Hi, 3D-printing lovers! I’m just wondering to introduce myself and my girls. Oh, no, I’m not a “Mammy”)) I’m a 3D modeling and doll artist! Right now I’m working on LegrandDoll (legranddoll.com) project - 3D printed ball jointed dolls.
First of all I make a model of the doll, then I cut it out and create joins. I print my doll on my home Robo 3D (my husband presented it to me on last New Year celebration) using PLA. I’ve tried to use other filaments, but nylon and PETG are not so good for finishing, and NinjaFlex… It was an unequal battle and NinjaFlex beat me down…
After printing I sand the pieces (one doll can be of 14-24 pieces), seal, blush them, make a face-up. Doll is assembled by elastic cord and metal hooks and looks like this:
I create the wig and eyes (this stuff could be bought from other doll-artists or manufactory). And final doll looks like you see on this pics:
Sorry for the nude))
I know, 3D printing is mostly for boys for now. But I hope there are many girls amongst 3D printing enthusiasts as well! On the other hand, dolls community is very big. Oh my gush, this hobby is so expensive! And most of doll-hobbyists have been never hear about 3D printing! I wish I could succeed to change it!