Monday, February 1, 2010

Evan K. Shaw Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Tweedledee and Tweedledum up next, and once again we have some interesting details about these guys.

First, and most obvious, they are the same figure just with a stenciled name on the collar to distinguish them. This name is also applied over-glaze, like the White Rabbit's heart from yesterday. Also, most likely because of the whole "can't have a true red color" issue, their color is a little odd. In the film they sport a vivid yellow and red color scheme, but here that red has been muted down to a sort of dull maroon. I'm pretty sure this was so they could paint the majority of this figure under-glaze.


Major Pepperidge said...

Was a "true red" not possible in glazes? I'm sure I've seen at least a vivid reddish-orange. Maybe that was paint?

Matt said...

I don't know about now, but in the past there was something about red that just couldn't stand the high firing temps. So anything that was glazed and 'red' was really some other color. Even 'red' Fiestaware is really more orange. If they wanted true red, it was painted over glaze. These days there may be newer glazes that can produce true red, I just don't know.

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