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TheTableTopTrixta
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Hi there!

Im looking for a someone who could build a sideshow which I have found in a Gamage's of London catalogue which I have from 1894.

The illusion is 'Blue Birds victim'

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

any builders that specialize in this area?

Kind Regards

Ash
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I can build almost anything with enough time, but am not familiar with this one.
Have any pics or links?
TheTableTopTrixta
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Pic sent mate, but its from the original catalogue 1894, hope it comes out!
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Ah! Blue Beard's victim! The pirate not the birdie...The head on sword chair.
I am familiar with it, but do not have the plans. Someone on here made on a while back... Hrmmm...
Here is a link to the plans-
http://hamiltonholtinc.stores.yahoo.net/headonsword.html
Not a terribly difficult build.
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I like how the e-plans are $10 more than the paper ones, cuz, y'know, the extra cost of bytes.
~Les S. Moore, The Dapper Dipper
Swami Yomahmi and Cheeky Monkey Sideshow

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Lol blue bird! *** predictive text!
Todd Robbins
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If I remember correctly, those plans are a bit flawed. There was a builder who corrected those plans and built this illusion right. I'll look and see if I can find this information.
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Viola!

http://www.bigheadstudio.com/toppage62.htm

The guy who runs this company is Scott and he is a nice guy. Tell him I sent you.

Todd
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Scott does beautiful work!
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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The pictures of the chair Scott built look great!

Mark.
handa
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I found some really interesting things when I searched for "blue bird's victim" though. Mostly anime/gaming related.
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Plans for the DECAPITATED PRINCESS can be found on E bay

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRILL-CARNIVAL-PLAN-......18777d0f
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By the way, I have plans to someday do this illusion along with a head-drop style guillotine. It's a nice combination and had been used in an old carnival show called "Death by Guillotine" It is feature in A. W. Stencell's Grind Show book.
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Ward and Chris used that combination, a couple of years ago.
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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Yes they did
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Brill's plans were certainly charming and filled with inspiration but were, for the most part, not buildable without a boat load of re-engineering. Smile
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The Brill sketches had a certain "primitive" appeal.
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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