Merlin Jones : Set Construction (cont.)

After texturing and painting all of the exposed foam and also adding treads to the stairs, the set is almost complete!
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Adding some built-in bookshelves with accessories, some finished furniture, and now the set is starting to take shape!
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For the windows I used some clear plexiglass that I roughed up with some sandpaper to give it a frosted look.
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I glued tissue paper onto the plexiglass to give it a more wavy glass texture.
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I then traced a pattern onto the plexiglass.
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After coloring in the pattern with some alcohol markers I then used trimmed the plexiglass with some painted balsa wood. The black lines are traced using black fabric marker to give it a leaded glass look.
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After installing the windows and adding a bit of back lighting, we have ourselves a couple of stained glass windows!
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Adding some more accessories and the set is ready for animation!
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Merlin Jones : Set Construction

Using some 2x2s, some wood screws and glue.
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Then topping it off with a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood and we have our stage platform.
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A sheet of 1/4 inch ply wood with some window holes cut in.IMG_2311

Glued on some foam board and peeled off the top paper layer to expose the foam.
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Using a stamp that I created with some Sculpey polymer clay I stamped out a stone texture. I emphasized the texture with a wood clay tool.
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This is the beginnings of a stairwell.
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The foam board stairwell in then glued onto a sheet of 1/4 inch plywood.
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The plywood is then finished off with a layer of foam board.
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Merlin Jones : Puppet

This is the Merlin puppet as it went through it’s stages of construction.
Here is Merlin’s brass and steel armature.
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Foam padding is added to fill out the body.
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The head is painted and cloths are added.
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The finished puppet complete with hair and eyes.
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