Skip to content

Mattel Thirteenth Doctor — overpainting the eyes

Mattel Thirteenth Doctor — overpainting the eyes published on No Comments on Mattel Thirteenth Doctor — overpainting the eyes

I’m working from pictures like the one below of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor: Continue reading Mattel Thirteenth Doctor — overpainting the eyes

Angel of Grief/Weeping angel in 1:6 scale

Angel of Grief/Weeping angel in 1:6 scale published on No Comments on Angel of Grief/Weeping angel in 1:6 scale

Before the Weeping Angel monsters from Doctor Who existed, there was The Angel of Grief, carved by William Wetmore Story for his wife’s tomb. Some time ago, I got a small-scale replica of this statue, shown below with a 1:6 scale figure for comparison. Continue reading Angel of Grief/Weeping angel in 1:6 scale

Timonium’s new wig — sigh…

Timonium’s new wig — sigh… published on 2 Comments on Timonium’s new wig — sigh…

In other news, I made Timonium three wigs this weekend. The first wig involved me sewing wefted red hair onto an elasticized size 4 wig cap. I did this with the hope of cutting and styling it to look like Jareth’s hair from Labyrinth. Unfortunately, I could still see the cap, the cap’s elastic, and the weft stitching at various points in the finished wig. In other words, it was not dense enough for my purposes. I don’t know how I could have made it denser, however, since there’s only so much room on the wig cap!

 

My second wig was made of red faux fur. Since I don’t have a sheet of red faux fur, I stitched together many small pieces from a multicolor piece of faux fur. Trying to keep all the pieces together and also trying to hide all the loose edges proved more trouble than it was worth. I threw that away.

 

In the end, I used my long pile VIOLENTLY PINK faux fur to make a simple wig from a pattern for Isabel’s wigs. It looks fine — the bright color contrasts nicely with Timonium’s dark outfit and shows up his pale resin well. I have hereby given up on making him a wig that looks like Jareth’s hair in Labyrinth.
Continue reading Timonium’s new wig — sigh…

Mattel Nutcracker and the Four Realms Clara repaint

Mattel Nutcracker and the Four Realms Clara repaint published on No Comments on Mattel Nutcracker and the Four Realms Clara repaint

@natalunasans gave me this doll for my birthday. She’s notable for using the first highly articulated Skipper size body and also for having an unusual toy-soldier-inspired uniform. I let my whim guide me as I repainted her, darkening everything about her facial features, with heavier brows, heavy eyelids, MW Signature Eyebags [TM!], and brown-based lips. I also filled in her irises with gold paint marker. I’m not sure who she is, but I have enjoyed repainting her, and I think she has much more character now. Continue reading Mattel Nutcracker and the Four Realms Clara repaint

Mattel Thirteenth Doctor — another minor mod, another major improvement

Mattel Thirteenth Doctor — another minor mod, another major improvement published on No Comments on Mattel Thirteenth Doctor — another minor mod, another major improvement

I cuffed Thirteen’s culottes and stitched them up. They’re a little short now, but the overall likeness is improved. Continue reading Mattel Thirteenth Doctor — another minor mod, another major improvement

Bailey and Pammy completed!

Bailey and Pammy completed! published on 1 Comment on Bailey and Pammy completed!

I used some zit cream and UV rays to remove some stains on Pammy’s face from her devil suit. Then I dressed her in that suit. I removed her lip paint because her lips are sculpted enough not to need paint. In the mean time, I drilled out Bailey’s wrists, making them easier to swivel. Here they are finished and together! Continue reading Bailey and Pammy completed!

Minor changes to Mattel Thirteenth Doctor, major improvements

Minor changes to Mattel Thirteenth Doctor, major improvements published on No Comments on Minor changes to Mattel Thirteenth Doctor, major improvements

Tonight I trimmed the right front of my Mattel Thirteenth Doctor’s hair. I also took the shirt off my Character Options 10″ Thirteen and put it on the Mattel one. Still looking too pale and washed out, but there’s a marked improvement. This gives me hope that a minor repaint will work additional wonders… Continue reading Minor changes to Mattel Thirteenth Doctor, major improvements

Fancy Pippi updates

Fancy Pippi updates published on No Comments on Fancy Pippi updates

Besides the Swedish Pippi head that I showed yesterday, I also have a Mattel Scooter. I have long wanted to make her a Pippi, since her red hair and mischievous expression are perfect. Anyway, at first I thought that the 2007 Mattel Mad Hatter body was too small for the Swedish Pippi head, so I moved it up to a Noix de Rome Ninie body. I added some ball-jointed pegs to Pure Neemo jazz hands and used those. I also added upper arm swivels, since the Noix de Rome body lacks them for some reason. The Hatter clothing still fit on this body, but with an appealingly too-small look.

 

Because the Swedish Pippi head did not match the Ninie body [the head was too red], I tried the Scooter head. The skintone matches much better, and she’s adorable. I will use Scooter for Fancy Pippi. Swedish Pippi will use Scooter’s original body, which is a better color match. I need to either give Fancy Pippi feet or glue her shoes on. I also need to do her hair. But she’s very close to done!!

Continue reading Fancy Pippi updates

Parting out a Mattel 2007 Mad Hatter

Parting out a Mattel 2007 Mad Hatter published on No Comments on Parting out a Mattel 2007 Mad Hatter

Thanks to @natalunasans, I scored this hard-to-find doll for my birthday. No pictures of the doll as it came, but the head went to a smallerverse character, Max, one of Frankie’s parents. Continue reading Parting out a Mattel 2007 Mad Hatter

Pants 4 Pammy

Pants 4 Pammy published on No Comments on Pants 4 Pammy

Pammy, Bailey’s little sister, will wear the devil outfit that she came with. However it doesn’t go down far enough to cover where I spliced her calves. I made a simple pair of pants to go under the costume. I am aware that the stripes are unaligned. But who wears such loud prints for alignment anyway?!Continue reading Pants 4 Pammy

Body mods on a crabby little toddler, Pammy

Body mods on a crabby little toddler, Pammy published on No Comments on Body mods on a crabby little toddler, Pammy

I hacked into my recently purchased Pampi action figure from the Medicom Stylish Collection Bambi and Pampi. Pictures and commentary below. Continue reading Body mods on a crabby little toddler, Pammy

Primary Sidebar