Peaty’s Playhouse – Rooster Priest Designs
Character designs for our foray into stop motion have been completed. The “Priest” character will be a full scale model of an actual rooster spud, (average height 5 inches), but it will much more character than your average ground dwelling tuber.
Because the model of the spud-based character doesn’t need to move its body, the interior will be made out of lightweight balsa wood. Several pieces will need to be glued together and then shaped into the typical spud form. Indentations for the eyes will be made in the balsa based skeleton and the entire base will be covered in molten plasticine (this helps the final plasticise covering to adhere to the wood). The final coat of plasticine will then be applied.
The arms will be made of pliable copper wire covered in black plastic shrink wrap. The hands will be plasticine over a milliput base. A phoneme mouth pack will be created so that each mouth can be interchanged for the audio lip synch. Eyes are made from plastic beads with painted pupils.
We’re looking forward to experimenting with the puppet’s creation. If all goes well, we’ll create the other four Rooster Family characters.