That was a long time ago.
Dave and I were partners for probably close to 8 years, starting around 2002. I did a little head casting and kept him supplied so he could take orders and paint. Dave did some head shrinking for himself, namely his Star Wars stuff. I helped out on a few tricky heads like the Yoda, Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, C3-PO and the Han Solo blaster.
We did a bunch of cool customs together like Vader, Firestorm and the Star Trek TNGs.
I was friends with James too. James grew tired of casting heads and really just wanted to focus on sculpting. He offered his heads to Dave (made sense since Dave was doing the clothes), but Dave wasn't really into casting much, other than to add to his own collection, so he passed. James asked me if I'd help and ...well...how could I refuse?
Starting with the last head of Wave 2 (Kang), I cast his last five and took over the first nine sculpts for him. James continued to man the storefront...I think he enjoyed the chit chat with people. I ended up supplying him (with casts of his own sculpts) as well as supplying Dave (with our heads and eventually Dunsels) and we ended up with a very busy three headed arrangement.
Eventually, James got busy with real life, like so many of us do, and bowed out altogether...leaving me and Dave as caretakers of his legacy. I began sending the Dunsel casts to Dave who maintained and consolidated the storefront.
Dave eventually stopped sewing (though the dirty dog still owes me several McDunsel pieces so I can finish my OWN custom set, LOL!) but continued doing paints for people. Eventually, as you know, Dave retired from that as well. He sent about everything he had to me back in Spring 2010. I dabbled around for a few more months, but eventually just kinda went away...feeling old and tired and getting busy with my own life.
All said and done, we might have sold one or two and probably broke even. But really, it was about the fun of working together and helping people out with projects.
Did I miss anything?
Sometimes I really miss those days...
Last edited by Paul Evans; Apr 28, '12 at 10:07 AM.
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