I "fake-swapped" (i.e., worked on a themed project without actually exchanging it with anyone) this figure for Craftster's Disney & Pixar Swap. Cursed with an indecisive nature, I often have difficulty choosing a character/thing to focus on, but, in this case, it so happened that the Magic Broom from Disney's 1940 Fantasia film had been on my "to-do" list for ages, I still had the reference images for such a project, that I'd collected in the past, saved on my computer's hard drive, and, in the last few months, I purchased a plush Apprentice Mickey Mouse toy and Random House's 1973 The Sorcerer's Apprentice children's book, so, the stars were in alignment. While I like it, I haven't ever watched Fantasia start-to-finish, but I have seen many of the individual segments repeatedly over the years (unless my memory is playing tricks on me, I believe that, in my youth, the Disney Channel used to air truncated versions of them pretty frequently). Speaking of which, viewing some clips, on YouTube, of Fantasia, while doing research for this project, was almost the Magic Broom's undoing, because, when I saw all of the lovely kentaurides (female centaurs) in the Pastoral Symphony (a piece by Ludwig van Beethoven) cartoon, I very nearly changed my mind in favor of modeling one of them instead, and this blue lass, with a peacock-like tail, in particular:
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, wire twist ties, and acrylic paint.
5.0 cm (2.0") wide (including buckets) x 5.9 cm (2.3") tall x 2.5 cm (1.0") deep.
* The measurements given will vary slightly depending on how the joints are positioned.
Nine points; shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, and bucket handles.
Two days; March 18th and 20th, 2016.
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The midi music playing is a short section from Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".
I made the repeating background Magic Broom animated GIF using the enemy sprites from the Sega Genesis "Fantasia" video game.