Sunday, July 24, 2011

A little dental work

I am in the process of making another head mold. This one will be a full size figure from Kenny Croes.

No matter how well the figure comes to me, I always have to do a little bit of prep work to prepare it for the mold.

I will be making a core mold of the jaw on the right. In order to do so, I needed to hollow out the jaw. This will allow for the second half of the mold to fill into the mouth. This will enable the piece to be somewhat hollow, use less chemical and lighten the weight of the mouth. This was done with a rounded rasp and a Dremel.

The next process will be to fill any undercuts, do some light sanding if needed and seal the model. Once that is complete, it is off to constructing a pouring chamber and pouring the new mold.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Creating Sgt Focker

Dick Buechler created a Sgt. Focker character using the Uncle Earl head from the Kenny Croes Collection.

Check out this short video on the steps he took making this character.
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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

Need some help?

Periodically I get emails asking for more information on making ventriloquist figures. Most of the time it is very difficult to explain via email.

One of the ways you can get information is to check out our FAQ page at 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.