Thursday, January 14, 2010

Terry is finished!





I was contacted by an Australian ventriloquist and was asked to make something a little different than the usual pug nosed cheeky boy. I used the nose style that Bill Nelson has used on several of his figures.
I gave him a pronounced brow and a pointed chin but kept with the cheeky by smile. Here's what I came up with.
I used two sleeved bars for the strings to travel on instead of pulleys. I like this better because the strings can't come out of the track. They travel freely and can't tangle. It also gives them much more longevity.
I used sleeves and rods for the eye control and eyebrow control and levers for the mouth and blinkers only. Much more hand freedom this way.

3 comments:

黑色星期五 said...

快樂是你與生俱來的權力,它不應該取決於你完成什麼。 ..................................................

FrankenBarry said...

Hi, Steve! Wow, your work is amazing! I'm thinking I may need to take up ventriloquism, so I have a good excuse to buy one of your creations!

I'd like to do a blog post that links back to you... do you have a photo of one of your dummies that I could post?

Everyone here in Denver is keeping your Dad, and family in our thoughts.

Mat said...

this is kind of cool if u know what im saying!