Alison is finishing the puppet of Angus McPhee as a young boy, while I'm waiting for the last of my masks of Angus to dry so it can come off the mould.
Above Alison is soldering the joint on the legs of the puppet, and she has drilled the legs in order to reduce the weight of the figure. The holes don't extend below the knee as he'll wear short trousers.
Below there's the mechanism that enables the head to move. By using a dowel inside a plastic sleeve and a secondary support wire that enables a counter-lever movement, the head can move up and down, side to side, and also look up and down (to nod, for example).