At this point in my career, I don't often have opportunity to work with a figure that is older than I am, but this was one. Very special. I thought I was finished...although in reviewing the before and after pictures I believe I need to return to my paints tomorrow and paint the upper lip fuller. Otherwise, Renee, he's ready to come home.


  1. Anonymous1/20/2011

    I have noticed you use the faux fur for hair quite often, rather than wigs. Is this easier to manage and upkeep? The shorter styles for male figures do look quite realistic. What do you use for the females? I have usually been partial to the wig type, but am seeing the ease of upkeep in suitcases quite advantageous. Thanks for the workmanship you produce. Wes

  2. Wigs of Faux fur are definitely easier to maintain that a true wig, yes. Less costly, too. The wig on this figure, however, is a custom made "human hair type" wig. From 1969-1974 I ordered wigs custom made for each of the figures I built. The Wigs were made by Meyer Jacoby & Sons, NY. (I don't know if they are still in business or not.) I still have a few wigs from that era, and happened to have one that fit this head perfectly. You see the result.

  3. A real nice job on Mack.