Saturday, September 4, 2010

More fun with rebuilt dolls

Out-of-the-box Breyers are at best usually not super and at worst, they are broken. I have to spend a good amount of time remaking parts because something broke, the doll doesn't sit properly or some other basic flaw in the doll. But really, it is a toy and you can't expect all that much from a toy. So I do some special doll surgery and make a toy into a collectible. How fun! Today I wanted to share a slightly rebuilt doll that was redone just to make her more fun, not because she was broken or couldn't sit properly. This is Kellie.
Kellie is a new in-flight jumper doll. She used to be Kellie the lower level dressage/jumper doll but when she wasn't snapped up in a couple of days I really wanted to try making on of these in-flight dolls... so I partially took apart the completed doll and "fixed" her. I can't take credit for the how since my good friend, Joan Yount, actually came up with the way to do it. Kellie is a pretty neat doll and if she sells, OK and if not I think I will have to keep her. I got this Stone jumping horse so I could try making some in-flight jumpers and have something to model them on. Now I am thinking I will have to show this jumper at the next live show I go to and enter as many classes as I possibly can with her. It is an interesting challenge that has gotten my creativity working overtime. So far I have come up with 5 or 6 classes I can put this jumper in, lol. I am so amused by that. She might not do the best of everyone but it certainly will be interesting to see what I can realistically get her to do and do well. I will of course make sure to take photos at the show and post some. The show is not until mid-October though so I might have to talk about photo showing before then. I haven't done any photo showing for 2 or 3 years at least and this morning I sent off my entries for the MEPSA September OF qualifier. It will be the first time ever doing performance in a photo show and I am pretty excited about it ☺

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