File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 215


Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:11:18 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org, puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Parrot puppet tips?


I've got a few pictures of Albrecht's stork and the control bar on my website at:

http://home.earthlink.net/~huntermarionettes/resource/Roser.htm

The top row of pictures are the stork and its control bar.  For Albrecht's stork, the control bar is really the key to opening the wings out and pulling the wings back in.  The construction of the wings isn't too complicated, but the control bar is quite the machine.  The portion of the control bar for the wings starts above Albrecht's hand.  The complicated portion below controls the legs.

Kurt 

-----Original Message-----
>From: Les Lamborn <llamborn-AT-rbc.org>
>Sent: Nov 14, 2008 10:50 AM
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Parrot puppet tips?
>
>Albrecht Roser (sp) from Germany has a stork and it's wings fold - I was
>quite impressed with what he had done with that bird.  Does anyone
>remember how it worked?  Yes, it was a marionette.
>  Les
>
>Hi all.
>
>Today I landed an express pupetbuilding contract that comes at a great
>time.
>First, I really want a puppet like that (and I get to keep it
>afterwards), 
>and second, it's a nice opportunity to design a puppet from an actual 
>animal. It's been a while!
>
>My questions to you all is:
>
>.Has anyone here ever made/used a bird puppet with articulated wings
>that 
>fold neatly on its body, like the natural resting position? The puppet
>is 
>for a solo puppeteer.
>
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