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Spent some time at work talking to Shoes about how we’re going to cast the doll heads.
We spent around ten minutes discussing the best way to cut out the skull cap, carve out the eye sockets and break a knee joint to see how it went together before I realized this old lady was listening to us and giving us the evil eye. It then occurred to me we’d never said the word “doll” in our conversation and as far as she knew we were talking about actually butchering a body o_O
It didn’t help that when we got home I cut a knee joint out of one of the legs with a razor blade and needle nose pliers while Zimothy was boiling a torso in water to see if she could soften the plastic enough to reshape it. At one point she had it suspended by the neck joint with a whisk.
I successfully carved out the skull cap though and now we have a VERY good idea about how to cast these. Zimothy’s never casted anything before, and we have some practice with small stuff like eyes and some paws we made a while ago so it’ll be fun showing her how to do it :)
The only thing we’re debating on now is whether to cast the finished doll parts in resin or plastic. I remember plastic was a little more toxic so we’ll have to be more careful but it might also be more forgiving for flexibility.
And once the male body comes in (i finally found one for less than $90+) I can cast plaster replicas to then make more beefed out torsos with, with the end result hopefully being each figure will have a body shape specific to them. Definitely going to add muscle definition and make the faces more like the actors. I lucked out because the female dolls already have some face shapes that are very similar to the TW ladies, but even still I need to add in mass to their backs and shoulders until I get the silhouette I want.
LV Store Miniature
So we worked our ass off to finish this in one sitting, no breaks..no lunchbreak I mean. We are that awesome, thanks @jadeisamonster, @sillyilyila and @tuhluhgabs. This is our TPD Finals.
The LV Roofing
The fitting rooms
The interior sucks so bad. Minimalist gone so so so wrong! It only shows how douche we’ve become after 7 hours or so working. I was so tired that’s why the styro blocks look like that. Douchebaggery,
The LV Store itself, looks more likely to be a Barbie dollhouse. We love the exterior!