• KEY OF THUNDERA Paper kit available to buy soon
  • My Iron Man Paper mask
  • My Kryten movie features in this books DVD


Glen creates Pop-Craft. Professional custom-made model kits using craft materials for the internets growing Fan-Film & Cosplay communities to reproduce and utilise within their own creative endeavors. Careful attention to detail guarantees the highest quality and craftsmanship in every paper kit he produces.
Why not join in the fun and become part of this community. If your a cosplayer, film-maker, artist, "actor", or are just looking for something creative to do then he has lots of exciting ideas and bespoke projects to help inspire you in the production of your own affordable fan-film, Mockbuster or Mash-up.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Project: Paper Puppets

My admiration of Ray Harryhausen's brand of stop-motion model animation gave me an idea... His skeleton warriors scene from the 1963 film, "Jason and the Argonauts" has always been a great source of inspiration for me so I decided to make a paper skeleton of my own.

Initially I wanted to recreate this scene with paper models. Models which others could easily reproduce and use in their own home made films. However, as my prototype paper model of a human skeleton developed and grew in scale I decided that in order to achieve my end goal I would need to reinvent this scene utilizing some puppeteering and optical illusion techniques as opposed to the laborious stop-motion model animation techniques which Ray Harryhausen masterfully used.

I felt that the puppeteering techniques I have in mind could easily be reproducible, fun and offer a much more immediate end result.
My Paper Skeleton model (pictured ubove) currently stands approximately 3ft 5" tall (104cm) with 12 points of articulation.