Tuesday, June 29, 2010
And as you can see on my Uncle Earl figure (soon to be looking for a home... hint, hint), his eyes cross beautifully with my new trigger.
I've slowed down on my dummy-makin' recently due to a distraction with guitar playin', singin', and recordin' a new tune. Doesn't pay a dime, so hopefully I will lose interest and get back to work.
Thanks for checking up on me.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I've listed my newest little fella on the Marketplace page on Ventriloquist Central. When you get a chance, take a peek. Steve Hurst and Dan Willinger have a lot of great looking figures listed there all looking for homes. And of course, my pint-sized pal is for sale, too.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The head castings are being sold on Ebay and on the Braylu Creations website.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
(Kids, cover your ears). F&%K!
Once again I've shed blood for the cause.
My first mistake? Using flat brass that's too thick. So I went to the hardware store today and purchased some very thin flat brass. Thick enough to make a good bracket, thin enough to bend and saw more easily (and precisely, I hope). Notice I said my first mistake. I anticipate a few more if this is any indication.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
I've studied the Fred Project, Mike Brose's chapter on blinkers, and studied the instructions that came with the styrene eyelids Buzz James sent me a year or so ago. I'm experimenting with materials, spring location possibilities, and ways to make blinkers without sacrificing the crossed eyes animation (now, that's a real conundrum).
As I have done in the past, I will likely share photos and explanations and probably whine a lot as I progress (or don't). Please bear with me.