Edit. Turning this thread into a reborn redo thr


#42

Took off the old paint. Lots of acetone later.


#43

PM me your address and I will get them mailed to you.


#44

Working on this little one so she is home by Christmas.


#45

Can’t wait to see the refinished baby!


#46

Looking sooo much better. :heart_eyes:


#47

Not done but lots of detail work done today.


#48

Looking so much better.


#49

Indoor cell phone pics make her look yellow. But here she is so far. Huge shout out to @pattyabe for donating the eyes! :heart::heart::heart::heart:


#50

Wow, that’s a big difference!! Great work!!


#51

What an improvement! She looks fantastic and those eyes are lovely!


#52

Painting done. New eyes. Sealed and ready for assembly and final photos in the morning before she heads back to her mom for Christmas.


#53

Awesome,they will be thrilled with her redone.She looks so much better.


#54

She looks wonderful! You are so kind to do this work for someone out of the kindness of your heart. You are making Christmas extra special for them.


#55

I’m so upset.
I was putting the final layer of varnish on the baby and the leg split in two!! :weary::weary::weary::weary:
I have another 3/4 leg and will be painting it to match this one all day tomorrow to get her done.

I feel so badly that. This happened. I’ve never experienced it before and its not fixable. Its a huge split right down the thigh.


#56

:frowning:
Wonder if it is from stripping it in acetone? Or did you get windsor and newton?

I have never heard anything good about acetone… so I am just assuming.

But then I have had older kits that are split on the flanges… (not realborns though but another BB kit, as well as cracked belly plate for Sansa)


#57

That’s possible.
I do wonder if this was a seconds kit because the vinyl is thin in some spots. I just didn’t notice it on the leg until it was split. I feel awful. :weary::weary::weary:

The rest of her is ok tho. And I still have the paint mix I used on her so I can make it match. But still. Just as I was almost done! :weary::weary::weary:


#58

Oh no! Good thing you had another leg, good luck!


#59

I use seconds kits all the time. They are fine. Even test parts are usually fine. I hate to say it, but my first though was acetone too. I’ve heard over and over that it can weaken the vinyl. :tired_face:


#60

I’ve used it before. And it didn’t happen until the last bake so I don’t think so.


#61

The rest of the doll is complete and I have a leg here that matches the split leg so I will paint it tomorrow. Looked over the rest of the sculpt. No thin spots or areas of concern so I’m back on track as of now

Whew