Puppetry in Motion

puppets-a02I delivered the almost complete Mary Chambers automata to the Archives this morning. We need to make one small change before it is finished, the rower is at the wrong end of the boat. Oops!

Apart from that it is looking great. Dawn’s puppetry is fantastic and just look at those delicious gears!

We’re working on several models at once as we come towards the end of the first phase of the  Archive project. Colonel Rutherford is almost done, I’m just finishing off his plinth and connecting up the last of the linkages.

donkeyAfter that will be the suffragette model with Catherine Marshall. Dawn has pretty much finished the puppetry so it is down to me to bring the characters to life.
In this model the donkey (Ass-Quith, tee hee) will be sitting between Catherine, a suffragist and another character who is a suffragette. Catherine offers a carrot then the suffragette threatens a stick. Hence the angry eye brows.

Here are the various characters waiting to be brought to life. I love Catherine’s teeth!

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