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Spitting Image Puppet Restoration
This Prince Charles model head is an original piece made by the Spitting Image team for exhibition purposes. It is made with exactly the same method as the puppets, therefore prone to the same deterioration.
As with the Michael Caine head, the head was very rotten, with very bad cracks and large areas of broken rotten foam. It was a painstaking process to rebuild these areas as it takes several layers of specialist materials which needed to dry naturally and could not be force heated.
There were several areas with cracking, which left unattended would lead to futher deterioration. I carefully sealed and repainted these areas to protect against larger cracks developing in the future. The main focus was to I rebuild his nose, forehead, ears and neck area.
As always I restored Prince Charles to be sympathetic to its authentic condition, maintaning the original features and paint work and ageing the restored areas appropriately.