So, a while back, Ash posted up a picture of a Novi Stars Mae Tallick with the note that I was “going to do something with it, but I was keeping it a secret” or something like that. I did end up doing a bit, though she’s been kinda on the back-burner while we work on stuff for Youmacon, so I’ll post up what I have so far.
First, here’s the full picture:
The bags next to her are Revoltech spare joints (which they used to sell, not sure if they still do). The simple fact of the matter is, Novi-Stars are pretty lacking in pose-ability, something that collecting Monster High dolls has spoiled me with, so I figured I’d do something about it.
So, I cut her arms into pieces (and failed to take a picture of that), drilled holes in the individual pieces with a pin-vise (also lacking in pictures) and, with the aid of some hot water, fit the joints at the elbows and wrists.
The result? I think she’s much more poseable now:
Granted, I still need to dremel out a bit on the pieces so that the “ball” part of the joint fits more snugly, and they aren’t elongated quite so much. I also plan to use the larger ones on the knees, to give her the full range of MH poses.
Until then, hopefully this shows some potential for customizing Novi Stars… They’re usually on clearance.