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PostSubject: TUTORIAL: Leg Wiring   TUTORIAL: Leg Wiring EmptySat 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:
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After:
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Now she can do many poses without a fight, including leaning on one leg:
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Here's what I did:

1> Prepping the wires

I bought a package of gardening wires at the dollar store
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They were about as long as the doll itself, I used four of them
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Bend each wire in half
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Then squeeze the folded end
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And flatten the fold with pliers
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Fold the wire in half a second time
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Squeeze the loop
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Then flatten with pliers
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Repeat this for all four wires
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2> The Knees

Bend the legs to open the knee joint
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First look at the hole in the thigh at the knee joint
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Push the wire into the thigh part leaving the looped end sticking out
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Bend the wire until it can fit down into the hole at the knee joint of the calf part
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Use your fingers to straighten out the bend in the wire
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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
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Pull on the leg to open the joint
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Push the wire in the hole going into the torso with the looped end of the wire sticking out
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Bend the wire unto it can be pushed into the hole of the thigh piece
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Use your fingers to straighten the wire
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Then twist the leg back around to it's proper position
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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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