My partner and webmaster, Steve Hurst, has been working on Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady’s ventriloquist figure, “Rocky”. If you recall, he got damaged during one of her flights.
Steve decided to chronicle his work on fixing Rocky and this is his first installment.
As you should know (if you’re a regular reader), Miss Arkansas, Alyse Eady had a traveling mishap with ventriloquist figure “Rocky” (if you’ve missed the story behind this you can check it out here: http://stevehurstwebsite.com/miss-arkansas-and-ventriloquist-alyse-eady-to-use-charlie-dawg/ )
Rocky was the ventriloquist figure I loaned her back in May of 2010 so she could use him in the Miss Arkansas pageant (which of course she won) and used him in the Miss America pageant (where she was first runner-up).
Actually we’ve worked out a deal and now Rocky is her ventriloquist figure. So, when she had the traveling mishap, I offered to fix him up for her.
I’ve already started working on Rocky, but thought I would show you some “before” pictures so you get a better idea of what happened to him. Don’t worry, even though to some the pictures of Rocky look pretty bad, when I’m finished, I’ll have him looking like new.
Next up you’ll see how I started by gluing him back together, applied wood putty to all the cracked or broken areas and started the sanding process.
Keep checking back for more updates on Rocky’s progress.
Thanks, Steve. It will be fun to watch his progress.
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
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Just curious, from what material was the head cast?
Bob…sorry, sometimes I think everyone already knows the story…..it’s an old Bill Anderson head that’s made out of wood putty.