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Sleipnir Puppet by shelbelly Sleipnir Puppet by shelbelly
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]


materials:
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...
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Correlation Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Om goodness, that is amazing!
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Kreativjunkie Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sleipnir as a foal, great idea. Looks so cute and I like the black dun-colour, like a wild horse in the ancient europe. Yes, standing is the problem with this giant dolls. I have the same with my panther Dusk. But it doesn't matter.
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shelbelly Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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iBelieveInDragons Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013

So this is where he came from! I saw you guys at Supanova earlier this year. ^^ He's fantastic by the way.

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shelbelly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeap, hahah. awesome :)
thank you :3
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MoonDolly5 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, it's big! My daughter says it's pretty. I think it's amazing :D
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shelbelly Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :3
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RiddlesofTrickster Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
W O W that is incredible - even without seeing the video yet the eyes look amazing and like they have life in them... You do some mighty awesome work! He is beautiful :)
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shelbelly Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww thank you. his eyes were alot of work... but i was pleased with the results! :3 so thank you very much! :D
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RiddlesofTrickster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Well worth the effort :) you're very welcome!
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