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Topic: bjd- I can't afford one, So I'll make one.  (Read 30027 times)
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« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2006 10:02:41 AM »

but the fireable clays are gonna be by and large too heavy for the doll. And...dont forget that mine is also made with sawdust.
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« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2006 08:55:36 PM »

Well, I'm planning on resin casting mine. I got his head sculpted today and here he is:


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« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2006 12:25:22 PM »

Way to go hazardwolf!

Definalty not the sort of head i normaly associate with a bjd, but hes got some kind of crazy-ass appeal, thats for sure.

Mabey if i can finish my comic pages today ill try to find some clay again.
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« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2006 12:39:08 PM »

Whoa, that head is so cool! Totally different, but still very cool.
I can't wait to see more Grin
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« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2006 06:02:50 PM »



Definalty not the sort of head i normaly associate with a bjd, but hes got some kind of crazy-ass appeal, thats for sure.


I told the guy he's based on that you said that. He was pleased.

As far as why he looks so different, thatw as my intention. I wanted a more masculine bjd, and one with a big nose. Bjds have such teeny tiny noses!
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« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2006 12:52:14 PM »

Anyone made any progress on this? I got all my materials over the weekend and am sketching out designs right now.

I'm worried about the hair mostly, but I can always make my own wig if it comes to that.
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« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2006 01:44:09 PM »

I started on a BJD project a couple of months ago too, just waiting on more silicone for the mold so I can finally get her finished. Have to admit though, it's ended up costing about the same, or maybe slightly more to make mine from scratch than it would have been to buy one! I have a few images of the progress so far though!


Started as a squishy head....


Then she grew a body...


spent a whole month sanding (since this photo I've shortened the neck)


And started molding!

I've been sewing up some clothes for here whilst I'm doing the molds, that part is taking forever! Hoping to have a finished doll in the next few weeks:D
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« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2006 02:41:00 PM »

For any one who might find this helpful, here's my shopping list for my doll.

Sculpting...
    * 4 Blocks of Super Sculpey (would have been less but I messed up a lot)
    * 1 bag of mixed wooden sculpting tools
    * 1 metal spike tool (really useful!)
    * 2 bags of mixed wooden beads, one small size, one large size
    * Tin foil
    * Glass doll eyes
    * Sand paper
    * Scalpel and extra blades
    * Dremel mini mite, and collection of sanding and grinding heads
    * Gesso primer
    * More sand paper in really fine grit

Casting
    * 10lb of Alumilite silcone rubber
    * Lots of lego and a lego base for each piece (makes mold boxes)
    * Pint of resin
    * resin pigment
    * Respirator mask (seriously not optional, especially when sanding resin)
    * Latex gloves
    * Drill bits
    * clamps

Finishing
    * 3mm Elastic
    * Wire for S-Hooks
    * Mixed pastels
    * Acrylic paint
    * Acrylic paint retarder
    * False lashes
    * Hair weft (or long fur)
    * Wig Cap (if not going the fur route)
    * 1 can of Mr Super Clear Flat UV Cut

Like I say, it's not a good way to get a doll cheap, but it is a good way to learn something new! Plus, if you really want a unique doll to brag about, can't beat it!
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« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2006 04:24:57 PM »

You guys are doing SUCH impressive work here - I've only made the odd stuffed fabric doll and a simple marionette or two, so these beautifully carved and moulded dolls took my breath away - can't wait to see how they look dressed.

And I know it's a bit late now, but I have plenty of the green florists foam if someone still needs it - I overbought on a big floristry job - so PM me and we'll talk swaps.

Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2006 06:39:44 PM »

Wow Candypop, she looks amazing!!!

And now I have a couple questions for you.

First- how did you make her hollow with the sculpey and tinfoil?
Second- Do you think if you were not casting her she would have cost less to make?
And third- do you think she would hold up well just staying sculpey?

Your doll is so beautiful... I'm very envious.
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