I finally finished casting my doll parts in resin 11pm Christmas Eve. I had to wet sand all the pieces since I didn't have much light to work with outside and I didn't want to dry sand inside the house. After all the parts were sanded I picked the best parts to be made into the 5 dolls I was planning to make.
I put each of my parts into cups to organize the assembly.
Since I already made all the wires and hooks, it was just a matter of drilling holes into the legs and putting the pin and hooks in.
Then came the stringing. It took me a few tries to find the one style that works well for my doll. She is strung up with a single loop of elastic string.
They are all put together finally on Christmas morning, so I consider them born Christmas day. Aren't they cute? They aren't as posable as I hoped, but they still have some flexibility.
Above is how they looked after they were painted and sealed with Mr. Super Clear spray. Only one has a red nose. I thought the red ribbon and bell added a special look. All but one was wrapped up and ready to go to their new homes.
I consider these reindeers to be beta or version 1. I see room for improvements and plan to make upgrades to the little girl.
These little reindeer BJDs are my first completed BJD. I consider that a major milestone.