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As some of you know, I've been buying "irreparable" dolls from inside the community on and off, and have been able to give new limbs and parts to some of my dolls. Mostly I replace legs that are missing.

Right now I'm trying something bigger.

I got some dolls that have had the limbs chewed clean through by pets, or torn off leaving a jagged stump or only the anchor joint.

I've been thinking.

What are the best doll limbs to splice onto these dolls?

I figure can use a rotary saw to clean up the stump, add some Testor's clear plastic cement (that stuff is a miracle, I strongly suggest investing in some for more involved CAMs and Mods) and then attaching a limb from a different brand of doll to the stump, giving the doll a unique appearance and renewed functionality.

Right now I have a quadruple amputee Jackson, and I'm wondering which doll would be best to replace his stumped limbs with. My money is on either a Skipper doll, or a Fashionista Ken.

Suggestions?

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Ken, but that me.

Skipper's Boyfriend Kevin maybe?  Or a My Scene boy?

Do they still make Kevin dolls? And I've thought about a My Scene boy, but I don't know how well the limbs match up.

No you would have to buy Kevin online.  If someone doesn't show a comparison before the weekend, I will take a comparison photo.  My Scene dolls might be easier.  Their limbs are jointed.  Kevin is solid hard plastic.

I have a few boy dolls that your might be able to use... send me FR and we can talk.

I've cleaned up with stump arm, it had a chewy end from a dog, but now it's nice and flat. The other arm I've temporarily replaced with a CAM vamp arm, but I don't want that to be the permanent solution, not when I could do something more dynamic.

I'm just wondering whether I should splice a limb from a doll, and which doll would be best, or if I should just sculpt a new arm to attach to the one stump.

I should probably take pics to show what I'm working with.

It's a Gloom Beach Jackson, Missing one lower limb, and the other lower limb was basically chewed in half.

His knees are both busted, and the circles cracked. I think I can fix those though, I just need to apply some plastic cement and hope it doesn't bleed onto the leg itself too much. It works much better than superglue because it turns into plastic when dried.

One of the feet was chewed off, but if I use the current donor legs I've got, I put a donor foot on one of the original thrashed legs.

Some quick photos for reference. I've already cleaned him up a bit and gotten the worst of the chewed damage fixed. A few more light sandings and he'll be good as new... Well, except the limbs. I'm thinking either fix the knee joints (with some washers and pliers, or take the hot knife tool or a rotary tool saw (the small kind for crafts) and cut the limbs above the ruined joints and attach the limbs from a different doll using plastic to plastic bonding cement. Kind of leaning towards option two just to shake things up.

Honestly? I'd actually use the cam limbs if you can get em. It'd be cheaper and probably look better. Either incorperate the skin tone difference into the doll design, or paint them to match his skin tone as best you can.

The arms aren't too difficult to get to fit, you just whittle down the posts but the legs may need a bit more effort. I have managed to do it once before but you sorta gotta drill out a hole in the original leg to jam the cam limb into.

I've got a few CAM limbs, but I always do that. I feel like I've done it to death already. I want to try something more extreme. More... monstrous. You've seen my other Jackson, he has a Vamp leg transplant, the other leg went into a Deuce. 

I have a pair of legs I can fit for him, and an arm or two I could spare, but I feel it would it just takes the fun out of such a total blank slate.

I have a tentative new design for a hand drying right now. It's a paperclay prototype, and it fits on top of the stump.

But I was thinking about how I can make the doll have unnatural proportions or something, maybe attach long gangly limbs or blockier hands, like the My Scene boys had.

If you are going for unprepotioned you can try a Max Steel doll ( from the 90s). He is all juiced up!

I don't think that would attach though. I need something that's still somewhat slim enough to attach to the limbs without a massive hulking edge sticking out. 

I bought what I think is a my scene boy at the thrift shop around the corner, did they have the metal peg joints? I'm going to go back and see if they have another (whoever runs that place always seems to keep old toys in stock well) because I'm using the current one for something else, But I do like the oddly large hands of whatever doll this is.

And again, I have mock-up of a potential claw-y hand drying. The proportions are just about right, but it's shaped much more sinisterly than any doll hands for monster high so far.

To the best of my memory I think they did have metal pins. Good luck!

MadBoyCreator said:

I don't think that would attach though. I need something that's still somewhat slim enough to attach to the limbs without a massive hulking edge sticking out. 

I bought what I think is a my scene boy at the thrift shop around the corner, did they have the metal peg joints? I'm going to go back and see if they have another (whoever runs that place always seems to keep old toys in stock well) because I'm using the current one for something else, But I do like the oddly large hands of whatever doll this is.

And again, I have mock-up of a potential claw-y hand drying. The proportions are just about right, but it's shaped much more sinisterly than any doll hands for monster high so far.

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