Saturday, November 5, 2011

Knee Joints Nº 3

When I made my working drawings of my doll, I indicated the joints as if I was going to cast the doll in resin, which I am not going to do. This first 60cm BJD will be cast in doll composition slip which is similar in many ways to porcelain slip. So now I am rethinking the knee joints for a composition slip doll. For one thing, I will not be cutting the sockets of the upper legs at a 45 degree angle. They will be cut straight, providing a round circle for the ball to sit in. At this time I do not know if I will need any stops of any kind? I am not sure how I would make stops in composition slip.

One thing about doing the knee joints like I am planning to do is that I will have less range of motion. I will just have to continue experimenting with Carving Wax Test Doll to see what kind of range of motion is possible with this kind of single joint.

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