Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

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Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby Richard Coombs » 16 Mar 2015, 23:42

A bit like the Tortoises on "Blue Peter" are all Punch-folk bedded down for the Winter ?

It seems very quiet on here of late.
And as usual , I would love to know what people are renovating or building for their shows right now.

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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby subsy » 17 Mar 2015, 11:24

Does having a four day break at Bluestone count as hibernating? If so, yes!
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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby lesclarke » 17 Mar 2015, 20:44

Hibernating is not such a bad idea Richard, I seem to be lacking energy, some days I can hardly open my packets of biscuits. Hope to get some brighter weather soon.

My only Punch, but not puppet, project currently is a Punch statuette I am working on.

I have seen a photo of the punch statue at the British Library, and thought it too humanised and a bit chunky, so have made mine more impish. It is based around a modified Pelham head, which I have always liked the modelling of, and especially in the smile, has a similar character to the Tenniel illustrations.

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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby Richard Coombs » 17 Mar 2015, 22:57

How absolutely charming Les .. I really love the look of him already.

He would make a wonderful bronze statue when finished.

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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby James » 22 Mar 2015, 09:35

Not Punch, but this is the puppet that's been keeping me busy recently.

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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby Chris » 22 Mar 2015, 12:53

Bubble and Squeak?
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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby bilbobaglin » 22 Mar 2015, 17:57

Fabulous Audrey II James, did you build it or operate it or both? Now there's a how to section I'd love to see. :idea:
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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby Chris » 22 Mar 2015, 21:40

Sorry, you are on the wrong website for a how to grow cabbages section.
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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby Richard Coombs » 23 Mar 2015, 17:13

Nice Photo James

Same question as Bilbo tho ...was it hired in ?
If so where from ( it looks the best set out there I think !)

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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby James » 24 Mar 2015, 10:33

Yes it was hired from a company called Accord. I've used a few different sets over the years, and this is probably the nicest, with a clever idea of two additional puppeteers, suited up with vines, either side of the main pod. But still not really built from a puppeteers' perspective, too much ply, and lots of weights at the back to counter balance it.

Still it's an improvement on the first set I used which had lots of exposed metal work ready to bruise.
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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby martinpunch » 10 Apr 2015, 21:53

I'm in full flow busy making puppet to replace the paper machine one from last year and practising
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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby johnstoate » 11 Apr 2015, 17:24

ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz.........
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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby johnstoate » 12 Apr 2015, 02:26

ZZZZZZZZzzzzzz Um, Mischief???? .... Mmmm ZZZZZZZZZZ........
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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby Miraiker » 19 Apr 2015, 12:24

While in hibernation have been playing with some different puppets and props.
I've discovered the joys of led lights to add red ones for devil eyes, green in a croc and a blue flashing light on top of a policeman's helmet to create PC Flash. I've also redesigned a sausage machine and stocks.

My favourite new toy is Hamish the Health and safety man who I have really enjoyed using.

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And with apologies to those who wear their hair like Hamish, the picture below shows what happens in the wind (in the absence of wind a slight nudge of a wire in the thumb hand).

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Re: Are all Punchfolk in Hibernation ?

Postby Chris » 19 Apr 2015, 23:15

The thing is, is it a rug or a comb-over?
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