Here’s a little trick I use to get a smooth head and face. I use dark primer paint to cover the head. When the primer dries you can see all the little imperfections that need to be filled and sanded. This is a long and tedious process But well worth the effort when finished!!! I still have a few spots to fill and sand, but he is coming along! Remember, make it as smooth/ flawless as possible before you make your mold and you’ll save a lot of time finishing the head once the head is cast!
"Figures made by a performing Ventriloquist, for the performing Ventriloquist!"
"My new vent figure created by Mike Palma arrived today. All I can say is...wow! His controls are smooth as butter, the paint job is incredible and his grouchiness is a given! Mike, you did an outstanding job on this guy. I can't wait to get him into show business...need to get a name first! Thank you!"
"Mike, my 'Hipster' arrived today and I've been able to get it adjusted and use it with a couple of the characters. I can tell it is going to be a GREAT addition to my "roving" sets. It's also very cool to see that it can be attached to a mic stand. This a a wonderfully versatile piece of staging equipment. Thanks for the quick service."
Rick Jenkins, 'Rick the Roving Ventriloquist'
I've been a professional ventriloquist for over 15 years. During that time, I've owned or used ventriloquist figures made by just about every pro maker in the business. I have several very high quality figures in my collection. Mike's figures are up there with the best I've seen. His style is classic yet original and his mechanics, details and paint jobs are top notch. I highly recommend his figures to anyone who wants a high quality figure for their collection or to use in regular performance."