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Postby Chris » 22 Aug 2007, 13:24

A bit of self-indulgence, courtesy of Martin vdG
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Postby johnstoate » 22 Aug 2007, 18:42

Yes, Martin does do a nice 'photo, doesn't he. - Just as a point of interest Chris, Are those croc teeth wooden? - and if so, is breakage a problem? He seems a wondrous beast, very dragonesque.
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Postby johnstoate » 22 Aug 2007, 18:43

Yes, Martin does do a nice 'photo, doesn't he. - Just as a point of interest Chris, Are those croc teeth wooden? - and if so, is breakage a problem? He seems a wondrous beast, very dragonesque, I'm impressed! :)
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Postby johnstoate » 22 Aug 2007, 18:48

OOps!! :oops: - Done it again, don't know what, but can't seem to undo it! darn technology! (I mean, couldn't be me, could it :lol: )
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Postby Chris » 23 Aug 2007, 19:00

Done what John?
Please understand that most of us aren't telepathic and you need to actually write down what you mean.

As for the Croc's teeth: Yes they are wood, and no I have no trouble with breakages - well at least not over the past 30 years or so. The place where I have to make constant renewal is the top of the snout where Punch hits, and the hinge of the mouth is another weak spot.


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Postby johnstoate » 23 Aug 2007, 19:29

I see, you surprise me that the hinge is a weak spot, what actually gives? the plates or the pin? As to what I did, I'm not sure, somehow posted it when I changed a full-stop for a comma, then couldn't delete the error, result, two, almost identical postings! - oddly enough, I see Les has done the same thing on the other thread, (Kidology, I think)
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Postby Miraiker » 23 Aug 2007, 19:53

A great set of of photos Chris. There's some real character in your puppets. I like the turban on Judy.

Now the picture of Punch at the top of your proscenium, where does that come from?
We have a wooden badge on the front cloth of our beach booth which is the same but smaller. It was bought from Professor Cornelius many years ago in Covent Garden along with similar badges of Judy and a Joey.

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Postby Chris » 23 Aug 2007, 23:28

To John:

I don't think it really matters what part of the hinge on my Croc goes - I manage to keep it in service.

As for not being able to alter or delete your posting.
If you want to alter your posting there is an Edit facility. You need to click Edit.
If you want to delete the posting then click the X which is next to Edit.
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Postby Chris » 23 Aug 2007, 23:39

To Miraiker;

You can thank Geoff Felix for the headscarf on Judy. She originally had a brimmed bonnet - and Geoff saw the show when I was working a very dark venue and use a clip on overhead light. He pointed out that the bonnet's brim threw Judy's face totally in shadow. The quickest way to a temporary solution was to tie a headscarf over the bonnet. That was three years ago!
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The Punch drawing above the proscenium is my own drawing of my Punch head - however my Punch head was modelled on a line drawing in Peter Fraser's book Punch and Judy.
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Postby Miraiker » 24 Aug 2007, 00:14

Yes, I can see the similarity.
I guess that Professor Cornelius made the badges using those pictures from the book.
When we get to the beach and look, we'll probably find that they are not as alike as I imagine, but on first looking I thought they were the same.

Good idea from Geoff, the headscarf gives her attitude too.
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Postby Professor Eek » 24 Aug 2007, 13:50

Lovely 'sinister' expression on Mr Punch - I do like an 'evil' Punch - portrays his character much better if slightly 'dark'
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Postby Chris » 24 Aug 2007, 22:29

Oh dear - I do hope the kids don't find him sinister. I certainly never intended that - and it's never been taken that way before. He's meant to be reasonabl friendly.




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Postby billywand » 24 Aug 2007, 23:14

I hadn't noticed him looking sinister, till Eek mentioned it.

It may be how the photos came out. He does look a bit scary on the photo with the baby. maybe its his dark looking eyes, and the angle of his eyebrows, as he looks over the baby.

A great set of photos though, and you are quite right you can see the wind !!!!!!

P.S. Who is the little fella with the wooly hat ?
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