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New to the BJD world :) [24 Jan 2011|10:08pm]

mari_on_net_te
[ mood | chipper ]

 Hi everyone

I am only planning to become a bjd-maker, but for real; no more thinking about it, I want to make my own BJD. Within next 30 days, if possible.
I`ve been thinking about it for a long time, exploring sites, checking YT tutorials, but I don`t feel any more clever on the topic, then I was couple of months ago XD
Could anyone here give me some tips please? ^_^`
What should I take care of first? (tools, materials- but which one? I want to cast a doll, so.... )
Anything you could share with me would be helpful :)
Oh, and I`ve noticed, that most of the BJD makers are from US, but maybe there are some people from Europe as well? Are there any shops with supplies you could recommend?

I know, a lot of questions to start with, but I`m really eager to start working on it as soon as possible @__@

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[19 Dec 2009|04:56pm]

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[19 Aug 2009|10:22pm]

punchacha


далее - дурное влияние соответствующих людей на мои эстетические предпочтения :))

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first post here [03 Jan 2009|03:07pm]

sonne_of_sun
A 1 inch head i made out of homemade airdry clay. It was a bit excruciating and stupid of me to make such a small thing. good thing I bought those pretty 6mm eyes XD. I got to test them on him.

These are also posted in my deviantart account>>> Joan-Kagami.


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Another quick question: How much clay should I buy? [19 Jul 2008|10:51am]

hyphema
I'm ordering LaDoll Premier clay today, but I'm not sure how much I should buy. I'm aiming for a doll about 30 cm (17-18 in) high. Will two packages of LaDoll be enough, or should I get more or less?
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Question on dollmaking: does 'reinforced' Sculpey work? [14 Jul 2008|09:18am]

hyphema
[ mood | pensive ]

Good day to you all!

I'm in the process of designing my first ball-jointed doll: I've made a blueprint for myself, and now I'm collecting supplies. I decided to buy polymer clay (Super Sculpey) because I assumed it would be the most durable material to use. Lately I've read a lot of posts on the internet that claim Super Sculpey isn't as durable as paperclay/stoneclay and doesn't hold up as well to elastic string tension.

Then I had a brilliant idea. (At least I thought it was.) What if you could 'reinforce' Sculpey the way you'd reinforce concrete, with a layer of metal between two layers of clay? I suppose you could use armature wire, but I own a lot of wire and was thinking of making my own wireframe. That way, I could also put wire at the edges of doll parts, where they'd receive the most stress.

So here are my questions:
-Anyone know if this is a viable method for making Sculpey stronger and more durable? Or will adding a wire layer make the clay less durable?
-Are there any other ways to make Sculpey stronger for use in BJDs?
-Is paperclay really stronger than polymer?

And, in case you weren't sure what I meant about the 'reinforced' Sculpey, here's a quick schematic: http://i36.tinypic.com/m8pjrk.jpg

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I made my first BJD! in 4 weeks time! weee! [03 Jun 2008|12:00am]

yuuko_81
[ mood | accomplished ]

Yes, in 4 weeks! i managed to make it into an university assignment believe or not...It's not the most amazing BJD around but i'm quite proud (is my first one! yay!)



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Joy is born! [17 Sep 2007|09:09pm]

sand3
This is little Joy! Isn't she adorable?! I got her cast last week and finished painting her and putting on her eyelashes last night! I am calling the head-sculpt 'Simera' and am going to be selling them shortly. I am super excited.

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[30 Sep 2006|06:37pm]

decadencecircus
http://community.livejournal.com/strange_puppet/

add it! :P
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New Doll in Progress - Liander [06 Sep 2006|09:42pm]

_xaren_
x-posted on DOA(?)

For a while now I have debated starting to make a BJD out of some of my main characters and I finally have - Started that is. I've spent the last week or so working on a head for my first doll, Liander. I don't think it came out perfect by any standards, but I'm happy with him nontheless.

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Seeking measurements [04 Aug 2006|02:59pm]

sand3
I'm currenlty making a BJD from scratch and I want to make it so that it can fit the same clothing stuffs as the more mass-produced dolls, mainly because I do not feel up to learning the shoe-making trade... Could anyone with a super dollfie, delf or any other 60ish cm doll give me the measurements of their feet and how many cm round the neck. Those are the main things, web pages tend to carry the other measurements...
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New in town... [06 Jul 2006|04:51pm]

sand3
Hi, I'm Sand3 (yes, the 3 is part of the name), I've just caught the bug and I've been scouring the web for information on how to make BJDs. I am so optomistic as to have searched for a book too, but naturally none was found. My particular interest now is in finding information on making the dolls from scratch, I've found stringing and resin casting so far, but not a lot on sculpting. I'm not even sure what the usual casting mediums or the original scupting is done in. Does anybody know any web sites with that kind of information? Note, though I am new to BJDs, I have been dabbling in dolls and marionettes since I was quite young, so this isn't an entirely insane dillusion of grandure here. If anyone can give me information, I would be delighted to have it. Thanks.

Sand3
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Fei is finished [22 Jun 2006|12:51pm]

dd_anne

She is using Volks 27cm DP body, so I didn't get permission to post her on DoA.I wonder if I can post her here: )











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THE ADVENTURES OF ZWEI the Amazing Stump Girl! [28 Apr 2006|06:17am]

legsdiamond
so Zwei got a companion today ^_^ and it's not the fuzzy green vibro rabbit. . .
Marissa and I finaly finished her and her new buddy the centaur! hehe It's really silly. ^_^
Zwei's face and alot of other parts are different from the ones in the previous post with her.
And the Centaur's name isn't acctualy "Horse-butt" That's just what I've been calling her ever since we made the horse butt peice.

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Horse-butt: "do do do walking along minding my own bussiness. . . "


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Zwei: " What are you?"

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Horse-butt: "I'm a centaur! We are a proud and noble race."

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Zwei: "GIMMIE A RIDE!"

Horse-butt: "GET THE HELL OFF ME!"

the end!

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They say "thanks for reading" and I say "LOOKS! Zwei isn't naked!"
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My 1/6 doll head [26 Apr 2006|01:45pm]

dd_anne
[ mood | satisfied ]

I sculptured her one year ago and started re sculpturing her these days.She will be finished soon!

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Hello there! [17 Apr 2006|11:44pm]

sarina_chan
Hi, I'm new here and I would like to talk with you all about making BJD!
I tried to make some BJD with Living doll material but, even if the dolls I made are horrible, they broke =(
so I'm desperate =(

any sggest?
Is better to buy super sculpey?



PS: sorry for my bad english, but I come from Italy!
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[16 Apr 2006|10:24am]
_xaren_
Hello there!

I've come to share a new doll with you guys. I actually finished his sculpting and everything a few weeks ago but I've been unable to post him until now. His name is Lynx and I suppose he would be concidered something of a Felitaur?

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One of his hands is a lot bigger than the other but I don't think it is really that noticable...

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[12 Apr 2006|11:24pm]

batchix
[ mood | hot ]

x-posted to my lj and doa. :3



Dear Diary,

Today I got thighs. Oma tells me they were a bitch to drill out, but that she's very happy with how they turned out. I worry that my hips stick out a bit, but I think it's because of my muscle tone. Hm. I am hoping that I will have a full set of legs by tomorrow evening. I will finally be able to stand on my own, this makes me very happy. I know the sooner I get legs, the sooner I get arms and hands and then Oma will sculpt my brother's head.

Here I am next to V also for size comparison. I am forming a plan to steal his pants.

I am, however, worried. Oma keeps tossing around a vial of blue stuff that looks like the colored stuff she puts in cousin Bastian's resin. She also has another curiously silver filled vial. Will one of us end up a blue elf? I am not sure this is an altogether happy arrangement for me. :S

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[03 Apr 2006|01:21am]

decadencecircus
[ mood | artistic ]

!!My first head !and my Big Head too xD !  i make it today ,hehe, All the people says that he is ugly, but I already sit fondness for him 
! hihi



Au Revoir!


regards!

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