Assembly of Thor’s head for Odd and the Frost Giants
- A first concept for Thor’s head
- Thor’s body and playing with Loki’s face
- Demo of Loki puppet for auditions
- Odin’s concept and paper trials.
- Odin assembly: Photos from Odd and the Frost Giants
- Assembling Thor for Odd and the Frost Giants
- Assembling rehearsal Loki for Odd and the Frost Giants.
- Odd – Set Model!
- Loki’s face, take one
- Assembly of Thor’s head for Odd and the Frost Giants
- Would you like to visit me and see some puppets?
- Heading home, with pictures of the puppets
- A Peek at Odd rehearsal
- Tech rehearsal – just pictures
- Odd and the Frost Giants – Up and Running
Here is the “skin” for his face cut out of veneer. You can see a pair of scissors in the lower right of the frame that give a little bit of a sense of scale. Those are full size adult scissors.
The veneer is backed with paper and I’ve got him facedown in the tub, which is why the woodgrain isn’t visible.
But you see the sheer size of him, right? Huge. This made him easier and harder to deal with.
In general, the wood I was using for Thor was significantly more pliable than Loki’s. It rolled into a tube in the water, so a lot of the assembly involved fighting its urge to roll back into a tube. I wound up needing Rob to help me with assembly. I held the head and he stapled it. Even with that, I had to stuff the head to keep it the back of Thor’s skull from curving in on itself.
Here, Harriet demonstrates how much it resembles an animal pelt.
I also liked the way it feels similar to Thor’s woodgrain. Truly, I got really lucky with this. I couldn’t have asked someone to knit something that was more perfect for the part.
Again, Harriet assists us to demonstrate scale.
When I get to Houston, I’ll attach this to the body and install the skin as well. Once that is done, I’ll stain the head to match the skin and to emphasize the shape.
He’s so big and the veneer was so pliable that, there was a significant woogedie-woogedie issue at the back of his skull. I was worried about how weak Thor was in the head, so I papier-mached the interior of the head to reinforce the veneer.