Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Here's the lovely and tempestuous Stormy. Yeah, from Rainbow Brite. Never released as an official doll (except possibly in Germany?) she is a pretty standard project for RB customizers. Cause she's awesome. The Color Kids have powers like... they don't have powers. Rainbow makes things colorful. Stormy can call lightning and make winter happen.

Started life as a original 1983 Rainbow. Received full hair re-root, paint touch-up on face to change eye and lip color. New soft body and removable dress sewn from scratch, patterned off of Rainbow. Upper thigh and hand pieces saved from original doll. Completed 2005

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Elemental Pony of Fire

As you can see, I work in many different media....

First of a set of Elemental Ponies, here is Fire. I first wanted to do this Pony over 2 years ago, after going camping. Fire is lava and flame made flesh... okay, plastic.

Started life as a G3 My Little Pony with the unfortunate name "Sparkleworks".
An "evening wear" Pony, she came with an ugly pink tutu and crown, which didn't rescue her from languishing on the shelf until finally marked down to under 2 bucks.
Received a complete hair re-root, extensive sculpture, body paint and a new lease on toyhood. Sculpted elements are Magic Sculpt. Completed Summer 2006

Monday, January 29, 2007

Aya, the Dragonfly

So here we are. In the internet age.
Aya is here to welcome you to the cyber home of my custom creations.

Not the most perfect picture of my girl there, but enough to begin.

Aya is a member of my 12" Barbie-scale Faerie Court. Each doll in this (slowly) growing set is inspired by a different insect. Aya, the dragonfly, is the exotic governess and maid for the infant princess (under construction).

She received a face repaint/touch-up, with some body paint on the back. Her hair is original to the doll. Dress and shoes made out of silk leaves. Her wings are acetate with a front of painted silk chiffon. I'm not thrilled with the look of them, but not unhappy either. All four wings are poseable up and down. Completed Summer 2006

As I get the hang of this blogging thing, and get the time to take some good photos, more customs should be posted here. Enjoy!