Saturday, 14 May 2022

CAMBERWICK GREEN - Some Thoughts.

 Hi....I've been thinking about a Camberwick Project for model sculpting and model making.

When it comes to sculpting I have a few options in mind. For Scale I can do figures 27mm, 30mm, 35mm or 40mm Tall....and for style I can do either Whimsical or I could do Actual People. At present I'm undecided - and even to the point where I may not do the Project at all- still undecided.
When Gordon Murray made his Camberwick Figure Puppets he used Table Tennis Balls for heads and a type of foam rubber for the costumes....after twenty years the costumes perished and it is the reason why the bulk of characters never survived - except for one Soldier Cadet Puppet in a very tatty condition.

Well- that is my news for Sunday the 15th May.
Stay well Friends. 
Cheers. KEV.


4 comments:

  1. I like the idea of "whimsical" myself Kev - close to the original figures is what I would be aiming for, if I was doing this project - the soldiers of Pippin Fort were always my favourites, even fifty years ago!

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    1. KIETH,
      Thanks- Yes, Whimsical seems to be the better choice - to get as close to the Original Gordon Murray characters. Yes- the cadet Soldiers and Pippin Fort are certainly very appealing and I can see why they'd be a favorite. Cheers. KEV.

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  2. So sad none of these models survived , whimsical style I would say .

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    1. TONY,
      Thanks- Yes, indeed Whimsical Style would be best- to get close to the characters made by Gordon Murray would be the best option. Very sad that the original character Puppets didn't survive and perished in the ravages of time. Regards. KEV.

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