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Awesome mom, stuffed Max (lots of pictures)

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My mother is awesome.

About two weeks ago, I showed my mother Avistew's stuffed Max. Knowing she crochets from time to time, I jokingly asked if she could make something like that, entirely expecting her to say she didn't have time for that or didn't want to, since she's only vaguely aware of Sam & Max. To my surprise, she said "I don't know, but I could try". I asked if she was serious, and she was. Woo!

So she bought thread, and I looked up and made screenshots of Max from all possible sides as reference pictures. She started working on the different body parts when she had time, expecting it to take at least a month.

But there we were this morning, not two weeks since she started, with all the parts done:
maxunstuffedinpieces.png
You can already see the basic shape here.
The pink circles are the ones Max has at the bottom of his feet.

Along with cotton, my mother had also bought a big bag of stuffing, so she got to work on filling out the different parts. When they were stuffed she added the pink in the ears and on the bottom of the feet:
maxstuffedinpieces.png

Then, all that remained was sewing the different parts together
maxstuffedsewntogether.png
and adding a face.
maxstuffedwithfacelying.jpg
The mouth was the hardest part to add. It's hard to show the edge of the mouth, since the most obvious choice, white, doesn't show at all. So she settled for pink.


Max was nice enough to pose:
maxsittingpolitely.png

Though it wasn't long until he started acting, well, Max-like:
maxlookingthroughlegs.png
But that does show he also has a tail.


You can imagine why I wanted to brag here about this :)
I know I could've posted this in the 'Fan Art' thread, but I thought it deserved its own topic.

Also, Max says 'hi':
maxwaving.jpg

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  • @light_rises said: How neat! And whaddaya know, there's even an indentation for his belly button! :)


    Yeah, the belly button is great :D

    @light_rises said: Ahahaha, awesome! He looks great! Give your mom a big hug ;)

    She was super-fast, too! That's impressive. It looks pretty big, what size is it?


    She was as surprised as anybody that it got finished so quickly.

    Also, he's 63 cm high (24.8 inches) when he's standing, from his toes to the tip of his ears.
    @light_rises said: It is very nice! I'd love to have one! :D
    No, mine!

    :p

    @light_rises said: Totally awesome.

    But I guess I would have gone for black for the mouth instead of pink. Looks a bit weird now.
    Aside from that minor nitpick... Totally Awesome!

    @light_rises said: I think a medium-dark grey would have worked nicely for the mouth. That's what I usually use in my drawings of Max. :)


    I think if you use too dark a colour, it puts too much emphasis on the mouth edges, and Max's lips aren't really that visible, at least in his Telltale model, which is what it was based on.
    Plus, I remember in one scene Max's lips do look pink-ish. I could be mistaking though.

    EDIT:
    @light_rises said: I agree, and also I think the eyes are too close together. (If we're nitpicking).
    Not really. We looked closely at the screenshots I took of in-game Max, and his eyes are above his second tooth from the left and right, and below the inner edge of his ears. My mom copied that as close as she could in cotton Max.

  • wow so cool!

    mh you know, all these Max plushies are making me want to see if i still know anything about crocheting that i was taught way back in primary school.

  • @Crrash said: wow so cool!

    mh you know, all these Max plushies are making me want to see if i still know anything about crocheting that i was taught way back in primary school.


    My mom wrote down how she made this plush, I could post that here if you want.
    I'll just have to look up the English equivalents to the Dutch crocheting terms :)

  • that'd be cool. i dunno if i could find the time though...

  • @Irishmile said: Do not try being like the cool kids..... its too hard. I like to sit in the corner and just pretend I'm one of the cool kids..


    Yeah, I'm not good at rapping either... :D

    np: Autechre - pt2ph8 (Oversteps)

  • Damn that is very impressive. She was able to craft that in 2 weeks? Unbelievable.
    By the way, maybe you can answer this then: Where does he keep his gun...and his sock?

  • @caeska said: Damn that is very impressive. She was able to craft that in 2 weeks? Unbelievable.


    Yeah, she didn't expect it to go this quickly either. I thought it would take less than the month she thought it would, but less than two weeks is faster than I thought too.

    @caeska said: By the way, maybe you can answer this then: Where does he keep his gun...and his sock?


    None of your damn business! She didn't want to make him a gun, I don't think she'd like her creation too violent.

  • You're mom's awesome!
    I want one!

  • Darn, that looks so huggable!

    Does your mom take commissions on these? :D Either way, that's really awesome!

  • @Joop said: You're mom's awesome!
    I want one!


    I agree!
    Except for the wanting part, of course, since I've already got one :p

    @Joop said: Darn, that looks so huggable!

    Does your mom take commissions on these? :D Either way, that's really awesome!


    He IS huggable, yeah. One of the few things he doesn't have in common with the 'real' Max :p

    Also, besides it probably being illegal, Steve having the copyright and all, my mom's pretty busy already. Sorry :)

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