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Author Topic: Operetta's hips and hair  (Read 824 times)

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Operetta's hips and hair
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:14:49 AM »
I hate to keep spamming this forum with help with my dolls but I'm not sure where else to put it :( sorry if this is in the wrong place.
I've seen lots of dolls with the peg hips that have very wobbly hips. This is the problem for my howleen and operetta dolls. I then tried to rip out the hips of my operetta and that did not end well at all.. I ended up having to put a toothpick in each hip and make a hole in the hip socket to fit an elastic. However that is not working. Hips are still very wobbly. I really want to salvage this doll because I do not have much money right now. If you are able to help me out please do here are some pictures
The peg got stuck in one of the hips and I had to use my scissors to scalpel it out. Does not look good :(
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Also her hair is a whole nother story. It was ruined like this when I bought her. I don't know what to do with it but I want ANY hairstyle that would work for her!
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I was going to make her into an all curl hair in the middle and then shave the sides and make it look like that but it ended up terrible... please help!!
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Re: Operetta's hips
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 12:12:40 PM »
Hmmm I think you might be able to loop an elastic around the toothpick you put in and try restringing thm like a ball-jointed doll or the early MH dolls.
Here's a tutorial on how to restring them.
http://monsterhighcatzi.blogspot.com/2010/09/defect-legs-fix.html

In the future, with peg sockets, you can rotate her legs so they're up above her head and then gently lever them until they pop out (that was a vague description sorry here's an example with pictures done on a barbie: http://dollsahoy.tumblr.com/post/73527131820/lets-do-a-modern-playline-barbie-leg-swap-1)

With loose joints I use the superglue method (TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!) where I put a few drops into the joint and then continuously move it until the glue hardens. There's a couple tutorials out there. I have done this a few times with mixed results, so please be advised before you try this out on your favorite doll-- you might freeze up their joints permanently!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFcGag2MaEc

Worse comes to worst you can get a replacement Operetta doll for under $10 and just use the body with the head you have! Hope this helps, sorry I don't have more resources!!
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Re: Operetta's hips
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 04:01:45 PM »
Hmmm I think you might be able to loop an elastic around the toothpick you put in and try restringing thm like a ball-jointed doll or the early MH dolls.
Here's a tutorial on how to restring them.
http://monsterhighcatzi.blogspot.com/2010/09/defect-legs-fix.html

In the future, with peg sockets, you can rotate her legs so they're up above her head and then gently lever them until they pop out (that was a vague description sorry here's an example with pictures done on a barbie: http://dollsahoy.tumblr.com/post/73527131820/lets-do-a-modern-playline-barbie-leg-swap-1)

With loose joints I use the superglue method (TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!) where I put a few drops into the joint and then continuously move it until the glue hardens. There's a couple tutorials out there. I have done this a few times with mixed results, so please be advised before you try this out on your favorite doll-- you might freeze up their joints permanently!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFcGag2MaEc

Worse comes to worst you can get a replacement Operetta doll for under $10 and just use the body with the head you have! Hope this helps, sorry I don't have more resources!!
Thank you so much! Maybe she will be the first elastic hip operetta? I don't really know where to find elastic I just want one that would work. I just need to figure out how to fix that horrible scar on her hip now..
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Re: Operetta's hips
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 06:09:14 PM »
Apoxie sculpt is your friend!! It air dries hard like plastic and can be painted to match whatever color your doll is!

And you can find elastic at any sewing supply/craft store. It should be really cheap, or you could use a very thin hair-tie....
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Re: Operetta's hips
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 06:40:06 PM »
Apoxie sculpt is your friend!! It air dries hard like plastic and can be painted to match whatever color your doll is!

And you can find elastic at any sewing supply/craft store. It should be really cheap, or you could use a very thin hair-tie....
Seems pretty expensive though...  sounds cool though.

Hopefully the hair tie will work. Going to look as soon as I'm home.
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Re: Operetta's hips and hair
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 06:47:20 AM »
This link might help you with the stringing! Link: http://monsterhighcatzi.blogspot.al/2010/09/defect-legs-fix.html

As for the hair, you might be able to create a side part for her and blend the cut piece into it, i did this for my 13 wishes Lala which had very bad bangs.
 
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Re: Operetta's hips and hair
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 02:13:53 AM »
This link might help you with the stringing! Link: http://monsterhighcatzi.blogspot.al/2010/09/defect-legs-fix.html

As for the hair, you might be able to create a side part for her and blend the cut piece into it, i did this for my 13 wishes Lala which had very bad bangs.
 
Hope it helps!

Thank you so much!! Operetta had more complications and ended up with a broken knee as well :/ I decided to throw out her body. Iíve replaced her body with a new one and Iím starting to give her some bangs :) Iím going to turn her into kasane Teto lol. Thanks for the tip ^^ might be able to do this for Cupid..
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Re: Operetta's hips and hair
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 03:07:48 AM »
This link might help you with the stringing! Link: http://monsterhighcatzi.blogspot.al/2010/09/defect-legs-fix.html

As for the hair, you might be able to create a side part for her and blend the cut piece into it, i did this for my 13 wishes Lala which had very bad bangs.
 
Hope it helps!

Thank you so much!! Operetta had more complications and ended up with a broken knee as well :/ I decided to throw out her body. Iíve replaced her body with a new one and Iím starting to give her some bangs :) Iím going to turn her into kasane Teto lol. Thanks for the tip ^^ might be able to do this for Cupid..

Glad to help! Good luck!