I know it's been forever since I've posted anything about this project. I just wanted to let you know that it (as well as me) are still alive. It's amazing how things like this take so much longer than you think they will -- and how life has a tendency to throw you curves that you don't think abut.
One of the reasons I haven;t posted here is that I didn't want to post lot of bad news regarding this project, but I should probably have kept you guys in the loop. Two big things that happened since the last update were that we lost out original shop for 9 months and the set and all of the the tools I used to build everything ended up in storage. Once we got the shop space established and I started setting everything up, someone broke into the new shop and stole two of the puppets for this project. Sam and Ralph were never recovered and insurance refused to pay for ether one.
The good news is that I've been ab;e to rebuild Sam. Ralph is about half rebuilt. Since I basically work on this project when I have free time and I didn't want to dip into these funds for rebuilding the puppets, things get stalled a lot. I also was able to rebuild and improve substantially the Mayberry puppet. It's all a very slow process.
Anyway, as long as I keep kicking and am able, I'll continue with this project. As a freelancer, I never really know what my day-to-day workload will be, so I have to find time where I can. Currently, I am part of another Kickstarter project for Alien vs. Musical. Even though I am an active participant of the creative staff of that project and am building all of those puppets. that is a more structured project with a clear timetable that is managed solely by my friend, so these crazy timetables will not factor into that one. Heres a link to that project in case you want to see what else I'm doing to put puppets into space.
Again, sorry about the crazy long delays and my lack of updates. Not a day goes by that I don't feel an enormous amount of guilt about it. Eventually it will get done. In the meantime, here's a pic of the new Melonpool puppet. He's been pupping up in a few places online, such as the "Pinguino/Mayberry Super Fun Ebay Mystery Show" on XSN, a home shopping network show that runs on XSN thru meltdown comics.
So at least that's something.