Introducing Basil

Meet Basil, a body I have made to fit the Skyfall head.

He is about 41cm tall with the head and that puts him in the shorter range of the 1/4 dolls.
I am almost finished with the original sculpt. The plan now is to cast a prototype in house and hopefully have it finished enough to bring it with me to Jointed Hearts.

To give an idea of his size and proportions, here he is posed next to a Doll Leaves Wish.

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Standing up.

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And sitting down.

First Order Period Open

I am happy to announce that the Skyfall head is now available to order.
Only a limited amount of heads will be released this time, the order period starts now and ends July 31, or when the heads are sold out, whichever is first.

To order, simply place an e-mail to dolly_dark@hotmail.com and tell the amount and skin color you wish to purchase and provide name, address and your Paypal information.
You will then receive a confirmation mail and a Paypal invoice. Pay the amount within 5 days to confirm your order. Your order is not complete until we have received the payment.

The head is available in a Normal Skin that is intended to match Volks Normal and in White Skin.
The cost of one head is 85 euro
Shipping cost will be 13 euro to most countries (more info about shipping at the end of the post*).

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Skyfall takes 12mm or 14mm eyes and wigs in size 6-7. She fits S-hooks up to 13mm wide.

*This shipping option has tracking available to the following countries:
Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Canada, Croatia, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zeeland, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Hungary, Belarus, Austria.
If your country is not on the list and you want tracking, let me know in your order e-mail and I’ll get back to you with what other options are available. Please be aware that the shipping cost will likely be a bit higher.

Possible Hybrids

I have tried the prototype head on the bodies I have available.
Since this is still a prototype, these pictures don’t say anything about resin matches, but they can be useful to see size and proportions.
The head should fit nicely on any body with similar measurements. They all have a neck circumference of between 7 and 7,5 cm. The head has a decent range of movement on all of these bodies.

Doll Leaves Teenage Dream boy body
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Luts Kid Delf Romantic body
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Lati Blue girl body
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The beginning of a doll head.

Meet Skyfall
I use Super Sculpey for my original sculpt. It is a soft, high quality polymer clay.
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Here is another image of the head, ready for casting.
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I made a silicone mold and cast the head in polyurethane resin myself, even though the final cast will be done by a casting company.
This way I have heads in the right material to play with, paint and try on different bodies, ahead of time. It also means I don’t have to send my actual original sculpt to the casting company, so if something should go wrong and it is damaged or lost in shipping, it’s not the end of the world.
So, why not just casting the finished dolls in house and save the money from have it produced elsewhere? Well, honestly, I’m no professional caster. I work in my own home and don’t have the facilities or experience to safely produce a high quality product here. It is also a lot of work and that is work of a kind that I am neither very interested in nor very good at. This way I have more energy and time to put into the actual sculpting and marketing aspects and the customer will get a better product in the end.