Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pirated from the web

So it's been while. As I begin to prepare some of our own posts take a gander at this incredible pirate mask I found at
It was created talented puppet builder Kanja Chen whose work I've been following since his Chewbacca puppet was featured in a magazine.
This mechanical mask uses a $30 hockey helmet as the base and a bike cable to control the mouth and eyebrows. It's somewhat complicated and uses some pretty specific materials, but the finished product is really impressive. Check out his tutorial at the link above. There's also a youtube video to show it working.
I'll be adding some more stuff soon, but in the meantime enjoy the pirate. It definitely is Chensational.