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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 07:32:27 »
Cellos are much smaller. I always considered Playmobil's 'violin' to be a viola because of the sizing.  ;)

 :-[  I had no idea.... It's kinda like the "ducks" (all ducks to me), I guess..
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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2020, 07:49:23 »
:-[  I had no idea.... It's kinda like the "ducks" (all ducks to me), I guess..

Cellos are the ones where the player is sitting down and the instrument is between their knees.
I don't think PM would ever intentionally make a viola. Violas are the unloved instrument of the orchestra. But klickies can't bend their elbows, so the instrument is proportionally larger (i.e. viola sized).

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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2020, 08:21:34 »
Cellos are the ones where the player is sitting down and the instrument is between their knees.
I don't think PM would ever intentionally make a viola. Violas are the unloved instrument of the orchestra. But klickies can't bend their elbows, so the instrument is proportionally larger (i.e. viola sized).

Yes, a lot of playmostuff has silly sizes, when "translated" to ours... Well.. starting with the klickys, right :)

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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 09:03:53 »
Yes, a lot of playmostuff has silly sizes, when "translated" to ours... Well.. starting with the klickys, right :)

Too true. Their heads!  :lol:

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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2020, 12:45:13 »
Cellos are the ones where the player is sitting down and the instrument is between their knees.

Sir Thomas Beecham (English conductor) once reprimanded a lady cellist thus:
"Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands and all you can do is scratch it."

Apart from the length and weight, one reason you can't play a 'cello under your chin like a violin is because it has a ruddy great spike in the bottom!
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 13:01:34 »
Sir Thomas Beecham (English conductor) once reprimanded a lady cellist thus:
"Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands and all you can do is scratch it."

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 14:18:52 »
Those Bell-boy soldiers are too cute!

I also absolutely love the Asian lady - she looks so pretty.

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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2020, 14:20:06 »
Those Bell-boy soldiers are too cute!

Thank you :)

I also absolutely love the Asian lady - she looks so pretty.

Yes, she is beautiful. A wonderful figure from playmobil  :love:
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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2020, 09:25:00 »

Apart from the length and weight, one reason you can't play a 'cello under your chin like a violin is because it has a ruddy great spike in the bottom!

The spike is retractable. I have a very large friend, a fellow violist, who decided to try it back in high school (because teenagers  ::)). It was awkward but doable (for him at least, he's a giant).

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Re: 70159 + 70160 Figures 16
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2020, 10:45:03 »
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That I would love to see!
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)