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I just know there's a least a couple of you, that when you saw the title of this thread, and saw who posted it, is thinking, "he's bought another figure".
Go ahead, admit it.

But no, that's not what this is about. Shortly before I took a little hiatus from my venting activities, I had carved three small figure heads (about the size of a vent doll head, maybe a little bit bigger).
It seemed to me I had sold two and kept one for myself, but I could not find the one I was supposed to have kept and was starting to think I sold that one too.
Today it turned up, found it in a trunk I keep a lot of my assorted figuremaking supplies. It was probably the most obvious place to look, so naturally, it was the last place I looked.
Found a little bonus too. I had totally forgotten that I carved a set of hands for each head as well, although one head sold without the hands (it was optional) so I have two sets of hands to choose from to use for this figure.

So here is the eventually to be Jonathon Dickens;

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All three heads only had moving mouths, though if you look at them, they look like they have moving eyes too. I thought they would have a better look if instead of just carving the eyes in the face, if I carved out the eye sockets, and fixed eyeballs in place from the inside. it also leaves me the option to go back in and add moving eyes if I feel like it later.
It will be a while yet before he gets his body though. The next few months we're going to be focusing on getting ready for, and making a major move. By the time we get settled and I get a new shop set up, it will probably be near the end of the year before he gets his body.

Here are pics of the two I sold, one I called "Mr. Brimley" because to me, he sort of looked like Wilford Brimley, and the other one I called Roy because he looked like Roy Orbison to me.

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I like Mr. Brimley. I almost expected him to try and sell me some Diabetic Testing Supplies. I would love to be able to carve, but JET is pretty carefull to keep all sharp objects hidden from me so I don't hurt myself - lol

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Hahaaa. Conrad Hartz always says there's a little bit of him in every figure he carves from cutting himself, and I know the feeling all too well.
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Congrats on finding the lost guy! I too like Mr. Brimley - he is COOL!!! (BTW - I really liked the actor Mr. Brimley in the movies "Cocoon" and "The Natural":o)
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It’s an interesting library you have.
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Thanks Capt., I was really glad to find him, he was my personal favorite of the three. If he was gone, I would have just had to carve another, but once I've made something, I'm slow to make another even for myself because there's always something else on the list of things I want to make.

Buzz, you had me going back for another look at the pictures. Looks like I had those heads propped up against my little collection of Dickens books mostly with a couple other classics showing. As I mentioned in another thread I think, Dickens is one of my favorite classics authors and why I chose that as the last name for my figures.
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On 2011-02-22 09:33, Buzz Lawrence wrote:
It’s an interesting library you have.

Quite. I did not know that the magician David Copperfield had written a biography of Charles Dickens!
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Buzz, you had me going back for another look at the pictures. Looks like I had those heads propped up against my little collection of Dickens books mostly with a couple other classics showing. As I mentioned in another thread I think, Dickens is one of my favorite classics authors and why I chose that as the last name for my figures.



Are you sure you just weren’t attempting to impress with your intellect?

I will be taking Dan’s head to the The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco this afternoon to snap a few shots and post it here as the head I left behind the picture in my den and forgot about. LOL
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Does reading Dickens signify intellect? I didn't know. All this time I thought I read his books because I liked them.
But to balance it out, the next time I take a picture, I'll put whatever in front of my collection of Andy Capp paperbacks.
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Better yet, take the photo with the how to build, repair, assemble and collect stuff, books I’m sure you own
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Material on building figures, I can cover that, I gathered a pretty good collection when I first got interested in figuremaking, and of course if you can build them, you can assemble and repair them. Books on collecting, the only one I have is about Pelham puppets which I've always liked.
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If I tried to read a book on repairing or building a project, I’d probably suffer a paper cut turning pages and bleed to death.
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Hahaaa, there you go, that's the first step, because I think it's darn near impossible to carve something without sharing a little bit of blood with it.
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When I was a young boy in the middle of the last century, my friends and I would watch Lone Ranger and John Wayne movies, where we saw it was normal procedure to be good friends and become blood brothers.

I am blood brothers with least 3 of my boyhood friends.

Now times are different..

Miss the good old days
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So does that make me blood brothers with any dummies I carve (never mind jumping on how easy I made it to take a shot). Smile

Of course these days, becoming blood brothers with someone could open you up to catching a hundred different diseases - it's safer to become blood brothers with a dummy.
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On 2011-02-23 22:43, blueshawk1 wrote:
So does that make me blood brothers with any dummies I carve (never mind jumping on how easy I made it to take a shot). Smile


When you craft a figure that you admire, you have your heart in it and your blood is a byproduct of your devotion
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Oh! That was good.
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It would seem to me that for hard figures we should not have to ask each other who made a figure, but rather just perform DNA testing on the blood evidence. Thank goodness that soft is not quite as bloody.

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For many carved figures, yes, DNA identification of it's carver could often work.
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Doesn't DNA stand for "Dang Nasty Abrasion"?

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