A hyperbolic 3+ month lesson in craft, patience and reward. It was harder than I thought but I learned so much (especially about casting, since I've never done it before). I would've loved to have more time but this project coincided with my training to qualify for the Boston Marathon (which I did :D). About 99% of this was done in my studio apartment(s), I moved in September 2010 to another studio. Most of the building process was not foreign to me since I studied Industrial Design. And yes, I did follow Volpin Props' method in building GuyMan, so big ups to him and also my brother who rigged the light circuits.
All in all I: built a mold from materials found at an art store and the Home Depot; roto-molded by hand and endured the fumes; built a DIY vacuum form machine in which my small oven was barely big enough to fit the platform needed; and turned my apartment into a paint booth before I could set my furniture in three quick months and on a limited budget. It wasn't as perfect as my perfectionist ass would have liked but is was worth it.