Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Many questions I received were wanting to know what we mean by "partnering" with figure builders.
To give a little background, Braylu has worked with most of the top figure makers in the world in one way or another. Some of these builders like us to keep their names private so we honor their request. Others are very generous and will post on their blogs that they are working closely with us to help them in their efforts. Regardless of their requests, we will continue to partner with these builders to supply them "custom" and sometimes proprietary parts. These parts may include custom legs, arms, hands and even custom molds and cast heads. We will continue to supply these builders for the coming years.
Others have asked, "I am a beginning builder and I depend on your parts to help me out with my hobby".
We feel we have played a major role in getting a large number of beginning figure makers into this craft. We enjoy this segment as well but we needed to come up with a strategy that works well for what we want to do and for those wanting to pursue this craft.
The best response we have is that we will continue to sell SOME of the parts on our website to hobby or beginning figure makers. These will be more of the common parts that we continue to keep in stock for some of the professional builders. If you don't see a part you need, then you should contact us. This may lead to developing one of the "partnerships" we are looking to establish with figure makers. We can discuss some of your needs and make the decision to develop traditional or custom parts for you.
This focus we call partnerships, will allow us to focus on some of the other things we have not had time to do in the past. These include; developing new innovative parts to help streamline figure building. Getting back to making finished figures for sale and to continue building relationships with figure makers throughout the world.
Thanks for all the support and the questions. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Beginning in January of 2012, we will be winding down our part sales to the open public. The sales of parts will continue until we sell off existing inventory of specific items. Once we sell of specific items, they will no longer be available.
Our focus will change to the following.
1. Continue to service exisiting repeat customers and builders
2. Continue to do custom parts for the many builders we already service.
3. Focus on partnering with new and existing builders with special prodcuts and programs
4. Continue with our upgrade figures and get back to making professional, full size figures.
5. Expand the architectural restoration segment of our business.
As a result of this change, we will be closed from December 23rd 2011 through January 3rd 2012 for restructuring, inventory and shop maintenance.
If you are a builder and are interested in developing a partnership, I am open to discussing your ideas.
Thanks to all current and past customers and I look forward to the change.
Friday, November 25, 2011
To purchase the head go to http://www.braylu.com/head-3t-kc1/
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
On the right is a photo of a finished Uncle Earl made by Kenny.
In the meantime, we still have some heads in stock on our website. The question is will those be the last ones ever sold?
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The eye clip is now available on our web store at http://www.braylu.com.
The Eye Clip can be used with your cast or wood eyes. The clip allows you to mount your eyes within the head of your figure. The adjustment slot gives you the opportunity to make fine adjustments when positioning your eye.
Use for individual eye mounting for easier placement than using an eye tray. Perfect for figures with offset eye placement.
Shown below are some ideas on how to use the eye clip. The first 2 shows how to mount use the clip for individual eye placement.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The advantages will allow us to feature products, display new products, provide gift certificates, provide coupons and allow for bulk pricing discounts on items.
Check back on the site as we continue the updates to the products.
Friday, September 2, 2011
You can find the hands for sale on our website. We will be keep a smaller inventory on this item to start so it may require up to a 10 day lead time.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Creative Paperclay® is a unique air hardening modeling material that requires no firing in a kiln or baking in an oven. It is clean, odorless and easy to use. It feels similar to an earthen clay; however, it contains no clay in it at all! It can be sculpted, molded or shaped while it's moist and it accepts and retains fine details.
It adheres easily to wood, canvas, and most surfaces without glue! Best of all Creative Paperclay® air dries hard. No hassling with a kiln. When dried, it's similar to a soft wood. It is very lightweight and durable. It may even be carved or sanded after it has hardened.
Dried Creative Paperclay® can be painted with any kind of paint; it's just like painting on wood or paper. If you prefer, water based paint may be kneaded into the Paperclay® while it's still moist. We recommend protecting your finished projects by sealing them with a coat of lacquer or varnish.
The best part of Creative Paperclay is that it is easy to work with (no mixing of 2 components) and easy to sand resulting in a smooth model finish.
To purchase 16oz bars of the clay go to http://braylu.com/VentClay.html
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The hands size are 2" wide x 3" long from finger tips to wrist with a 5" overall length.
The best news of all is that they are priced lower than our other 2T hands. If you are building many figures, ask about our volume pricing for additional savings.
For more information go to our website’s hands page by clicking here.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Check out this short video on the steps he took making this character.
Click Here to go to the video
He also makes the hat and shoes along with PVC limbs.
This is worth the viewing.
Here are some comments from Dick..
"I'm an old USMC Drill Instructor, and I made my last dummy for this years DI Reunion at Parris Island. I'm certainly no ventriloquist, but I sure enjoyed making the dummy. You've got good products Buzz and GREAT service."
Saturday, July 16, 2011
One of the ways you can get information is to check out our FAQ page at http://braylu.com/VenFAQ.html. This page has links to other resource pages of vent builders and some download instructions.
Check it out. If you can't find the answer then we will try and direct you in the right direction.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Unfortunately for us, we believe the circuit board blew so we are unable to cast more parts until the board gets fixed. We sent the board to the manufacturer for repair but we will probably be down for a couple of weeks.
Fortunatley, we have built some inventory so we should be able to continue to supply parts while the board is out for repair.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
This code can be placed on marketing materials, including business cards to other web sites. To create a code it is easy.
1. go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com
2. Enter the specific web site and click generate.
The site will give you a QR graphic that you can use for marketing materials along with HTML code to place on your website.
For Iphone users, there is a free ap called QRReader that you can download and use to read all QR Codes.
Give it a shot. Scan the graphic we have shown to the right or create one for you.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
As a result we will be reviewing the pricing on our cast products and possibly implementing a price increase over the next month.
Pricing for the chemicals have not increased since 2008 and the raw material suppliers say the turmoil in the Middle East and recent price increases on petroleum products have put too much pressure on them so they need to raise their prices.
Our hope is not to raise prices more than 5%.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
This figure has side to side eye movement (non self centering) and mouth controls. This is in excellent, working condition. The figure is 36" tall and wears 3T clothes.
Check out this and other figures at http://braylu.com/VentDollsPro.html. If you are interested in selling your figure view this page for more details.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
It is easy. All you do is click on the link and send us your information about your figure including photos. Next, click on the PayPal button to pay the low $5.00 advertising rate.
When a person views the item and is interested, they can click on the link below your item and they will send you an email stating they are interested in purchasing your figure.
To view the site, go to http://braylu.com/VentDollsPro.html
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Recently Clinton Detweiler has mad a few characters from the Uncle Earl head that we sell on our web site. (See photos below). He has taken the Kenny Croes head and made some slight modifications from nose alterations to hair.
Below is a photo of the original Uncle Earl from Kenny.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The photos show Bosworth at the model and finished stage.
Phil writes "Here's the finished sculpture of my new character BOSWORTH a talking crow along the lines of Bob Trent's Roscoe. I am making his head on resin, but will probably make one in celluclay as well. I am looking at all the versions of the crazy brids as much as I can for the guide to the mechanics. I'll also sculpt out detailed feet and legs for him to stand on."
Below is a photo of Phil and Bosworth.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
During this process, we have discontinued some items as well.
Check out the new site at http://www.braylu.com
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
We are now offering Mr. Winkle on a full time basis. We have listed him on Ebay and on our website at our dummy heads page. Mr. Winkle comes from the Kenny Croes Collection and is perfect for 2T size bodies and accessories.
The head is 8.5" tall snd 7" wide.
For finished models of Mr. Winkle, check out Kenny Croes' website at Kenny's website