Saturday, October 20, 2007

Puppet implants


Once in awhile, you go a little stir crazy in the shop and you create something a little off the wall. Our latest attempt is breast implants. These implants are made of molded styrene plastic. They are aproximately 3" in diameter and 2" tall.
Used for professional ventriloquist dolls. The breasts fit our size 2T and 3T bodies or most professional size bodies made by others. 32"-42" dolls.

These lightweight implants are made so you can place the implants to your desired position. There is a 3/8" flange surrounding each breast so you can glue the implants or place them under the body fabric.

For more details go to http://www.braylu.com/VentBodies.html

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Learn by doing


There are many resources out there on how to make ventriloquist puppets. These resources range from books to videos and are for beginners to professional puppet makers.

Kenny Croes has developed a blog site where he chronicles his progress of making ventriloquist puppets. His blog site, "Vent into the mic", is interesting reading. He lets you know what he is doing, how he does it and lists his succeses and failures. You can get a real appreciation of what goes into making a puppet and the learning curve involved.

I recommend this site for all puppet and ventriloquist doll makers regardless of your skill level. You can visit Kenny's blog at http://ventintothemic.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 8, 2007

New Light weight hands for conversion puppets


Many new ventriloquist puppet makers get their start by converting Goldberger ventriloquist dolls. When they do, they like to place these heads on a larger body to allow for more hand room. Once you upgrade to a larger body, the hands then are out of proportion. We have developed hands that fit the larger bodies.

We have developed lightwieght, hollow urethane hands that are a perfect match to our 2T bodies.The hands measure 2.5" wide x 3" from finger tips to the wrist or 5.25" from finger tips to attachment. These hands are paintable to meet the skin color needs of your choice.

Visit our web site for more details at http://www.braylu.com/VentArms.html