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Giant Bobblehead

By Jon Neill
jonneill@mac.com
www.jonneill.com

Great speaking with you and thanks for the incredible customer service. Here are the images of the Deal or No Deal Bobblehead for Howie Mandel’s game show.

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This was the picture I had to model the bobble head from, next to the finished product.

Mostly I sculpt action figure heads out of wax, mold in silicone and then cast in plastic. Foam is so fun to create big things out of though, especially for Halloween – and no, I only wish I had time this year to prepare for it. You would have laughed had you seen me sawing the 8x4x2 foot sheet of foam into blocks, I would have whipped right through with your tools. Sculpting the bobble head took me about 10 hours total but I coated it with spackle and sanded it before I painted it to get it extra smooth. That step probably took me about 10 hours as well. Being that I had under 2 days to make it, life sucked for the weekend.

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Smoothing it all out with sandpaper.Prop_set_jonn_08I didn’t pick the dress – it’s wardrobe’s fault!Prop_set_jonn_09Fully assembled and the head actually bobbles!