Monday, March 24, 2008

Oscar the Grouch (green)

Here's a new Oscar figure, this time in green. His lid is a separate piece, glued on to his head. The handle on the top of the lid is actually a staple. There are a few chips on the top rim of his trash can, but on Oscar that isn't really a bad thing, as it adds to the look of his grimy, beat up old trash can.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Oscar the Grouch - Sesame Street Old School

Here's my first figure from Sesame Street Old School: the original orange Oscar the Grouch.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Saint Patrick

The reason for St. Patrick's Day: Saint Patrick! This was a fun figure to make, and was the first one to have more "realistic" hair (actually made out of yarn). He is styled after the picture posted above. This one took about 3 hours to paint.


Here's a nifty little guy for St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 10, 2008

McDonaldland: Grimace & Big Mac

The McDonaldland collection is growing! Here's two more colorful characters, Grimace and Big Mac. There really isn't a whole lot to Grimace. Besides the arms, there couldn't be much more of a simple character to make. Painting him sure was easy! That wasn't the case with Big Mac. He took quite a long time to paint. I'm liking how these burger-head guys are turning out though!

Friday, March 7, 2008


Remember all those neat characters from McDonaldland? Besides Ronald, we havn't seen much of them in a long time. I don't know what got me started on these, but they are interesting looking, colorful characters and I think they are turning out nicer than I expected. They would go really well with the McDonald's playset that Fisher-Price made way back when. I don't have one of them to show, but if you would like to see what one looks like, just check on Ebay. There are usually some listed.
Anyway, these figures are, from left to right, Mayor McCheese, Ronald McDonald, Uncle O'Grimacey and a hamburger from the Hamburger Patch.
The first one that I made was Mayor McCheese. Like the Kermit figure from a previous post, I used a wooden bead cut in half for his cheeks. I also used a rounded toothpick for his nose. He took a long time to make, but I think he looks nice.
Next I made the little hamburger guy. Remember those little hamburgers that grew on the bushes in McDonaldland? Well, this is what he is. That's why I painted the bottom to look like green bushes.
Uncle O'Grimacey came third. I don't remember ever seeing him before, but he was a real McDonaldland character. I found out about him by looking up these McDonaldland characters online. McDonald's used him to advertise their shamrock shakes that they sell around St. Patrick's Day. Since it's that time of year now, I figured that now was the best time to make him! His arms are made from some wood craft sticks that I found at the dollar store. I cut them to size, rounded the ends, drilled holes in the figures body and glued the arms in place. The cane is made from part of a rounded toothpick with a wood bead for the top.
Last is Ronald McDonald. Those wood craft sticks came in handy here as well. I cut one down the middle to make a flat side that I could stick to the body, cut them to length, rounded off the hands and glued them in place. His hair is made from little fuzzy red balls that I found at the dollar store. I used the glue gun to stick them in place, and they seem to be really secure. Ronald also took a long time to make. It may not look it, but painting him actually took several hours.

Super Grover

Another Grover! I think he turned out ok. The little part sticking up on the top of his helmet is actually a piece of a round toothpick. I drilled a hole in the top of his helmet and glued it in place with epoxy. The cape is made of felt and is also glued in place with epoxy, so it shouldn't be going anywhere.

Farmer Grover

Good ol' Grover in a farmer outfit. He actually was dressed up as a farmer in a few shows. His outfit is based off of a picture on the cover of a book.

Laurel & Hardy

It's Stan & Ollie! No colorization here, I wanted them to be in black and white, just like in the films. The faces were hard to do, especially Ollie's. Looking at him now, his eyes annoy me. They're too far apart! I'll have to try again some day.

Kermit the Frog

Kermit turned out a lot better than I thought he would. At one point, while I was carving his head with the rotary tool, i almost gave up. But in the end, he turned out to be one of my favorite figures yet! To make his eyes, I cut a wooden bead in half, smoothed down the flat part of it, and glued it on with epoxy.

Veggie Tales Bob & Larry

Here's Bob and Larry from Veggie Tales! I wish their eyes had turned out better. This was before I bought some new white paint. The new stuff works a lot better! Oh well, I still like them.