Make Over: Step 2


Remember this face? She's a 1993 My Pretty Topsy Tail made by Tyco, in case you missed seeing it before.


Well the face had a wash! I used 100% Acetone (available at Bunnings) with Swisspers make up remover pads to wipe off most of the paint, then Swisspers cotton tips (both available from the pharmacy), and finally to get into the really tight crevices, I used Mr Hobby GT69 tips (available from Brunel Hobbies).

The eyes came up okay, but as much as I tried, I could not get it all out of the mouth, if you look closely you can see some deep in the creases.


Next was a quick wipe over with Isocol (Isopropyl Alcohol from the pharmacy) just to remove any residue, then once dry (only takes a few seconds), a fine spray of Mr.Hobby Super Clear UV Cut (also available from Brunel's). Later this week I will begin her face up.

P.S. I also removed the paint from her shoes.

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  1. Hello Sandy,
    I cannot wait to see her makeover complete.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac,
      The weather has been very cold and wet so I have been spending time by the fire knitting this week. However, looks like there's some sunshine on it's way which is more conducive for painting.
      Hugs,
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  2. I love seeing customisation progressions like these x3 can't wait to see the next step!

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    1. Thanks Irene, I do too. Shouldn't be too long now. :)
      Hugs,
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  3. Look forward to seeing her face up later on!
    Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Niina, I'll probably have more photos to post next week.
      Hugs,
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  4. I look forward to seeing how she turns out!

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  5. The face sculpt underneath is quite detailed isn't it. Looking forward to see what you do with her.

    Where do you find the Isopropyl at the chemist? I haven't been able to get any so far.

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    1. Yes Alasse, lots of little crevices. LOL! I have emailed you with an answer to your question.

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  6. Hi Sandi,
    Finally you have removed her face-up! Can't wait to see what you do with her :)
    Greetings ^^

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    1. Yeah, I'm so slack. Oh me too Lily! :)

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  7. I didn't knew you could wipe out repaints/faceups with Isopropyl Alcohol! That is something easy to find in here!

    Also, I can't wait to see the faceup! Hope you'll share photos soon! :D

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    1. Hi Musume, you need to use 100% Acetone to remove the paint, then use the Isopropyl for wiping clean after.

      Will share photos when she's done and I am happy with her. :)
      Hugs.
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