Rags the Puppet

Puppet Designer and Maker

I based Rags the puppet on my border terrier.  I wanted a good trot, bound, sniff, pant and that funny body wiggle dogs do when a wag doesn't quite cut how excited they are.  I examined a lot of marionette mechanisms, but with Rags I wired all the strings inside the puppet body to avoid tangling and so the puppeteer could be closer to the action.

Wiring the puppet
Wiring the puppet
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Pattern cutting
Pattern cutting
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Rene flex moulding
Rene flex moulding
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Clay tongue
Clay tongue

I took a latex cast from this

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