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.


Anonymous 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!