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Kieron Reilly Model Maker


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Different styles of stop-motion puppet heads


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Making a stop-motion puppet head §  § 

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Carve a rough shape of the head out of Styrofoam Thread wire through the skull and lower jaw and glue in place Cut pieces of a scourer to create facial hair Use the soft part of the scourer to pad out the rest of the face Finally paper mache over the head


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Making an Armature §  § 

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This armature is made from a standard armature kit Cut the threaded rod to size with a Hack saw Screw all the cut pieces into the threaded balls Spot-weld the rod to the balls File down the weld until smooth


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Making the Armatures Hands §  § 

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Cut two pieces of wire Bend a thumb and two fingers from one piece and the remaining two from the other piece Slot the pieces of wire into the brass tubing, then twist for strength Cut heating shrinking tube to the size of the fingers and wrist Poor boiling hot water over the tubing


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Padding the Armature

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Cut pieces of sponge to size Pad out the armature by super gluing the pieces of sponge in place Paper mache the feet Sew clothes for the armature and dress the character


Final Character

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The character was finished with a light brown wash to distinguish skin colour and clothes.


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Set Making

Measure out the pieces of card to scale with the character Cut the card with a scalpel and glue together in place.


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Set Making

Set is then cladded with paper mache Add props to finish the set Set designed by Kieron Reilly, Chair made by Lynsey Brecknell


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Scrap House

Carve polystyrene blocks and card to size Cover with paper mache


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Set Design

Set design by Kieron Reilly, model truck made by Lynsey Brecknell


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Set Design

Set design by Kieron Reilly, model Church made by Lynsey Brecknell


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Props

Tire made with rolled newspaper Crate made with card All props cladded with paper mache


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Berlin Wall

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Made by carving into a block of polystyrene Then covered with paper mache Barbed wire made by twisting wire together


Model making  

Some processes of how I make my models and the final outcome