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 TUTORIAL: Leg Wiring

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PostSubject: TUTORIAL: Leg Wiring   Sat May 14, 2011 2:09 pm

Leg Wiring [Brava Bambi J-Na]
by mistress_S_ » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:18 pm

After discovering how wobbly Brava Bambi standing can be, I decided to try adding wire to my doll's knee and hip joints.

Before:


After:








Now she can do many poses without a fight, including leaning on one leg:





Here's what I did:

1> Prepping the wires

I bought a package of gardening wires at the dollar store


They were about as long as the doll itself, I used four of them


Bend each wire in half




Then squeeze the folded end


And flatten the fold with pliers


Fold the wire in half a second time


Squeeze the loop


Then flatten with pliers


Repeat this for all four wires






2> The Knees

Bend the legs to open the knee joint


First look at the hole in the thigh at the knee joint


Push the wire into the thigh part leaving the looped end sticking out




Bend the wire until it can fit down into the hole at the knee joint of the calf part






Use your fingers to straighten out the bend in the wire




Repeat this for the other knee joint.



3> The thigh (leg/torso joint)

Start by twisting the leg you are working on to the wrong side




Pull on the leg to open the joint


Push the wire in the hole going into the torso with the looped end of the wire sticking out




Bend the wire unto it can be pushed into the hole of the thigh piece






Use your fingers to straighten the wire




Then twist the leg back around to it's proper position




Repeat this for the other thigh.



I hope this was at least a little helpful. Sorry for the blurry pictures! Wink
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