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  • Giant Puppets On the Move OT

    Hi,
    Saw some fairly arge lol puppets on the move in Liverpool, The things were Giants!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...yside-17794090
    Must have taken a big ol shop to make them!
    mark

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    Originally posted by boslab
    Hi,
    Saw some fairly arge lol puppets on the move in Liverpool, The things were Giants!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...yside-17794090
    Must have taken a big ol shop to make them!
    mark
    They're made in France. The same puppets have been used for shows in Mexico and Peru, possibly also elsewhere, but in different guises. They're certainly impressive.
    I've had some marginal involvement, as a finale they are loaded onto a barge which leaves the docks & disappears into the sunset. The boat they're using is the same age as me, & has a direct-reversing Crossley 2-stroke diesel, it's one where I get called in from time to time as troubleshooter or if the regular engineer isn't available. I got the main engine running, 12 years or so ago now, after it had been laid up & neglected for at least 10 years. I had a day with the crazy French during rehearsals, & another day trying to sort some engine issues. The big departure is tomorrow, I'm working against the clock on my own boat otherwise I'd be there for the fun.

    Tim

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    • #3
      Some news pics from today:-

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...yside-17807135


      Tim

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      • #4
        These things give me the creeps!

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        • #5
          they are!, hope your engines are ok to remove the beasts!
          regards
          mark

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