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Topic: Does anyone work on their own figures?
Message: Posted by: Carl Mustaine (Oct 25, 2010 02:05PM)
I am curious to see if anyone makes adjustments on their own figures.

I have a vintage Clinton Detweiler figure (see avatar!) who has a noisy mouth (when it shuts) and his eyes don't self centre properly and are noisy, (they look to his left).

I have spoken to Clinton Detweiler, who has offered to refurb him for me, however,I am in the UK and I am worried that I will lose him in the post, (and annoyed that I will probably have to pay a 2nd set of Customs/Duty charges!).

Having a look at various internet resources and Books etc, it does not look that these will be difficult to fix, probably some sponge or felt strategically placed inside the head and a few adjustments to the eye mechanics.

Does anyone think that this is beyond the scope of a beginner?

Thanks (yet again!) for any advice anyone can offer.

Regards

Carl
Message: Posted by: tacrowl (Oct 25, 2010 02:39PM)
Carl,
Take a look at Al Steven's blog on the Fred Project.

http://www.alstevens.com/ventriloquism/fred.html

If it looks like something you want to tackle, then go for it. The worst case scenario, you end up sending it back to Clinton!

Good luck,
Tom