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 TUTORIAL: Leg Wiring

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Join date : 2011-05-12
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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.



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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