File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 490

Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:39:38 +0100
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'

Thanks Alan, William, Alice, David and Mathieu for your responses and
Although I do like the gnarled and battered look of performing Punches, my
chap will be more a decorative piece or toy, since I have no puppeteering
troupe (woe is me). Although I'm planning to perform him on video for a
project, he won't need to be quite as solid as the 'real thing'. I'll follow
your tip with the laquer David, thankyou! I was going to make the paper
mache pretty thick, since I only need space for a couple of fingers inside
his head.
Regarding the small cranium, I thought his face would look more appealing if
it were more cartoony, and also I think it exaggerates his moon-like
profile. I haven't given it any detail since I want to give him a big floppy
hat, like the adorable puppet in this video:
I hadn't actually thought yet how to connect the hat to the head, but I
think I'll go for the drilling/sewing technique (thanks Alice for the

I've got to do a bit of work over the next few days, but I'll post up
progress photos as soon as I make some (..progress).



p.s: theres still time to add other comments/ suggestions if you so desire


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:12 AM, <> wrote:

> I saw that as well, but I always either staple-gun or nail hats on; or on
> occasions, screw, or drill then sew them on.
> Cheers,
> Alice
> In a message dated 4/27/2009 8:31:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> Some  people will argue that it doesn't matter, if your Punch will have a
> hat,  but from experience, I know too small a cranium makes it difficult to
> install a hat, even with  glue.
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