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« on: July 03, 2013 04:12:33 PM »

Hello all!  Just wanted to share the doll I recently finished.  It is a cyborg Sailor Mercury, equipped with a gun for an arm.  I made her as a gift for my cousin, as we were both super crazy about Sailor Moon as kids when we lived together.  Why a cyborg? Well, originally Naoko Takauchi planned to make Ami *so* intelligent that she wasn't even human, but a robot.  This idea was tossed out before the anime was started, but is still referenced through jokes in the show.  She also planned on having poor Ami lose an arm one story arc, but I guess they thought it was too graphic for kids or didn't fit the story line well enough.  Either way, I took those two tossed aside points about the guardian of water and intelligence and RAN WITH IT. 

I did have some problems while making her.. I burnt a few pieces (like the tops of her arms, and small parts on her back), which totally made me cry.  But I pushed through it, even though I wanted to throw the entire thing in the garbage when that happened (at about the 50 hour mark).  I've since learned some techniques to avoid burning your polymer clay, sigh sigh sigh.

She is made from a crystal polymer clay, with wire armature.  She has articulated elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees, hips and head (my first time trying to make a doll head that could move!).  She is 10.5 inches from head to foot.  I am pretty happy with how she turned out, and even better is that she made it across the ocean to England without a single break!  Hurrah!  Critique, feedback or tips are always welcomed!!  I have a couple work in progress shots on my blog (and there is a link to my behance account as well if you want more photos of her).   

https://bulbasaureyes.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/sailor-mercury-ooak-doll/


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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013 06:47:41 PM »

awesome and weird and amazing all at once

The burnt part on her arm just looks like she's been through a titanic battle.  Like she took some damage but conquered in the end.  Total bragging rights with the battle scars.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013 10:18:17 PM »

amazing. she is beautiful. well worth all the hard work
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013 10:03:04 AM »

SHe's amazing. I'm in awe of the details (burns or not...) I love her!
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013 01:37:53 PM »

Thank you for the kind replies.. I have a quick question for anyone still around:  Should I have posted this in the polymer clay board?  I honestly didn't even notice there WAS a specific polymer clay board until today, or does she fit better in the toys, dolls and playthings board?
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