Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wow. Two days in a row...

I've been working on a Nerd figure for ventriloquist Wayne Carroll, who probably owns more of my figures than anyone else I can think of. He's also built a few figures from the heads I sculpted, the castings of which are sold by Braylu Creations. It's nice to have a fan.

At Wayne's request, I built the controls using a rod-and-tube control system rather than the rocker-style. And as I do with all of Wayne's figures, the eyes are different colors.

Monday, July 21, 2014


I'm often asked to create an unconventional character using one of my archetype cast heads. This one uses my full-size grouchy Mr. Winkle head. I used Photoshop to add the hair, whiskers, costume and some facial shadowing to portray an aging French nobleman. I sent it to my client to see if this is the fella he had in mind.

Sadly I missed this year's Vent Haven ConVENTion, but I enjoyed the photos posted on Facebook. Of all the performers scheduled, I'm most sorry to have missed Jim Barber. He's one of my favorites.

I'm finishing up a Nerd figure for a client. Photos will be posted.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Gender bender

If the clothes make the man, then the clothes can make the woman, too. Liz Van Dyke has given Jack (now "Danny") a new persona by putting him in a dress, pearls. bi-focals and a grey wig. So "Danny" becomes "Granny". Count 'em... Two... two... two dummies in one.