B-100 - Figure Making Can Be Fun?!? - 200 pages! Perfect bound printed book.
"Figure Making Can Be Fun?!?' 200 pages! Numerous photos & illustrations. Includes: Proportions, Sculpting Models, Plaster Molds, Latex Molds, Silicone Molds, Casting (numerous techniques & materials), Mechanics and Animations, Painting & Body Construction (full dimensions), Wigs, Clothing and much, much, more!
This is one of the most popular Figure Making Books available, and for good reason. It is jam packed with quality figure making info. Please see customer comments below.See Table of Contents
Detailed information on the art of figure making! Shows more than one way to make molds and castings to produce quality figures. A way to make a figure without molds! Learn how to work with the materials that many top figure makers use. Learn what it takes to make quality mechanics and animations inside the head. This and more has been included inside this one volume. There are numerous photos and quality illustrations along with detailed instructions of each part of the process.
"Mike Brose's book arrived at my house today. A wonderful book. A monumental achievement. This book will be known as the authoritative work on the subject. Anyone who is interested in building figures and doesn't have this book is really missing out. The diagrams are great. Only trouble is now I don't know which way to go. I want to try it all. Congratulations, Mike for such a crowning achievement."
Al Stevens - Cocoa, FL
"I just got my copy of Mike Brose's fantastic new book on figure making. My original reason for purchasing it was as additional research for my own book (Dummy Days) on Bergen, Lewis, Nelson, Wences and Winchell, but upon looking over it I am inspired to try my hand at making a figure...NOT to perform with, just to learn first hand the ins and outs of the art. It's a great book and I can't imagine any vent oriented collection being without it. Great job, Mike!
Kelly Asbury - Los Angeles, CA - Author & Animation director at Dreamworks Studios
Review in Puppetry Journal ('Puppeteers of America'), "In its 200 pages this book ('Figure Making Can Be Fun?!?') covers all the steps involved in the creation of ventriloquist figures, from planning through, sculpting through mold making, casting, painting and finishing. What boggles the mind is the depth of the information and instruction. For every stage of production, Mr. Brose provides several alternative methods: you can sculpt in clay (several kinds) but how about wax and foam; you can make a mold in plaster (one-piece, two piece, multiple pieces) but how about silicone rubber or fiberglass. And so on. Mr. Brose deals with each process in such clear and practical detail that you quickly realize" ........ (click HERE to read the whole review)
Paul Eide - Editor of the the Puppetry Journal