I have posted a lot about my girl puppet but I thought it would be wise to post the construction of my other characters as well. For the head, I have started with a square piece of balsa wood. I sanded it down slightly to smooth out the edges.
I then twisted some wire for the spine and arms and slotted them into the head using K & S tubing.
As the bottom of the monster needs to be strong, I decided to use ball and socket joints from a past armature of mine.
For the torso, I have begun to pad it up with foam and a piece of balsa wood in the center.
I have also padded up the legs and shaped them with a scissors to make the shape of them more defined.