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Postby Tony James » 13 Nov 2007, 04:06

I'm looking for two glove puppets which would pass as attractive rather than caricature females - just an idea and an experiment at the moment.

As they will be redressed the dress condition isn't important. In fact, just a couple of heads might be suitable.

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Postby johnstoate » 13 Nov 2007, 12:33

Just a thought Tony, But have you considered using ordinary doll heads and converting them to puppets? - There are some quite cheap composition head dolls around which might suit your purposes.
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Postby Chris » 13 Nov 2007, 13:21

It might help if you gave an idea of the size puppet heads you are seeking Tony.
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Postby Tony James » 14 Nov 2007, 15:40

Dear me Chris. What size? That's getting a bit technical isn't it? Normal, usual size. Not too big. Not too small. Medium.

Do you know, in 35 years I've never measured a head. Anyway, this isn't Punch though these heads are wood. They seem to be around 4 inches from chin to top of head and 3 1/2 inches from ear to ear.

I suppose now I should go into my Punch bag and measure all that lot too. I've never thought about this before but when I see other figures I'm usually instinctively aware if they are bigger or smaller than my Tickner figures.

People say that Tickner figures are on the small side and yet I've a number of supplementaries - Bryan Clarke, Tony Green, Joe Parsonage - and whilst I've never measured any of them they don't appear to be noticeably larger or indeed any different sizewise to the Tickners.

Perhaps I should measure them all and surprise myself!
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Postby Tony James » 14 Nov 2007, 15:42

John - that's a good idea depending on the strength of material. I'll take a look.

It also leads on to a technical thought which I'll post in the Workshop.

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Postby johnstoate » 14 Nov 2007, 15:50

No problem Tony, - If you want to strenghthen hollow heads a good method is to fill them with expanding foam, reduces the 'give' without appreciably increasing the weight, whilst still allowing for finger holes!!
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Postby Chris » 14 Nov 2007, 17:04

Dear me Chris. What size? That's getting a bit technical isn't it? Normal, usual size


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Postby Tony James » 14 Nov 2007, 18:16

When I expanded the pic a line of text appears which is not in the message above.

"Chosen for standard size rather than beauty."

Well, I agree the two at the front are characterful but the two behind are very attractive. Wouldn't you agree?

If i ended up with two which looked as good as that I'd be very pleased.
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