Click on photos below to see our customer's figures they made with our cast dummy parts. Most of them have more than one photo. You can also 'Click' for Comments that our customers have made.
Making a ventriloquist figure using the Mike Brose Sparky casting was a simple and rewarding experience. The quality and attention to detail surpassed my expectations. The kit is simple enough that a beginner can create a professional figure with a little work, and versatile enough that a experienced builder can customize and make it a totally new work of art. This is the third ventriloquist figure I've built, and I'm proud of the results. Using the Fred Project as a guide, as well as Mike's book Figure Making can be Fun?!? as well as drawing upon my past experiences, this build came together professionally and in a reasonable amount of time. It was an absolute joy to work with and I look forward to future builds using puppetandprops.com products. Thanks again, Jeff Duckworth
Hello Mike. Here is a picture of "Shasa". She was built from your "E" head cast and your body parts. She has self-centering moving eyes and an Afro American paint job and wig. I've never built a figure before, but your e-book "Figure Making Can be Fun" made it easy! I love Shasa and building her was fun indeed! Thanks Mike. Darrell Trammell - Chicago Illinois
Mike..... It's been a long time since I finished my figure with your kit, but here is a picture of me and Vic completed. Feel free to use it as an example of what can be done with imagination and hard work using one of your fantastic kits. Mary Ann Taylor made the arms from my drawings and specifications. I painted the tattoos myself and did the artwork on the shirt as well. I am very proud of my new figure." John Wayne Peel
The Fred figure castings are like a blank canvas for an artist. It is easy to shape, contour or add to the figure. As you can see I changed the eyes, cheeks, jaw, lips, eye brows and ears using apoxie sculpt, sand paper and a dremel tool. Super easy to work on and mistakes were easy to correct as well. Your book and Al Stevens web site were great resources. I took a different approach on the mechanics. Although he has only a moving jaw I kept both the eye tray and the jaw removable so I can change things and make adjustments or additions down the line. (Maybe blinkers, crossing eyes and a stick out tongue!) I plan on making my next figure for and with my son Jacob. Thanks for a great kit! I have always wanted a full sized professional vent figure and now I have one. Sincerely, Scott Brekken
Hi Mike..... I am sending a couple of photo’s of my finished figure. His name is Hugo Fitch. The cast head and hands I bought from you are fantastic. I also found your book ‘Figure Making Can Be Fun’ to be of immense help. I was constantly referring to it through the whole process. I originally filed off the eyelids with the intention of putting blinking eye lids in, but changed my mind. I found when I was resculpting the eyelids that the material the casting is made from was very easy to work with. I intend to make another figure with your Little 'E' casting in the near future. Thanks again, Mark Jones. United Kingdom.
Mike, first let me say that you are by far the most friendly and professional ventriloquist figure builder that I have had the pleasure of meeting. I always appriciate your quick and honest replies to any questions, and your products are top quality. I was so impressed with the detail and quality workmanship that goes into each and every head cast. The included mouth piece and brass rod (with metal collars), along with the custom fit eye tray, and the eyes that you make, made putting together a professional ventriloquist figure a breeze! Thank you so much for your amazing talent, and your quality dummy parts. I really enjoyed putting my "Sparky" figure (now named Rocky Ringo) together and I really like the finished figure that I was able to create thanks to your help. I have included some pictures for you if you would like to post them. Your friend, Dan 'Montana Dan' Leighly
Hi Mike. How are you? Heres some new pics of Chester, I repainted him with a Marshall type paint job. The paint job shows the re-sculpt better. I didn't really care for the other paint job I gave him before. What do you think? I'll be buying more heads from you soon. Maybe I'll even try the Little 'E'. For Christmas my parents bought me a sandblasting box. I'm going to mod it so I can do all the cutting and sanding in it. I have so many ideas for new figures and ways to sculpt. Take care. Billy
Hi Mike. I'm enclosing a couple pictures of my "friend" I made from your cast parts. It took me a long time to get my head around the mechanical aspects but after studying your book it finally made sense and I'm happy with the results. I was hoping you would post the pictures on your testimonial page. Her name is Lola Zadoinka [she's Irish]. I would like to add that the reason I made my own was I couldn't find any adult female vent figures [with cleavage] for sale. Also Lola Zadoinka.com is under construction and she will be looking for singing gigs some time next year. Thanks again for your generous feedback. Thanks, Cindy.
My experience with your products and services has been nothing short of amazing. The castings arrived very quickly, were well packed and cleared customs easily (something that can be a hassle with some packages). The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Both figures required a minimum of preparation, and the fit of the jaws was very close. I used a lot of brass fittings for the workings and made them as adjustable as possible to ensure a quiet and reliable mechanism. Carson took about three weeks of evenings to complete, and "little C" took only two.(I guess I learned a little) I would recommend all of your products to anyone regardless of skill level. I look forward to your future offerings and enjoyed my building experience and enjoyed assisting Andrea even more. (Note: Andrea is another Puppets and Props customer that Mark assisted in building her figure) Mark Garrett
This is my first time building a ventriloquist figure. I bought the Fred head, eyes, hands, body and book. I re-sculpted the head using Magic Sculp. It took me a few months to get him looking the way he does. He actually had several different looks, but this one I'm very happy with. My dad installed the mechanics. He has self-centering eyes and a moving mouth. We ran into a few problems so I sent him to Clinton Detweiler and he fixed them up. He also painted and wigged him. I'm very proud of myself. I never imagined I could do a sculpt like this. My Mom, Dad, and I consider Rodney to be part of the family. I'm really looking forward to performing with him. This is really a great kit. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to build their own ventriloquist figure. Thank you Mike for making these kits. Because of you I was able to make my dream ventriloquist figure. Billy Sobe
Using the castings from Puppets and Props has been fantastic. I cannot say enough about the quality of these kits. Up until finding out about Mike and his web site, I had always dreamt of building my own Ventriloquist figure. With these wonderful Brose castings, my dream has become a reality! Figure building for me has always been a daunting task up until I read Mike's informative and essential book, "Figure Making Can Be fun." A big thank you goes out to you, Mike! It was so nice of you to take the time to answer my questions during my project. As for my figure, Randall, I chose to give him self-centering eyes, a Marshall inspired paint job, and shell blinkers. As a result, I absolutely love using this figure! The addition of blinkers (my favorite animation), really adds that extra dimension of bringing Randall to life and also opens up a whole range of possible emotions for him when used tastefully. I cannot wait to order more castings from you and wish you the best, Mike! Regards, Ken Souza & Randall
"I just came from the post office to pick up the heads... I'm speechless! They are absolutely beautiful! I love them! Thank you so so so very much! I will share photos with you once my first figure is completed. Thanks again! Marcelo "
"It arrived today. Thanks. I can't wait to get started. I've built composition figures for years but you castings are the best I've ever seen. They sure beat those other guys. Almost all my grand kids have figures sitting in their rooms. Maybe one of them will get them talking someday. Thanks again and I'm sure I will reorder soon. Greg Pierce"