We Remember The Magic Café We Remember
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » I'm a real boy! » » Vent Family Group Photo (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4~5~6~7 [Next]
Steve at The Dummy Shoppe
View Profile
Elite user
479 Posts

Profile of Steve at The Dummy Shoppe
Warning to Blueshawk & Donald,

You should have sent the photos out on PM's to everyone but Dan. Now he will be staying awake nights to try and figure out how to talk you into selling your figures to him so he can add them to the Ventriloquist Central collection. - lol

Steve
http://www.thedummyshoppe.com
Dickens & Dave
View Profile
Inner circle
North Central Florida
1813 Posts

Profile of Dickens & Dave
I think I'm safe, nothing really special about mine other than being special to me.
http://dickensndave.bravehost.com/index.html



"Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest."
creativemac
View Profile
Special user
Tampa, FL
834 Posts

Profile of creativemac
I'm safe, Dan doesn't know where I live.
:)
Donald Woodford

"Invite a Dummy, to your next function."
http://www.woodynfriends.com
Howie Diddot
View Profile
Inner circle
San Francisco & Los Angeles California
3268 Posts

Profile of Howie Diddot
Quote:
On 2011-01-24 01:07, blueshawk1 wrote:
Since I have no plans to purchase any more figures,
(btw, please notice, the thread does not say "my" vent family group photo - just "vent family group photo", so hopefully others will post some group photos also)

So here they are, "The Dickens Family";


You may not be planning to purchase more figures, at least buy Dagwood a pair of shoes LOL.

I looked at my Vent room and I think I have enough to take a family picture

So stay tuned for a photo
Eddie Garland
View Profile
Inner circle
Hells Kitchen, New York City
4190 Posts

Profile of Eddie Garland
This IS so fun! I love seeing all these figures in group photos.

Dan should maybe publish a calendar.
marshalldoll
View Profile
Special user
554 Posts

Profile of marshalldoll
I have thought about doing a calendar. I just don't know who would print and spiral bind it for me to be able to make it cost effective. I wouldn't want to have to charge a lot for it.
Dan
http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Howie Diddot
View Profile
Inner circle
San Francisco & Los Angeles California
3268 Posts

Profile of Howie Diddot
Quote:
On 2011-01-26 19:48, marshalldoll wrote:
I have thought about doing a calendar. I just don't know who would print and spiral bind it for me to be able to make it cost effective. I wouldn't want to have to charge a lot for it.
Dan
http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com


Dan, you can purchase a spiral, or comb binding machine

Take a number of photos of your figures, as many as you want.

Number them in catalog format

Advertise it as a personal calendar, you can offer your catalog numbered photos, or have monthly templates and drag customer’s photo into template

And assemble it to the customer’s specifications

Then print out on a color lazer printer; 6 pages 2 sided, equal 12 pages.

Reserve 1 page cover for buyer’s name and photo

Back cover blank

Bind it ship it

So easy, even a Ventriloquist can do it
Steve at The Dummy Shoppe
View Profile
Elite user
479 Posts

Profile of Steve at The Dummy Shoppe
Dan,

I have a binding/comb machine. They are only about $100.00 and the combs are about $.30 ea. Office Depot or Staples either one will stock them. They are known as a "pun-bin" machine or punch/bind.

Steve
http://www.thedummyshoppe.com
Bob Baker
View Profile
Inner circle
1104 Posts

Profile of Bob Baker
Here's my crew. The Hartz is unnamed because he became available, and I grabbed him. Don't know how/if I'll use him in performance except as a back-up for Oscar. "Old Bob" has an interesting back story. I wanted to do a performance piece in which my current self would be talking to my older self 25 years from now. So I sent Bill Nelson a photo of myself. First he aged me in a drawing, and then he created the figure around the drawing. Interestingly, he's the most life-like of all the characters, I think. Oscar was originally and "Ole" from the Finis & Co. catalogue. He is over 40 years old. About 5 years ago, he needed some repair work. I sent him to Ray Guyll, who did an incredible make-over on him. Archie, a besotted Cockney, is the character I'm currently developing. I got dialect training so I could do a proper Cockney accent (not like Dick Van Dyke in "Mary Poppins"!!), and audiences really seem to like him. Bill Nelson told me that Archie is, to date, the favorite of all the figures he's created. (Maybe he says that to all the vents?)

OK, you other guys get your families up there!

Bob

Click here to view attached image.
Bob Baker
View Profile
Inner circle
1104 Posts

Profile of Bob Baker
OK. How did you guys get the photos into the body of your posts, not as an "attached image?"
""
Steve at The Dummy Shoppe
View Profile
Elite user
479 Posts

Profile of Steve at The Dummy Shoppe
Good looking bunch Bob. Thanks for sharing. BTW lets find a way to meet in July. Would love to talk.

Steve
www.thedummyshoppe
Howie Diddot
View Profile
Inner circle
San Francisco & Los Angeles California
3268 Posts

Profile of Howie Diddot
Quote:
On 2011-01-26 22:39, Bob Baker wrote:
OK. How did you guys get the photos into the body of your posts, not as an "attached image?"
""


Bob;

To find out how to insert the photo into the post…

It’s like a magic trick, you need to take the oath of secrecy, then purchase the trick and get the DVD
Dickens & Dave
View Profile
Inner circle
North Central Florida
1813 Posts

Profile of Dickens & Dave
Getting pictures in the post is easy.
I use Photobucket, once I upload the pictures there, there are boxes underneath, one with the direct link for the picture, one with html code, and one with the img code - I just copy and paste the img code in my post and wah-lah - there's a picture in my post.
http://dickensndave.bravehost.com/index.html



"Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest."
Matt_24
View Profile
Loyal user
208 Posts

Profile of Matt_24
Great collections everyone!

Don, you're going to have as many as Willinger if you keep it up.

Bob - love your collection! I'm a big NELSON fan....so those are right up my alley.

Great thread!!
Bob Baker
View Profile
Inner circle
1104 Posts

Profile of Bob Baker
Thanks, Dave. Let's see if this works:

Image


I guess it did!
Dickens & Dave
View Profile
Inner circle
North Central Florida
1813 Posts

Profile of Dickens & Dave
Ha! Success!

BTW, I was so busty posting the instructions, I forgot to mention - great photo (especially now that it's bigger).
But you know, I think that Hartz looks kind of out of place with those older figures, I think he should come stay and keep my Hartz company. 8^)
http://dickensndave.bravehost.com/index.html



"Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest."
tacrowl
View Profile
Inner circle
Maryland
1633 Posts

Profile of tacrowl
Bob, my mouth dropped on the Old Bob mention. I had Mary Ann do a baby puppet for me and he didn't work out exactly as envisioned. I toyed with the idea of "If I could go back in time and give myself advice..." and was going to make the baby - me. The material revolved around the baby then wanting to commit suicide after seeing how life would turn out. I think I will shelve that now.
Tom Crowl - Comedy Ventriloquist

ComedyVentriloquist.com

Learn-Ventriloquism.com

Image
Bob Baker
View Profile
Inner circle
1104 Posts

Profile of Bob Baker
That's very funny, Tom. We had similar, if opposite ideas. The ideas for this figure have come slowly. The first joke was easy. Bill made him without teeth, so I would ask him, "What happened to your teeth?" His response: "Start flossing." Also some jokes about my 7 kids. But I want it to be both funny and wistful. Getting the tone right is as important as the jokes. Taking him out of his case for the photo has inspired me to try writing for him again.

Bob
ColinDymond
View Profile
Special user
Gloucestershire, England
675 Posts

Profile of ColinDymond
The Bill Nelson figures look great. Are they as good to work with?
Bob Baker
View Profile
Inner circle
1104 Posts

Profile of Bob Baker
The Nelson/Lavender figures (Bill Nelson sculpts, paints; Dan Lavender does the mechanics) are terrific. Honestly, the "Old Bob" figure on which Bill did both does not have as good mechanics. OK, but not stellar. Dan's are stellar. You can see simples of his work at his website http://dlavender.com/. I'm proud that he features 2 of my figures.

Bob
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » I'm a real boy! » » Vent Family Group Photo (0 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4~5~6~7 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.15 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL