File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 496

Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:33:52 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'

Katy, Nice work on the Punch!
He reminds me of my own......who is sitting inside a box (sad).....

Mary Horsley

On Apr 28, 2009, at 5:39 AM, Katy Lloyd wrote:

> Thanks Alan, William, Alice, David and Mathieu for your responses and
> encouragement!
> 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
> suggestion!).
> 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).
> Thanks!
> Katy
> 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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