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Just an idea that here I can find someone who has some instructions on how to build a dummy out of paper mache. I mean ventriloquists' dummy:)
Can anyone suggest anything please?

Thanks

Wojciech

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Wojciech:

Thats all I build, all my figures are paper mache.
You probably already saw my site but here is my link http://www.ventriloquistsideshow.com/

I build my heads on a clay covered armature, then cut the head in half to remove the clay.
I think I have photos on my page.

Jimmy
Your dummies look pretty well:)
Are you on my socialgroup http://ventriloquism.socialgo.com ?
If not I would like to invite you there:)

PS. Do you know any instructional book on how to build such dummies from a scratch?
I had such a book but lost it somewhere. I do not even remember the title:)
Take Care

James (Jimmy) Eisenberg said:
Wojciech:

Thats all I build, all my figures are paper mache.
You probably already saw my site but here is my link http://www.ventriloquistsideshow.com/

I build my heads on a clay covered armature, then cut the head in half to remove the clay.
I think I have photos on my page.

Jimmy
Wojciech:

Sorry I am so slow to respond.
No I don't know of any books specific to figure making in paper mache.

I work directly on top of a plastiline clay covered armature.
Then cut the head in half and remove the clay.

the two halves are layered with more paper to hold them together.
Paper clay works well to add features.

use a good wood glue, heavy paper and be patient. It takes a lot of time.
You have to add a little hear and remove a little there. To get parts to fit right.

I basically make 1/2 inch thick paper mache and carve it like wood.

Jimmy
I have found a great book (received from) by Mike Borse.
200 pages of detailed explanations on materials, methods etc.
I am on ventriloquists lists so I asked there as well:)

Thanks a lot:)

Take Care

James (Jimmy) Eisenberg said:
Wojciech:

Sorry I am so slow to respond.
No I don't know of any books specific to figure making in paper mache.

I work directly on top of a plastiline clay covered armature.
Then cut the head in half and remove the clay.

the two halves are layered with more paper to hold them together.
Paper clay works well to add features.

use a good wood glue, heavy paper and be patient. It takes a lot of time.
You have to add a little hear and remove a little there. To get parts to fit right.

I basically make 1/2 inch thick paper mache and carve it like wood.

Jimmy
Paul Winchell book on ventril0quism: Ventriloquism for fun and profit shows how to make a paper mache' head from scratch. It shows moving eyes and mouth
Modernmechanix.com Just type popsy in the search and hit enter. As far as the formula for paper mache you can't beat Ronnie Burkett. I would also suggest giving it a coat of Kiltz primer/sealer before painting it.

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