I recently completed a re-root and style for a fellow doll/action figure friend of mine.
The re-root and style was done on a BBI perfect body AA Action Figure.
This was my 3rd time working with an action figure head.
Here are the first 2 action figure re-roots I completed for those of you that may be new to my blog (welcome)...
(This gal was for the AMAZING Danielle of Vita Plastica!)
*This picture was taken by Danielle once she returned home.*
This 3rd gal was unique because I was asked to do pigtails.
I had never done pigtails before, but was completely up for the challenge.
Here is the Before picture of the BBI perfect body AA Action Figure ...
Then the "prep" phase...
The in progress picture I took when I first began her part work...
And the Finished product (sorta)...
She is set to be a Native American character when she arrives home.
Of course this isn't her body (that is at home with her owner).
I balanced her head on a Liv body for this shot.
There is no "neck peg" because these types of heads have VERY small neck holes.
I am very pleased with the way she turned out.
And luckily, so is her owner.
When rooting the part for pigtails, make sure you thatch the part. DO NOT "bulk" the part. It is way too risky, and you may split the head. It also helps to root from the outside-in to have a more precise (straight) part line. Re-rooting from the outside-in is also helpful when dealing with harder doll heads.
How to Re-root from the outside in:
Make a plug with a knot on the end.
Thread through needle.
Fold (not tight) at the halfway point of the plug.
Press through the hole on the outside until the plug comes through on the other side.
Then tie a knot on the loose end sticking out of the neck hole.
Last, pull the knot on top of head up until the new knot is securely on the inside of the head, then snip the outside knot off at the end.
I may do a step by step (with pictures) "how to" on the steps above.
Would any of you be interested in that?
Thank you for stopping in!
A Warm Welcome to all the new readers!!
May this find you well and smiling,
-Cat of A Doll Affinity