folds.
I sprayed the 3D printed stuff silver and then used black paint on them to distress them and to show up the details.  along the lines of Tim's painted industrial technique.
I then glued the men and diver to the base and added their rods to manipulate him.  These are florist wire.

 


8 comments:

  1. You are the queen of steampunk! Another wonderful make! Is this one going on display?

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    1. Thank you. Yes this is also going in one of the "pods" in Truth Coffee!

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  2. This is mindblowing. My dad dove in a suit like this. It looks so realistic!!

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  3. Belinda I admire your creativity so much. I enjoyed so much the other project you shared : Mind blow with the wig head. And today another amazing creation from you. Thos is mind blowing as well. I just LIVE what you made. FANTASTIC. piece of art !
    Can I ask if you do buy a bag of plastic soldiers, cut off the weapons before painting them ? And you are so lucky to have a 3 D printer. I wonder how to make his helmet ( if I decided on trying my hand on this fabulous project ). Gosh you do inspire me with your creativity. Thank you so much for sharing !!!!!
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is incredible, a real piece of artistic genius! Your creativity never ceases to amaze. I love the boot but the helmet - wow - totally brilliant!! Anne xx

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  5. True genius Belinda. You clever lady this is amazing. Have you seen my Steampunk photographs from the Festival, they may be useful for you. I have included the link: http://angelacuttingandcarving.blogspot.co.uk/p/steampunk-festival.html
    Angela xXx

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  6. WOW! I have no words for you. Your stuff is just mind blowing :D

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  7. I so enjoyed reading this post and about your process. This is an amazing sculpture! You are quite gifted. :) Hugs, Autumn

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