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Posted by rockpainterx, on 2006-10-06 11:38:27

TIE DOWNS Ray Harryhausen's The Tortoise and the Hare

I was watching the DVD of Ray Harryhausen's fairytales and during the making of The Tortoise and the Hare (Special Features section) there was no mention of Tie Downs. And after watching very closely..I could not see any holes in the floor of the set or any trace of tie downs. Does anyone know how this was done? Also is there any way to Flock a puppet without the use of an expesive Electrostatic Flocking Gun? Thanks, Mark (rockpainterx)



Posted by Strider, on 2006-10-06 18:35:00

There was at least one mention of a tie-down. I remember they showed the bicycle, which made very clever use of a single tie-down. Aside from that I'm sure they used standard tie-downs.

Posted by Sock Puppet, on 2006-10-07 15:15:01

yes the tie downs were standard. Just love and care put into eliminating remnants of tie down holes. Most set tops were plaster. Plaster is rather easy to fill in, or fill and paint over if needed. flocking can be done without the gun, but i have never done it. Ask the Screen-Novelty boys.

Posted by Nick H, on 2006-10-09 04:12:51

Google "flocking gun". There seem to be cheap cardboard flocking guns now.