need help on making dragon puppet head

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making dragon puppet head links to artwork http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/test-of-new-base-350523647?q=gallery%3Afighterdragon%2F9398918&qo=19 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/p1-1-343602171?q=gallery%3Afighterdragon%2F9398918&qo=28 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/side-notes-325496232?q=gallery%3Afighterdragon%2F9398918&qo=45 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/full-view-of-luna-9-0-standing-315892772?q=gallery%3Afighterdragon%2F9398918&qo=67 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/bones1-304209081?q=gallery%3Afighterdragon%2F9398918&qo=90 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/dragonbones-of-luna-8-9-act-2-290485632?q=gallery%3Afighterdragon%2F9398918&qo=95 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/sleeping-head-202069353?q=gallery%3Afighterdragon%2F9398918&qo=105 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/Hmm1-533134387?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=0 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/lunas-arms-530380337?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=14 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/20150416-201520-527346222?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=27 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Luna-527151733?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=31 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/1421410275-eidosamy-Brain-Ruff3-527136625?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=34 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/1421405291-eidosamy-Ruff-Of-Luna9-0-527136201?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=36 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/Skim081-513604479?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=63 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/Skim10-body-re-doover-513603245?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=66 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/Brain-Ruff5-507415402?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=78 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/Luna-Face2-507412784?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=85 hope this helps. if any one wants to help id love to work with ya.

Will the puppet stand by itself? Your current design looks a little heavy. I made some big puppets and animatronic costumes and saving weight make it a lot cheaper (because otherwise you'll need really expensive servo-motors).

I would try to make a shell for the head that incorporates the hinges - do not make it too massive.
Will the 3d-printed head-base be covered in any material?

What features will the head have? (movable jaw, eyelids, eyes, ears, lips, eyebrows, tongue and some LEDs?)
If the head should move I would try to move some the weight to the torso (servos with Bowden-cables).

If you want to talk about all the methods I've already tried http://tioh.livejournal.com/profile/ has some links to some of my messenger accounts (Skype, IRQ,...)

thank you for this by the way .

true i've been teaching myself for years.over 12 i think about puppets and living body and bones and all. ect. i think that's why i came here to learn more of puppet and robotics. id learned fast that i needed a stronger and lighter elements . i'd tried foam aluminum even polymorph. i'm thinking that i'll use all .yes to all as you see i want to use all i fige 120 pound body with everything i was trying to work my way in then out. see if shave some weight off her if i used more foam padding and 3d printed parts i could give you my part list and pics of the parts in use now if you like to see her. shes 4 feet tall no head yet i'd like to use your eyelids if that's ok?

Use the latest version of the eyelids - with the attachment points for the servo-motor.

I made this puppet 7 years ago:

It's 125cm (4 feet 1 inch) tall and weights 5,5kg (12 pounds). It can stand by itself - the body has posable joints (all the joints work).

The head as movable eyes, eyelids, upper/lower jaw (it can snarl) and folding ears:

sorry i got go to work now they just called id love to chat more of this if its ok very few down here chat of this freely . so again thank you.

i also sent you a email with 10% of what i'm doing and using sorry . files are to big to send just useful data was sent plus or minus i have book of books of what i've been doing the past years to now i just can't send it all size too big.but as you see on my site i'm more then willing to share what i've learned and picked up. so i hope what i sent will help .

very cool here my first ones there big lol i dint know what i was doing as you can tell their not as good as yours but they were fun to make 2 of them could stand don't ask me how.i don't know. i think it just happen ??? as it were . love get your views on these guys oh last ones my luna face and profile. http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/Img-20131010-191821-406319188?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=244 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/gremlins3-419570469?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=226 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/Img-20130822-223217-1-395327826?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=267 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/full-view-of-luna-9-0-standing-315892772?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=358 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/sleeping-head-202069353?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=396 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/luna-155940532?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=533 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/ruff1-148500897?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=553 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/the-art-127759630?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=579 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/working-on-116129201?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=591 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/close-up-134829823?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=573 http://fighterdragon.deviantart.com/art/luna-ready-comicstudy-174739469?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Afighterdragon&qo=433 hope you like i tried your skype dint work mine keith gagnon look for dragon holding a teddy