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Fat LHFers

On the subject of fat dolls, D7ana informs me of Play Along's 2007 Tracy and Edna Turnblad dolls, which were actually fat, not to mention really cute. I do like regular Tracy's '60s flip, as well as her big smile, but I don't want to get a doll without a character. That being said, I clearly need more fat people in LHF.

I count the following characters as fat: Andrew, Rori, Justine and Margie. Gemini might also be fat, but it's difficult to tell what's going on underneath her incredibly baggy clothes.

I got the genius idea last night to make ZaeZae fat, or, more specifically, to try out my new fats-sculpting technique on her: namely, adding fat to a headsculpt, rather than carving fats out of it, the way that I did with Margie. Adding fats to ZaeZae's head won't be a problem, although she will require a complete repaint to blend the Sculpey-colored fats in with her skin tone. Making her body fats may be more difficult, as she is currently on a stalk-like articulated Barbie body.

I also got the genius idea this morning to sculpt fats onto my forthcoming Alicia doll. Her default Martha Jones body is more robust than an articulated Barbie, so this might be easier than enlarging ZaeZae.

EDIT: Making fats for Alicia may be easier than making fats for ZaeZae, as Alicia's neck connector is at the base of her neck [rather than under her chin], allowing me to make chin fats that will not impede her neck articulation.


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Feb. 20th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
I wonder if you could wrap the doll body in layers of batting to simulate fat under the clothes?
Feb. 20th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Fat Suit
Some standard-size action figures have "fat suits" like 1:1 scale actors: Ariel Sharon by Soldier's Story (http://www.war-toys.com/arielsharonfatsuit.aspx) is one example. The "fat suit" is worn under the figures clothes to provide bulk that the plastic figure lacks. OddJob by Sideshow Toys has a similar "fat suit" only his begins at the chest and ends under the stomach. The Sharon "fat suit" pads the upper thigh as well as the torso.

Good luck with your new figures!

Feb. 20th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Good luck with that!! Sounds like an awesome project :)

Have you seen Ruby? (Sadly, she's not an actual doll, just an advertising campaign, but I totally would have bought her if I could have!)

-- A :)
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Feb. 20th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
The Tracy doll has limited articulation: her neck can twist from side-to-side; her arms can raise and lower; her legs allow her to sit with her legs spread wide, but neither her elbows nor her knees bend and her waist does NOT twist.

Tracy doll at Webshots (http://community.webshots.com/album/570198163gdBsYY)

Years ago, I saw a tutorial where a doll artist cut and reattached a Big Beautiful Doll's arms and legs to make them poseable. I don't recall the website or the person who altered the doll so. Jim-bob wan? I'm not sure who did it.

Good luck if you take that direction.

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