From the Peanuts gang, Snoopy and his doghouse, with Woodstock and Patty. From the Christmas Pageant set where Snoopy is a sheep, and Woodstock is "baby Jesus".
Snoopy is a simple repaint with a little S tail added. I laid on the acrylic paint thick to resemble fur. He has a coat hanger rod in his foot through the roof and a block underneath.
Woodstock got new wings and feet from scrap, then a clear plastic wire to hold him aloft.
The doghouse roof came from some pre-cut wooden model. The walls are tongue depressors from the craft store cut with a small X-Acto miter box (90 or 45 degrees). The doghouse is usually all orange in old Sunday strips, but I added white for variety. The name over the door is styled after one comic that showed it.
Patty (the original, not Peppermint Patty) was a Lucy keychain in a winter coat and beret. I took her apart, ground the coat round, and jammed down a water bottle neck for the skirt. I also cut the coat arms down to short sleeves. Then I painted her green and drew on Xs with a Sharpy: it blurred slightly when Dullcoted, but fits. The hula hoop is a steel ring drilled and wired into her hand. Her hair is layers of Tyvek paper curves, as are her bows. I drew her eyes back on brown rather than black for a lighter look, and her smile not as wide.
I've always had a soft spot for the older Peanuts characters who fell by the wayside, so plan to model Violet and Shermy and PigPen to round out the cast.
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