I received a Howie Olsen head from Bill in Texas. He asked if I could repair him. After talking with him, we decided to turn her into a "church lady" someone who doesn't practice what she preaches.
This particular Howie head was made of plaster. It is very thick yet not too durable. Apparently, he had an accident and that was his reason for coming to Gepetto's Workshop.
As you can see in the pictures, his face is cracked in about three different places. The first thing I did was glue his fractures and bind him until he dried.
I then removed his Iris' as they were old and scratched. Then I went to work with my magic sculpt. I sealed around the areas that weren't sturdy to give them better durability and sculpted a new face. After she dries, I will sand and paint her and then add moving eyebrows.
Here are some pictures of the process so far. Have a good week. As always, if you have any questions about ventriloquism or figure making, please email me at email@example.com. If I have the answer I will gladly help you. If I don't, I will point you in the right direction to find it.