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If you go here,you'll see that it's all made with paper mache.
If you go to the two links,you can see samples of my work with a mache base and apoxie sculpted details.
I am not even a sculptor.
I've briefly described my method in the above posts
http://frankiemalachi.com/vent-figures/
http://frankiemalachi.com/marionette/
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On 2011-01-14 00:54, Mr. Pitts wrote:
Doug, the glue is an ingredient in papier mache. If I were to build a figure from scratch, I would definitely use papier mache.

I wasn't worried about a lot of people having a figure like mine because I work locally and regionally only, and even though I know there are a lot of Brose kit figures out there, I've never seen another one around here. I don't actually see many in ConVENTion photos either. Plus, if you think about it, lots of people have Poyners, Loviks, Selbergs etc.. few of them custom, many exactly alike, and it doesn't seem to be an issue.


If I were building from scratch, for me, it would either be magic sculpt or wood. I've done both with my preference leaning towards wood, but then I enjoy woodcarving otherwise as well. As soon as I get my workshop reorganized, I'm planning on carving myself a new figure.

As far as having a figure like other people have, you're right, there are a lot of others out there that are from the same makers that look pretty much basically alike and it's not an issue. Really, the only time I see it being an issue for someone is if they going outside their local area, traveling and performing and especially if aiming towards the "big time", then I can see the importance of having a unique looking figure that doesn't look like everyone else's.
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Man there is so much great advice on this thread,and all of it is INVALUABLE. It's going to take me a while to sort through it all, but you guys are heaven sent. Now if I only had the money....
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It won't cost you a lot of money to make one.Clay is relatively inexpensive,paper is easily accessible and free.Glue is cheap.Sculpting tools can be found around the house like a scrap piece of wood,a pencil,a penknife,etc...
All is takes is time and creativity.I am making two more vent figures and taking my leisure time to work on it.
The first step is usually the tougest step.So go fer it!
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I understand what you are saying, but as of the moment I am unemployed. I'm behind in my mortgage trying to keep the banker foreclosure sharks at bay. Struggling to keep the lights and heat on in my house. Even a few cents right now for me is like a million dollars.

But I can dream!
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Doug, I hope this new year brings you some relief, but in the meantime, you can just store all this info away for when the time comes you are able to try your hand at building your own figure.
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Believe me, I'm saving this thread.
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