Stove Polish Custom Miniature / Figurine
Custom #:33207
Name:Stove Polish
Contest:Golden Oldies
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Misc
Date Added:September 30, 2011
Base Figure:Scratch build
Height:2.70 inches
An anthropomorphic stove character that appeared briefly (just a single panel), in the story "The Fashionable Fireman and The Soft-Boiled Collar-Button" that ran in October 1943's Jingle Jangle Comics #5. Said series was published by Eastern Color (under the Famous Funnies, Incorporated imprint) and lasted for 42 issues (February 1942 to December 1949.) Jingle Jangle Comics was released on a bi-monthly basis, individual issues cost ten cents, and the books were sixty-eight pages in length. The stories were intended for children and consisted of humorous, nonsensical fare. George L. Carlson was the primary artist and Stephen Douglas the editor.

While this particular character wasn't actually given a name in the story, it is directly referred to with a text box stating that "The Wooden Allegro decided to let his stove polish whenever it wanted to . . ." Besides the stove, there are numerous other animate objects to be found throughout the adventure, including a ship's anchor delivering mail and the titular Soft-Boiled Collar-Button.

Reasoning that most of this challenge's participants would likely choose super heroes and villains as their subject matter, I set out to find something more unusual and unique. Doing some research at my local library, I found a Smithsonian tome that contained a collection of Golden Age Comic Book samples; nestled between such standbys as Batman, Superman, Captain Marvel/Shazam, Plastic Man, The Spirit, Little Lulu, and Pogo, I discovered Jingle Jangle Comics and this stove character. While I can't say that I particularly liked "The Fashionable Fireman and The Soft-Boiled Collar-Button" (too disjointed/surreal for my tastes), the idea of an animate stove appealed to me, so, that's what I decided to bring to life in three dimensions.

Newsprint, Manila paper, cardboard from a microwave popcorn box, white glue, wire twist ties, ink, and acrylic paint.

4.3 cm/1.7 in. x 6.8 cm/2.7 in. (widest point x highest point)

Roughly two days: I started making the figure in the afternoon, on September 29th, 2011 and finished it the following morning, on the 30th. Procrastination at its finest, no?

User Comments
dbocustoms -
Friday, October 14, 2011
dude its amazing what you do with such small pieces of art, you rock man, thjis little stove guy is really cool,my kids would get a kick out of it! keep it up man!you are one of a kind in the art biz!and congrats on a very well deserved win!
dbocustoms -
Friday, October 14, 2011
dude its amazing what you do with such small pieces of art, you rock man, thjis little stove guy is really cool,my kids would get a kick out of it! keep it up man!you are one of a kind in the art biz!
fastfreddie -
Monday, October 10, 2011
I never know who would make something like these minatures, until I see the HAND in the photo! Then it dawns on me...PATRAW might've made this! LOL! Another masterpeice minature another flawless victory! I see no end in sight
Patraw -
Monday, October 10, 2011
Many thanks for all the comments and to everybody who voted and helped me grab the gold for this particular challenge!
Finn Varra -
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Congrats man!
Steve_MArtin78 -
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Sorry friggin' happy/glad you won this thing. I cannot understand why your amazing creations do not generate more buzz than they do in the other contests. Huge amounts of work go into all of your creations. Excellent job.
cuztomiza -
Saturday, October 8, 2011
congratulations Sir!Well deserved win!!!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Sunday, October 9, 2011
agreed, when I finish my customs I would like to try my hand at more scratch built figs. you are a true inspiration also.
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, October 10, 2011
Agreed squared By far the most unique and interesting fig.
Voting ends for the Golden Oldies Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Saturday, October 8, 2011
Bob-A-Ferret -
Friday, October 7, 2011
I know who this is and I have to say that is amazing work and great historical referencing.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Sunday, October 2, 2011
no questions on the creator, but the research and detail in this are phenomeal. I love the different direction you went and this is one of my favorite pieces for the contest. stellar work.
Shinigami -
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Yeah, it's hard to not know who did this, but holy carp
Finn Varra -
Sunday, October 2, 2011
You can't hide, we all know who you are
I can't even tell you how much I love this piece! You never cease to amaze.
Narpa Sword -
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Creator to be revealed?....I have my suspicions. Great choice and awesome work!!!!!
somethinggeeky -
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Love the history love the work love the job way to make sure no one else can enter this before you the most original custom ever
Voting begins for the Golden Oldies Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Saturday, October 1, 2011
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