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July 26, 2013
Saracen the Goose stage puppet by ~Bluelioness The suggester wrote: "Despite being steam-punk in nature, the design of the goose still maintains a certain level of realism, which is what caught my attention in the first place."
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Suggested by TheOriginalTomato
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Saracen the Goose stage puppet

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During my final project at uni this year, we had to make a prop for TV, Stage or film. The subject was a character or object from a set of three books, and a chosen production style to work with. I chose the character Saracen from a book called Twilight Robbery, and my production style was Steampunk. I also went with the stage production, so that I could create a puppet of Saracen, for the character Mosca to hold.

He has a fully functioning beak mechanism so that he can open and close his mouth, and snap at people he doesn't like! The neck is flexible and allows a lot of movement. The body is very light, and easy to handle and hold.

Update: MY GOODNESS A DD? THANK YOU SO MUCH! THIS IS CRAZY BUT IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME! THANK YOOOOU!

Here is the making of: bluelioness.deviantart.com/art…

Me with Saracen: bluelioness.deviantart.com/art…
Image details
Image size
3888x2592px 6.65 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
May 24, 2013, 1:46:55 PM
Sensor Size
22mm
Published:
© 2013 - 2021 Bluelioness
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LocationCreator's avatar
Congrats on the DD!  I have submitted this to our :icontheatreartists: group, too! I hope you approve.
Trinibini's avatar
Absolutely amazing! And congrats on the DD as well :)
Bluelioness's avatar
Thank you very much! c: x 
Eggdis's avatar
question, is the beak movable? because the handle in her head makes it look like it is.
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Yes, you can open and close the beak with the mechanism in the hand, and the stick that goes under his chin moves the head :3 
CrimeanDoodler's avatar
The world NEEDS MOAR Frances Hardinge fanart. Also, really beautifully done. 
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deuxofspades's avatar
What a fantastical fowl! Congrats on the DD!
Bluelioness's avatar
Thank you and Thank you! c: 
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Thank you so much! :3 
Keldain's avatar
Very cool!  :D
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Thank you! c: 
Keldain's avatar
You're welcome!  :)
jonothesequal's avatar
I want a Robot Bird Companion 
Bluelioness's avatar
They are quite fun to have around! c: 
kudos! well-deserved and I look forward to future creations on stage and in film!
Bluelioness's avatar
Thank you so much! :3 
RegineSkrydon's avatar
Any chance I could get some tips on how you made the nice flexible neck?

Thanks in advance! looks awesome!
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Here is the making of: bluelioness.deviantart.com/art…
Image 5 shows the neck closer up. 

It is made by cutting thick circles of plastazote and sanding them down into decreasing sized circles, and then in each circle I cut two holes and pushed through some cotton rope. Between each circles, on the rope I stuck beads to keep the foam parts sliding together. Then I painted everything to hide all the inexpensive materials! haha
zagortenay333's avatar
Amazing puppet!And a well deserved DD! :)
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Thank you very much! c:
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