Make Over: Step 3

I've been working on My Pretty Topsy Tail and decided to open her head up so I could remove all the hair that was still protruding through her scalp. Unlike many of the recent vinyl dolls who have tensioned hair, this doll had looped/stitched hair so it was difficult to remove the stubble any other way. 


You can see there was quite a bit to remove and it took me hours and by the time I had finished, my poor fingers were so sore from using the haemostats.


Having opened up her head, I figured rather than painting her eyes, I could now insert acrylic eyes. I would have preferred glass eyes, but I think they will be far too heavy to hold in place.


It took some doing cutting through the vinyl, it was quite thick, but eventually it was done.


I also gave her head a final wipe over with the acetone to remove the paint residue that didn't come off before because of the remaining stubble. Next step will be doing her face up.


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  1. Wow that was a lot of rubble!! And I can imagine your hands being sore afterwards!
    Keep up the good work! I can't wait to see her finished!

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    1. Hi Musume,
      Yeah, I never thought I'd finish pulling all that stubble out and it made it really difficult to do being looped inside. Hopefully I will have something to show soon.
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  2. Hellou and hope that all is well.
    The first photo, do not know why though, gave me the creeps. Poor thing, was my first thought :D It looks good and she is still happy. Look forward to seeing her face up later on! Fun project :) Hugs!

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    1. Hi Niina,
      Oh I can understand you feeling that way, it looks a bit gruesome. Yes, definitely a fun project to do, though I just hope I can make her look like the vision in my mind. :)
      hugs,
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  3. Oh wow that's some heavy modding!! I love the photos, really like her open eyes now, can't wait to see the end result!

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    1. Yep, I jumped in at the deep end on this one Alejandra. I had never carved out eye sockets before so it was a great learning curve. I'm pleased you like the photos.
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  4. You did a great job on the eye shape! Those are some pretty intense mods. My fingers get that way too when I use those plier things to pull out hair from the MH and Barbie girls.

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    1. Thanks Alasse, they're still not perfect, but I think they will look okay once I add the eyelashes. Well this was one of those do or die moments and I figured she didn't cost much so if I stuff up, it will be a lesson learnt on the cheap. :)

      If only I could have pulled the hair straight out, I think it would have been a lot less painful, but the looping inside made it bloody hard on the hands..
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  5. Hello Sandy,
    I cannot wait to see her transformation. I am glad you decided to against painted eyes... glass eyes are such a nice effect.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac,
      Still working on her, bit by bit, and getting there slowly . . . hopefully not too long now.
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  6. That's a pretty creepy brain-surgery photo you've got there! Haha :3 otherwise it's cool to see you adding in eye holes for some versatility!

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    1. Oh yes Irene, it felt a bit like I was building a Frankenstein monster. Haha!
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  7. I am anxious to see how you are going to put her head back together.

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    1. Don't think it will be too hard Grandmommy. I have a great fix it item especially suited for this type of surgery. :)
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