the reason i havnt been around the last few months... i've been busy making this!
a commission, that as part of the deal, i was not allowed to post online any info about him, until he was shown at designated Convention.... he debuted on the weekend at Melbourne SupaNova! so now, i can show you all!!
Sleipnir is a roughly life size, semi-stylized 8 legged animatronics foal puppet.
he is based on the Norse myth and is Loki's son.
many many months of work went into making this fella. and its great to see him finished!
despite looking soft and squishy. only his neck is soft. the rest is all solid and fully sculpted out of lightweight materials, and made in such a way he can bend and move. he can lay on the floor, or flop in your arms. he however can not stand on his own.
his ears, eyes and one leg are animated, and you can see him in action on my youtube here: [link]
more photos of him are on my Livejournal: [link]
polystyrene, resin, paper mache, glass balls, fake fur, polar fleece, felt, acrylic paints, gauche paints, plastic balls, stuffing, tape, elastic, silicone tubing, actuators, wiring, testers, buttons, switches, bolts, PVA and over 100+ hot melt glue sticks.
i think that was them all...