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Author Topic: Rescuing Nefera  (Read 7888 times)

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Rescuing Nefera
« on: April 22, 2014, 08:09:14 PM »
Thanks to a wonderful member from here (who hasn't been online much during past two weeks :( I'm worried, you hear me!? :rant:) I have a Nefera to rescue. She's missing half one leg. My Clawdia had to tolerate the process of mold-making, so that Nefera could have her prosthetic leg. It's the first casting without any colorants added.

I need to round the top and find the way to attach it to the thigh. I'm thinking about a strong magnet in the thigh and a bent metal strip on the top of the leg. If this works out, she'll be as mobile as new. I have a plan-B too, but I really hope plan-A works.

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 08:17:17 PM »
Looking forward to the results!

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 08:39:19 PM »
I just recently found out you can buy joints for models and dolls.   Hobbylink Japan is where I saw them. I've never used them myself,  but it looks like it could help. Maybe look up kitbashing to find out how to use them/which ones you need?
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 08:55:54 PM »
I just recently found out you can buy joints for models and dolls.   Hobbylink Japan is where I saw them. I've never used them myself,  but it looks like it could help. Maybe look up kitbashing to find out how to use them/which ones you need?

Wow, thanks! That's really helpful! I'll look into this. This actually gave an idea about plan-C.

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 08:18:38 AM »
Well, the magnet plan kind of worked, but not the way I wanted.

It would hold the leg in place, allow it to turn, the doll will even be able to sit, but won't hold the bent leg, it will always straighten under its own weight. So moving on to the plan B.

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 10:28:32 AM »
I am stalking this because my Sweet 1600 Clawd's leg broke at the knee joint:(.  If you're successful, please let me know because I don't know now to fix him.
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 01:36:06 PM »
This is awesome! I'll admit if my dolls break a leg they will probably be stuck that way. I have no repair skills. :biggrin:
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 05:03:47 AM »
OOOOOoooooooo I feel like I am watching an episode of some very serious hospital drama. I am on the edge of my seat. I just want to know what happens next.
Does she make it?
Does she get out of the coma?
Will he wait for her?
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014, 08:14:03 AM »

OOOOOoooooooo I feel like I am watching an episode of some very serious hospital drama. I am on the edge of my seat. I just want to know what happens next.
Does she make it?
Does she get out of the coma?
Will he wait for her?
 :freak:
:haha: this is how I'm watch the progress too :) my daughter snapped a leg off of a Cleo that is currently in a duct tape cast, I'd love to know a good way to fix her.

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014, 07:50:30 PM »
Nefera with her see-through leg immediately made me think of phantom limb syndrome XD Looking forward to seeing your progress!
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 08:09:47 PM »
Thank you all, who follows the progress  :biggrin:

OOOOOoooooooo I feel like I am watching an episode of some very serious hospital drama. I am on the edge of my seat. I just want to know what happens next.
Does she make it?
Does she get out of the coma?
Will he wait for her?
 :freak:

Oh, Zeo! This just made my day :biggrin: I can assure you, doctors are doing everything possible and impossible to save her ;)

Nefera with her see-through leg immediately made me think of phantom limb syndrome XD Looking forward to seeing your progress!

I haven't decided yet what color to use for her leg. I would love ivory. Need to try mixing the colorants. But it's a bit early to think about it :P

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2014, 06:42:48 AM »
OOOOOoooooooo I feel like I am watching an episode of some very serious hospital drama. I am on the edge of my seat. I just want to know what happens next.
Does she make it?
Does she get out of the coma?
Will he wait for her?
 :freak:
Oh man Zeo, I busted out laughing at this!!
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2014, 04:12:18 PM »
Oh neat, hmm I wonder if maybe a plexiglass peg into a socket drilled into the thigh?

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2014, 04:19:26 PM »
OOOOOoooooooo I feel like I am watching an episode of some very serious hospital drama. I am on the edge of my seat. I just want to know what happens next.
Does she make it?
Does she get out of the coma?
Will he wait for her?
 :freak:
Oh man Zeo, I busted out laughing at this!!

Mee too XD I wan't to know what happens next!

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2014, 11:51:23 PM »
Thank you all, who follows the progress  :biggrin:

OOOOOoooooooo I feel like I am watching an episode of some very serious hospital drama. I am on the edge of my seat. I just want to know what happens next.
Does she make it?
Does she get out of the coma?
Will he wait for her?
 :freak:

Oh, Zeo! This just made my day :biggrin: I can assure you, doctors are doing everything possible and impossible to save her ;)


How is she doing doc? Will she be able to remember everything we are saying to her currently?
Nefera! Don't give up girl. Don't follow the light! We love you!
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2014, 02:07:39 AM »
Oh neat, hmm I wonder if maybe a plexiglass peg into a socket drilled into the thigh?

It's more of a problem how to make the leg move like the original. I need to find the way to get a joint into the lower leg.

Thank you all, who follows the progress  :biggrin:

OOOOOoooooooo I feel like I am watching an episode of some very serious hospital drama. I am on the edge of my seat. I just want to know what happens next.
Does she make it?
Does she get out of the coma?
Will he wait for her?
 :freak:

Oh, Zeo! This just made my day :biggrin: I can assure you, doctors are doing everything possible and impossible to save her ;)


How is she doing doc? Will she be able to remember everything we are saying to her currently?
Nefera! Don't give up girl. Don't follow the light! We love you!

To my surprise, she's patiently waiting. I would expect her to though a fit daily until she gets a brand new even more beautiful leg, but apparently she's too weak for that. I'm sure, I'll hear a lot of yelling for not being fast enough, when she gets better :biggrin:

Here's the current state of things. I'm molding the CAM lower leg joint (bought a broken CAM for that) and another joint variant. We'll see what works better (if any will work at all).


I will try to cast a new leg already with a joint in it tomorrow. Stay tuned  ;)

Post Merge: April 26, 2014, 02:10:49 AM

And holy bananas, I just got an idea! I have a Plan-D!
*Nefera rolls her eyes : Just do it already!
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2014, 08:36:34 AM »
Joints cast

Here's how it all looks in the process



I tried casting a leg with the joint inside. I covered the joint with a thin layer of vaseline. Thanks to this, the joint didn't merge to the leg. But the joint itself was of incorrect distorted form and I failed to position it straight, so it didn't work. I also think, that the resin I use is not hard enough for such a small piece. I will look for a similar part in car shops (my boyfriend says, chaces to find something are pretty good). If I don't find it, I'll cast another joint and aiforse it with a metal bar.

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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2014, 01:18:48 PM »
Oh my ghoul, you are going through a lot of trouble. I hope little miss princess really appreciates what you do for her.
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2014, 02:47:54 PM »
oh, this is awesome! I love that you are giving Nefera another chance and repairing her (I love to see so much dolly love, as I am also all for always giving another chance and not throw anything out), and I also love the WIP pics! I hope your plan B works out (or if not, plan C does) and Nefera will soon be as new again ^^
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Re: Rescuing Nefera
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2014, 09:18:10 PM »
This is so interesting!!
I just have no idea how you'd even begin giving her a new leg joint, so I'm utterly fascinated by how you figure it out!
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