Tong Tong Restoration Update

I worked on the Tong Tong restoration project today for about an hour. I’m really excited to see the progress on her.

The dye seems like it should all come off with patience and elbow grease. <3 Hopefully she’ll be good as new soon.

 

Automaton BJD Inspirations

A friend was over tonight and asked me for some files I had on my netbook that I haven’t used in several months. I actually just recently came across a few pictures I had grabbed from Google Images for inspiration while I was digging through the computer for other files and was reminded of some mods I had wanted to do. Unfortunately, I do not have links to the pages they originated from.

I currently have 2 dolls I would like to mod into automatons. I have so many ideas, and am really looking forward to having time to focus on them.

Doll #1 is an old Souldoll SoulKid Aru
When I say old – I mean old-school. She has been discontinued for years, and is on Souldoll’s 2nd MSD-size body which is closer in proportion to Volks MSD. (The 3rd version of the body is when Souldoll switched from the child-like bodies to be more of a mature/slim mini.)

Doll #2 is a damaged Bobobie Bao
I purchased him inexpensively since he was dyed bright red and had some other damage.

I’m so excited to get started on all of the project dolls I have accumulated over the past few years. Hopefully this year will be the year of completion!

Inspirational images….

5 Star Doll Tong Tong – Restoration

A few months ago, I found a 5 Star Doll Tong Tong for sale that needs quite a bit of TLC. I have not been able to get started on this girl until just recently due to getting married.

I am currently in the process of restoring this wonderful girl, and I can’t wait to get her back to her white skin.

All of her parts seem to be there. The previous owner dyed her blue, and it seemed to take unevenly.

From my past experience with dye on dolls, different resins take dyes differently. It also can make a difference if there is still mold release left on the doll, if the doll was sanded at all before being dyed, or even if the doll was sealed with a sealant like Zouk spray or MSC.

I’m hoping to show progress as the restoration is completed. In the mean time, the picture shown is the state of the poor girl when I received her.

Drow Kid Delf Elf Nara Pictures!

Pictures of the drow that was completed earlier this month!

She looks fantastic, in my opinion. Almost good enough to keep. 😉 However, I must sell her, so she is posted up on Den of Angels, and she will also be available at KollisionCon 2011.

 

~ Tiarah =^.^=

Drow Luts Kid Delf Elf Nara

I have been working on customizing a discontinued Kid Delf Elf Nara head and a Dollzone 1/4 female body to be a drow elf.

The head was received directly from Luts back in 2008 or so, and it was a lovely shade of beauty green. >.< There was a bit of frustration at the time since Luts tried telling me the head was sold out AFTER I ordered and paid (via bank transfer no less), and I pushed the point that the head was in stock. Apparently, the only head in stock was the beauty green one…

The original plan was to put the head on a MNF large bust body, so both were ordered together. Unfortunately, other people have differing opinions as to what “fits” when it comes to a hybrid head/body combo. The neck-hole in the head was way too small to fit on the MNF body neck.

I was finally able to try the head on my Dollzone Feilian’s body, and the fit was PERFECT! However, the resin match was pretty horrible.

This all took time to take place, and I was just recently able to finish dyeing her and giving her a faceup. She came out really cute, in my opinion! I would love to do more of these, but it takes FOREVER to dye the dolls. Especially Dollzone – the resin did NOT want to take the dye without waiting forever…

She actually came out very even, which was surprising. The last doll I dyed black still ended up a bit streaky/splotchy.

I will be posting pictures sometime this week! And she will be available at KollisionCon in St. Charles, IL.

~ Tiarah =^.^=