First Effort!

From Andy Williamson:

Mr. D. I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoy your daily blog. I read it daily. I just became interested in vent figures last Fall after visiting Branson. I had a vision about 3 months ago about using a vent figure in my church.

I have taught 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School for over 25 years and think this would be a great avenue for getting God's Word out in a new manner. Here is a picture of my first figure that I transformed with Magic Sculpt. I was nervous about the whole process, but I would study your pictures daily, and after much prayer I made the attempt. The wig came from Salvation Army and while he needs eyebrows, in the end I think it is okay.

I hope that some day my new vent friend and I will be able to bless others the way you do. I have not named my friend yet, and I will need to learn the art of being a ventriloquist. I know that it will take a lot of practice and patience on my part. Again, I want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You have been a blessing to me, and I know thousands of others as well.


  1. This is really good work.

  2. James Tucker4/29/2010

    fantastic! I would like to talk to you further. I ame a new ventriloquist and have made vent figures. My figure jj is on the self-built page. He is made of paper mache.

  3. Anonymous4/29/2010

    he looks fantastic, well done.
    May god continue to bless u in all u do.
    regards geoffrey

  4. Anonymous4/30/2010

    I wish i could make something that looked that good. I would love to have a doll like that.

  5. Just want to add my $5 dollar coin, no I don't how about 2 cents...If this is your first endevor , want to see what you have in the brain for 5 years from now...Wonderful work.

  6. Anonymous4/30/2010

    This is an absolutely beautiful figure. You mentioned you needed to add eyebrows but I think this figure is great without them.

  7. David Nickell5/02/2010

    That's a wonderful and very engaging figure. Unbelievable that it's your first effort. It's so very realistic-looking and so very different from other figures on the market. Truly a great and impressive job.

  8. One other question ....Is it for sale and how much?