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Topic: Newest Arrival
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 29, 2011 03:37PM)
A Brant Gilmer creation, inspired by Ray Guyll, "Farnsworth."

[img]http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9971/gusaa.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9757/gusbb.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Oct 29, 2011 05:06PM)
Congratulations, Donald. He looks terrific--inside and out.

Bob
Message: Posted by: marshalldoll (Oct 29, 2011 05:07PM)
You can call Brandt's mechanics " A THING OF BEAUTY " !Very nice.
Dan
http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Oct 29, 2011 05:21PM)
Nice!
Congrats!
It looks so nice inside, he even paints the interior, which makes sense. If I bought a Gilmer, I never would have seen that, I don't open up a head unless I got to, to fix something.
Message: Posted by: Steve at The Dummy Shoppe (Oct 29, 2011 07:32PM)
Donald,

His mechanics are so clean that it is only speculation as to what controls he has. Any hints?

Steve

http://www.thedummyshoppe.com
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 29, 2011 09:42PM)
Gus, kept stumbling about the house, so I took him to the eye doctor. This is how he came out of the office.

[img]http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/3650/gusglasses.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 29, 2011 09:43PM)
Only animation I got for the figure; moving mouth and eyebrows.
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Oct 29, 2011 09:48PM)
Very nice figure...:)
Message: Posted by: Kyle Scribner (Oct 29, 2011 10:47PM)
Fantastic looking figure Donald, congrats. What is Gilmer's current wait time on figures?
Message: Posted by: Kyle Scribner (Oct 29, 2011 10:47PM)
Fantastic looking figure Donald, congrats. What is Gilmer's current wait time on figures?
Message: Posted by: KeithS (Oct 30, 2011 02:16AM)
An amazing creation, to be sure!
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Oct 30, 2011 05:46AM)
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On 2011-10-29 22:43, creativemac wrote:
Only animation I got for the figure; moving mouth and eyebrows.
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So you ordered this figure from Gilmer?
I remember the Guyll figure, somewhere on my too many CDs full of pictures, I know I have pictures of that one somewhere.
As Kyle asked, how long did you have to wait for it?
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 30, 2011 08:15AM)
I ordered him at 2010 conVENTion, and work was to start Spring 2012. However, due to two orders being cancelled Brant was able to start work earlier (Aug 2010) and it was completed Oct 2010.
Message: Posted by: manal (Oct 30, 2011 08:39AM)
Very nice Donald. Congratulations on your good luck. From a 2 year wait to delivery now. Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket :)
Very nice looking figure.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Oct 30, 2011 08:39AM)
Do you mean 2011?
Anyway, you lucked out that a couple cancelled and you got your figure done sooner.
That would be the hardest part for me, waiting. I've only had one figure made for me, I forget how long it took, but the wait was made easier because the maker was also a friend I chatted with daily and he kept me constantly updated.
Message: Posted by: CaptKirk (Oct 30, 2011 11:39AM)
CONGRATS!! Great looking figure you have adopted!
Message: Posted by: kidshowvent (Oct 30, 2011 02:51PM)
Great looking vent figure, Donald. Are you starting your own Vent Haven Museum? :)

Mark

markwade@kidshowvent.com
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 30, 2011 03:30PM)
Oooop, I wrote the wrong dates. This was not a Selberg delivery. Work started August 2011 and was completed October 2011. THREE months to complete. How's that for delivery and a custom figure.
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 30, 2011 03:34PM)
No Mark, I CAN'T compete against the BEST there is.
Message: Posted by: Bluesman (Oct 30, 2011 03:50PM)
Great looking vent figure.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Oct 30, 2011 05:12PM)
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On 2011-10-30 16:30, creativemac wrote:
Oooop, I wrote the wrong dates. This was not a Selberg delivery. Work started August 2011 and was completed October 2011. THREE months to complete. How's that for delivery and a custom figure.
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The question is, is the order date right - was it the convention of 2010 or 2011 when you placed the order?
Three months for him to start it, have it done and delivered is great.
But if it was the 2010 convention when you placed the order, then it means you've been waiting a year and four months for it. Me, that would make me crazy, probably not so bad for you as you've been buying other figures in that time to keep you occupied. :)
Message: Posted by: marshalldoll (Oct 30, 2011 05:57PM)
Brandt has a wait of almost 2 years. You give him a deposit of $100.00 for placement on his list then when he gets to you you pay half the price of the figure and then the balance upon completion. The wait time for Brandt's work is usually about 3 months it is just getting to you that takes the time.
Dan
http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Oct 30, 2011 08:03PM)
I think I'm glad I will never be ordering another figure made for me. I understand that's the way it is, always has been that way, and I TOTALLY understand why it is - but it still wouldn't keep it from making me crazy waiting so long.
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 30, 2011 09:42PM)
To clear up my error, I placed the order in July 2010 at the conVENTion. As Dan, says, Brant's waiting period is about 2 years. The waiting time he gives you is PRETTY accurate. He was scheduled to start on my figure, Spring of 2012. He was able to start on the figure early because of cancellations. Still, I had to wait 15 months. Well, worth the wait.

Was the wait hard, YES. But if you want a figure by a specific builder then that is something that has to be endured. The problem and frustration comes in, when the builder gives you a timeframe and doesn't live up to it. Can things happen, yes!! But, how do you explain a delay of 6 months and more. A builder is well aware of how long it takes them personally, to build/make each figure and should not take on more than they can realistically do in that timeframe. I personally, know one other person that Brant built a figure for, and was RIGHT on schedule for when he said he would start.

I give Brant, two thumbs up, for living up to his word.

Want a great figure, give me a call.
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Oct 30, 2011 10:14PM)
My head hurts trying to get the dates right...
Message: Posted by: Kyle Scribner (Oct 30, 2011 11:16PM)
Thank you guys for the info!
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 30, 2011 11:41PM)
Kyle, if you go for one please do show it.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Oct 31, 2011 04:24AM)
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On 2011-10-30 22:42, creativemac wrote:
I give Brant, two thumbs up, for living up to his word.
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That is what I have always heard about him (in addition to his figures being excellent).
Message: Posted by: Chuck Lyons (Oct 31, 2011 06:51AM)
Talk about waiting what about Finis, I think he had the longest waiting time ever.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Oct 31, 2011 07:42AM)
I thought Selberg pretty much held the record for that (I don't know that for a fact, it's just the impression I've gotten over the years).