Wednesday, 8 March 2017

How to make a backpack for BJD or other dolls


Easy fun project. Suitable for beginners.

No sewing machine is required. Hand stitches would look more realistic.








Video demonstration is available here




Pattern of the backpack (rucksack)














Saturday, 28 January 2017

Resinsoul Lu with custom ears and face up. Short motion picture. Резинсоул кукла БЖД Лу

My latest arrival from Resinsoul Lu - MSD size ball jointed doll. She was a special order, i.e. human ears instead of huge ears as in its original sculpt. I have paid only $10 extra for swapping the ears. Also Resinsoul was able to fulfill my custom face up for extra $25.

Lu's head is smaller than other MSD size heads. She is really unique sculpt and I am very happy the way she turned out. If you are interested to see her box opening and quick comparison with the other MSD resinsoul please watch this video:




I have ordered Lu in single jointed body. On her arrival I have hot glue sueded her, re-strung and "wired". She poses now better than my other double jointed bodies.

Here is a very short motion picture featuring my Lu:


video


Here she is in handmade wig:



Lu with other MSD size doll (artist made head Lazuli)




New wig for Resinsoul Rong


Lately I am enjoying making my own wigs for my BJDs dolls. At least I can style them to my liking.

My latest suri alpaca wig for Resinsoul Rong.

Here she represents Goddess Tara - Goddess of Slav-Aryan race, she protects nature, forests and fields. She is the youngest daughter of Perun and sister of Tarkh God (Dazhdbog).





Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Lazuli head on MSD Mirodoll new body. BJD Hybrid.


Just sharing with you my latest project. Well, basically, I have bought an MSD size head (Lazuli) from the Etsy seller (artist I presume). The head supposed to be in normal skin, though it was a bit yellow, so I had to order a body from Mirodoll in yellow. The reason I went with Mirodoll is in case the colour would not match, so I would not lose sleep over it. I do not know why but I've had decided to get a  "new" MSD Mirodoll body. To cut the story shot - the body is horrible, the articulation is worse than the old body, the elbow joints are just BALLS. The finish is rough. I had to re-string it straight away; also removed the hands and replaced them. The body got resin bubbles and discoloration. I must say that this is the worse of the quality I have ever came across. I will make a comparison of 2 Mirodoll MSD bodies at some point and you will see what I mean about the articulation. Anyhow, here is my new lady. I like the sculpt, really unusual and could be made into mature male as well. Excuse the face up, I can't stand blank faces, thus this face up was 5 min job. Doing face ups are not my cup of tea in this hobby...



Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Box opening Souldoll Rail Vito MSD BJD doll with the event clothing

Hi folks,

I was waiting for that man for 6 months (instead of 3) and he is here today - Rail  (Vito range) from Souldoll.

Here is his box opening video.



I have noticed that the wig and assembly manual were not included. So, I will contact the responsible party. Seams line have killed me. I did not expect that as there was no option like "sanding service"  offered, so I have assumed that seams would be removed by default...

Otherwise, happy days!

P.S. I have ordered this doll via the UK dealer angelesque. I would NOT use her service again and in future will order directly from the company or via other dealers like Alice's collection who offered excellent customer service to me before. My experience with angelesque was not very good in one of my previous orders as well. I do not want to go deep into details, but I would rate Angelesque customer service as "NIL".

Friday, 26 February 2016

How to make a miniature dessert from polymer clay for BJD MSD doll or for american girl scale doll


Fancy a sweet chocolate box for your MSD dolly?

 If you are keen to have a go and make this easy dessert from clay please check out my video how to:



This is an easy project for beginners in polymer clay. All you need is clay in 4 colours (brown, vanilla, green and red), square cutter (2cm) or just a square paper pattern, blade, texture sheet (if not, then do it manually with a dotting tool), liquid clay, rolling pin or pasta machine.

I have used fimo soft and premo sculpey. Liquid clay was Fimo gel. 
Gloss with any polyurethane varnish.





The model is Resinsoul MSD size doll Rong


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

How to make 3 tier cupcake stand for dolls. BJD MSD size 1/4 or for american girl

How to make 3 tier cupcake stand for your doll. 
Nice as a photography prop.

For this project you will need

-cardboard 

-bamboo skewer 

-scissors 

-carving tool or thick needle 

-tacky glue (for the cardboard) and all purpose glue (or E-6000 instead of all purpose one for the beads). Do not use hot glue as it does not "soak" the cardboard well enough to keep the bond strong for long. 

-beads 

-wire 

-ribbon 


 Here we go:





















In action with MSD size ball jointed doll: