As promised…..Jennifer and I have put together 3 very brief videos to answer some of our most commonly asked questions. Naturally…..I asked her to do the actual hands-on fixing as I had the very hard job of holding the video camera…(actually her hands look much better!) Anyway….the first video shows how easy it is to assemble and re-assemble the newer Evangeline Ghastly bodies..did I mention how much we love these bodies?? Anyway…you will see how she pops that torso on and off so easily…(err–well not too easy if you are weak as a kitten)–but if you keep on trying–you will have success! Not only can you replace the upper part…torso…and lower legs–but the hands, arms, etc…now if I were made like her–my problems would be over!
The second video will show eyelash repair on our Tonner Antoinette “Intriguing” Fashion Doll. Actually, the smushed–(I hope that’s a real word) eyelash issue happens to Evangeline more often than Antoinette…but the process is exactly the same. I think Jennifer did a super job..and it only took seconds. Now…should the lash be off or hanging, you will need a bit of clear drying tacky glue. Many collectors say good old Elmers when used correctly and in the smallest amounts also works well. You will need to take a toothpick and apply a very thin line to the lash…not the vinyl or resin…but the lash edge. Then…taking a clean toopick–just push lash right back on eyelid and it will hold in a few seconds!
And for our last video….this issue rarely happens during transit–but the headswappers have asked for our help with this very same thing many times. In this case….poor Scarlett arrived with her head rolling around in the box. It was not something simple like her head was not fully seated over the button during manufacturing . Oh no…….it was on her neck button alright–but the whole dang button assembly was not in her neck…it was completely in her head. Jennifer will show you how warm and squishy..(again, I hope that’s a real word) the head must be to fix this!
Since I am always in the Antique to vintage dolly hospital and naturally offer insight on those types of repair…we thought it may be nice to show the Tonner and Wilde Imagination Collectors out there a few things that they may find helpful. I am hoping that the videos work well as I would love to have some Doll Doctoring tutorials in the future….Once again–let me hear from you. Leave a comment on things you would like to see..(within reason–we do not tap dance or sing –but we do repair dolls!!)
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