Spotlight On: Custom Vinylmation Artist Lindsey Branch

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Hi, I’m Lindsey from the U.K. I would just like to say that I think the Podcast is fantastic and I look forward to every week and I love the site it gives me my Vinylmation fix. LOL!! I’m an amateur artist and I make CYO’s as a hobby. All my CYO’s have a personal meaning to my husband and I. I had been waiting for ages to get a 9″ CYO and when i finally did I knew straight away what I was going to do.

Donald’s Miss Daisy

Donald’s Miss Daisy boat could be found, until recently, in Toontown at WDW.

Photo from WDWinfo

First I created 3 separate stages, Bottom (Red), Middle (White), Top (Yellow). Then added the wood detail, and the pink wings. I used acrylic paint and brushed it on very fine with a few coats. Daisy was the hardest to create as she has fine detail, but I am pleased with her result. I studied the boat itself and chose different bits from it that I liked most to put on to the ears. I added the tubes at the back then finally I painted the top blue for Donald’s hat.

Donald’s Miss Daisy

For my customs I chose things that have meaning to me. I have also created some resort customs (in which we spent our honeymoon) Alligator Ben to join Hippo, Archimedes to join Merlin, and a Boo to you Parade (we attended on our honeymoon).

My favorite character is Donald and my Dad’s was Daisy. It has taken me about 2 weeks to finish her but she is done and I dedicate her to my Dad. I finished on the 1st Anniversary of my Dad’s death and I know he would have loved it. As Donald built Miss Daisy for someone he loves, I re-created Miss Daisy for someone I love and miss dearly.

Donald’s Miss Daisy

My husband and I visited WDW last year on our Honeymoon and I stood for along time looking at Miss Daisy. It’s a shame she is no longer there, but will have a place in my heart and in my home forever.

Now that I have Miss Daisy and I have Goofy’s Barnstormer, I may attempt to make one for Minnie and Mickey’s houses. We loved Toontown and were glad we got to see it last year, but i can make my own little Toontown at home.

Donald’s Miss Daisy

I look forward to hearing from you with your thoughts

Thank you
Lindsey Branch (@lindols)

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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