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Author Topic: Customizers' chit-chat thread  (Read 26304 times)

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Offline Primaltimediamond

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #75 on: October 02, 2020, 02:53:49 PM »
I'm gonna attempt my first custom soon hopefully! I still need a few things before I can start, baby's first custom I'm very excited to start!

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #76 on: October 02, 2020, 08:55:24 PM »
I'm gonna attempt my first custom soon hopefully! I still need a few things before I can start, baby's first custom I'm very excited to start!

Exciting! Best of luck, I'd love to see pics ^^
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #77 on: October 04, 2020, 03:35:31 PM »
I need a pack of satsuma pony hair for a custom and both my usual suppliers are sold out (dolly hair & my little customs)
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2020, 05:59:49 PM »
I'm gonna attempt my first custom soon hopefully! I still need a few things before I can start, baby's first custom I'm very excited to start!

Hope it goes well for you!

I need a pack of satsuma pony hair for a custom and both my usual suppliers are sold out (dolly hair & my little customs)

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #79 on: October 04, 2020, 08:46:30 PM »
Ok, does anyone in the USA have a place that sells actual nylon that's currently active? Other than Dollyhair...Retro dolls looks like it's taking a while and is taking a break...if not I'll keep using TheDollPlanet but I wanted something more bouncy.
I beheaded some fashion styles and am thinking of what to do with them.
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #80 on: October 04, 2020, 09:38:09 PM »
I believe Dolltress has nylon. I haven't had a chance to order any myself but it looked promising.

edit: Actually, Dolltress looks to have the same stock as Dollyhair just with (mostly) different names.
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #81 on: October 04, 2020, 10:01:48 PM »
I completely forgot about Dolltress! I'll take a look!
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #82 on: October 05, 2020, 03:26:03 AM »
I'm turning a small baby doll into a zombie with glowing eyes.  Missing  few fingers and toes.  Going to glue a magnet to her bum and stick her on a fridge.  Debating if she needs a little machete...
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #83 on: October 05, 2020, 10:23:37 AM »
You know you're going to have to post pictures of that XD And yes, little machete is a great idea!
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2020, 09:12:35 PM »
One of these days I am gonna figure a photo host thing and have lots of pics to post.  Size ref for my zombie:  stand her behind a coke can and she's a finger taller and about as wide.  Anyone know of any weapons that would fit?  Or suggestions on making?
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2020, 09:41:41 PM »
Oh, a machete would be great. :D Or a classic baseball bat with nails.

My dragon is still sticky. I think it's because of the pony's plastic. Every coat of paint got sticky when I let it dry and now every coat of sealant is, too. All the sculpted parts are fine.
Any ideas what I could do with it? I'm not happy to sell it in my shop because it's not my usual quality, but I also put a lot of work into it.
Maybe I could auction it?
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2020, 11:56:54 PM »

I've finally got back into some work; making hair plugs! Since I use the knot and loop method, it takes foreeeeever, but I've got a good rhythm going! Listening to a podcast makes it go so much faster! I did red months ago, then I did orange two nights ago, and yellow last night! I'm halfway through the rainbow!!


I do this method, too.  So I have a bunch of colors already made up for when I decide what to create.  Right now I have about 9 more colors I want to get done before I sit down and do some serious customizing.  I steal the hair from other dolls like Strawberry Shortcake and Disney Princess Fashion heads.  It works well because the plugs are already sized out for me and I end up with loads of plugs.  I buy them used at the thrift store, usually for less than $3 each.  When I finish I'll have to take a picture of all the colors I've ended up with doing it this way.

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #87 on: October 06, 2020, 01:15:30 AM »
Puush is a genius!!!  There are 4 inch length baseball bats on eBay.  Texas Rangers seems appropriate.... 
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #88 on: October 06, 2020, 08:24:34 AM »
Puush is a genius!!!  There are 4 inch length baseball bats on eBay.  Texas Rangers seems appropriate.... 
:blush: Thanks. I can't wait to see it.

I started with the needle&thread method back in 2009 (wow). Went through a lot of dental floss because it was the sturdiest thread I could find and easy to get in the needle.
But when I tried the rehair tool I never looked back. It's just quicker.
Rehairing is not my fave part of customizing, but I have several friends who love doing it, so sometimes I can outsource for tea and cookies = win-win-cookies situation.

The thing that really gives me a headache is styling hair. I just can't really do it. Most of my customs have unstyled long hair.
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #89 on: October 06, 2020, 03:20:37 PM »
I started with the needle&thread method back in 2009 (wow). Went through a lot of dental floss because it was the sturdiest thread I could find and easy to get in the needle.

I've never used a needle.  I just use a push pin to get the hole a bit bigger and then put a loop of heavy fishing line through and use that to pull the plug through the hole.  The fishing line seems to hold up well.  I'm still using the spool I got when I started customizing years ago.  I'm sure it takes longer than a re-rooting tool but I kind of like the repetitiveness of it.  And I like that my plugs are good and secure even if I don't put any glue in the head to hold them in place.  My brushable customs can be brushed with no worry about pulling out the hair.

 

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