I finally started building the puppet. Most of the time I start with building the puppet first, but for some stupid reason I didn't have the right equipment and materials yet.
This is also the first time that I use wood for my puppet.
I started on the head and torso today, the white objects are part of the arms and fingers. They're made out of apoxie sculpt, there's KS tubing inside them. I use the tubing for a simple plugin system, so I can replace any broken aluminum wire.
As you can see I'm not that far yet, but it isn't bad for just 1 day of work.
Moving on to the new set pieces. These are the miniatures that I use for shots of the city in the distance. I will recycle the buildings in post production. Parts of the set will be bluescreened, which allows me to make the city a bit bigger. Saves me alot of time building props :)
I'm inspired by all kinds of stuff when building the props, post-apocalyptic movies, real life disasters (the ferris wheel for example, Prypjat, Tjernobyl), comics, etc. The set is going to contain some little hidden references to my sources of inspiration.
Not really sure if this is interesting, but here's a pic of some of the templates I use for my buildings:
I trace them, and then change them a little so I have a new and different building. Works like a charm!
I'm sorry if this blog post seems a bit incoherent, but I'm really tired and it's late. Time to go to bed.