Quisto question

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Quisto question

Postby jtaylor-94 » 30 Nov 2016, 18:10

Hi there, I hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Just a couple of questions regarding Quisto puppets.

When making P&J figures, did he exclusively use glass eyes? Or was this something he began using at a certain point in time?

All the pictures of his figures I've encountered have them with glass eyes but I thought I'd check with you all.

If anyone does know of some figures with carved eyes, I'd very much like to see them!

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Jordan (:
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Re: Quisto question

Postby Chris » 02 Dec 2016, 22:30

No Quisto didn't only use glass eyes. Nor did he only carve his puppets. He was also a master of papie-mache.
Some of his Punch figures are quite crude (probably his early work) and I suppose anyone changes their style and their ability over a lifetime.
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Re: Quisto question

Postby jtaylor-94 » 03 Dec 2016, 20:56

Thank you Chris, that's helpful! I had no idea about him working in paper mache, very interesting (:
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Re: Quisto question

Postby Chris » 03 Dec 2016, 23:06

He is particularly known for his papie-mache work, notably his crocodiles and dragons.
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David Wilde and Geoff Felix exploring a Quisto Dragon!
Gives you an idea of the size.

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The Beadle and Policeman do not have glass eyes.
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Re: Quisto question

Postby jtaylor-94 » 04 Dec 2016, 18:22

Thank you Chris. I have seen that dragon before, it's certainly very impressive! The bottom picture is new to me however, I very much appreciate this example (:
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Re: Quisto question

Postby Chris » 05 Dec 2016, 00:21

His crocodiles where quite similar to his dragons, slightly less elaborate. But they weren't all as big as my brute. But his mouth (and tongue) movement was mechanically ingenious.
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