Now it's time to put it all together, paint, sew and PLAY!
|When gluing the neck peg into the body, be sure to put a large needle through the arm holes so that the peg doesn't accidently drop down to block the arm holes.||A drop of glue into the head...|
|Now hold them straight until the glue sets. If you get it crooked, your Bitty will be looking off to the side all her life!||Don't forget to sign your new family member.|
|You can see how tall she will be when strung by putting pins through her holes. I would paint and seal her before doing the final stringing.||I sealed the model(s) with spray varnish|
|When painted, our model sits with her sister blank.||Here's her face all finished. (sort of)|
|Tessa is proud of the twins - one of each torso type.||Oops! What's this??|
|Here's a closer picture of his ear. The details were hollowed with a ball burr in a Dremel.|
Sometimes our Bittys tell us what to do. The "Model" decided that being a girl was not for "him". My fault for giving him too strong a jaw. The mouth was too close to the nose and he refused to be a girl.
To make a "boy" of him, I carved the hair into ears, reduced it in the back, and repainted it.
He's much happier now!