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« on: February 13, 2008 06:23:45 PM »

here is one of my attempts in polymer clay. My sister begged me to make a bobble head of her boss and after months of me putting it off, it finally came together. He turned out more like the family guy instead of her boss but it worked.

so then I started one of my own boss for laughs but he quit before I could make the head!  Angry

so now I have this headless applebee's manager standing by my desk and I'm not sure what to do with him. Any thoughts? Hope you enjoy!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008 06:43:12 PM »

Make an apple shaped head, it'd be kinda creepy Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008 06:47:28 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked I need to make something like that! One of my 3 month old... for my dad... he nicknamed my little guy Bobble Head when he first started to hold his head up. How exactly did you make it and how do you get the head to stay on and wobble around?

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008 07:00:46 PM »

That is funny! Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008 09:09:31 PM »

how bout an apple?

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008 03:39:17 AM »

I'm seeing it with a really teeny tiny little pin-head...

Wasn't there a character in Beetlejuice like that?

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008 05:18:33 AM »

Great job - I've always liked bobble heads lol - my daughter gets creeped out and takes them off my dashboard....

Wait till you get a new manager???

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008 09:00:08 AM »

Great job!  As for what to do with him, it won't be long before there's another boss... and if you don't feel it would be appropriate for that particular next one, there will probably be plenty more bosses in your life! 
Or you probably have a relative or friend who might be appropriate.
Or add something to him to make him into a Halloween or Xmas guy, etc. by adding a cape or putting something else over the apple logo on his shirt, or putting him into a scene, etc. 

How exactly did you make it and how do you get the head to stay on and wobble around?

BoredYetCynical, I don't know how birchhl made her figure, but I have some lessons for making both bobbleheads and nodders in various ways collected on this page:
(...click on Nodders & Bobbleheads...)
(technically I guess nodders have a head (usually), stuck onto a vertical spring... whereas bobbleheads have a horizontal lever thingie attached to the head or other body part to allow it to move separate from the body--imagine a turtle, for example.  The 2 terms are often used for each other though).

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008 02:06:21 PM »

thanks for all your responses! Smiley
BoredYetCynical, I guess i made a nodder because i used a loosely coiled spring from lowes. I just found one that would fit the diameter of the neck and into the hole through the head and trimmed it for length. The rest of it was built up in layers. I made a tinfoil ball base for the head, baked it, then layered more clay over it to build the features. As for the body, I started with two pieces of clay rolled out as a base that went from the heels to the neck. I baked that, stuck it into shoes, baked them standing up. Then I layered the body with belly and butt shapes, baked them. The clothes are pieces of clay rolled flat and draped over the body.
 I didn't really use instructions, just kinda winged it until i had something i was happy with.
Does that help?
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008 02:49:24 PM »

so now I have this headless applebee's manager standing by my desk and I'm not sure what to do with him. Any thoughts? Hope you enjoy!

Leave it like that as a warning to all future bosses.  On their first day of work casually tell them "This is what happened to the last guy that worked here who was a jerk.  Be nice and it won't happen to you..."  Grin

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