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Volks Obitsu dolls

June 27th, 2006 (11:47 am)

current mood: intimidated

I have these two Volks Obitsu build-a-dolls on the way.

I couldn't help myself; the hair on these two reminded me of Eiri and Shu.

I believe they will be about 12" when complete - about the size of a Ken doll.

It will be interesting trying to put these together with Japanese instructions. Most of the Japanese craft books I have contain excellent contruction illustrations so I may do well. Then again, I may fumble it and need some translation advise. I will probably get rat the engineer to help puzzle out some of it if I get stumped.

I wish both had either cutout eyes or indentations to place the decals. The acrylic insert eyes are 8mm, just a little larger than the 6mm needed for a Banji.

If I cannot figure it out, I will have little heads floating around.


Posted by: Eidolon Tree (eidolontree)
Posted at: June 27th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)

Goodness, you're on a spending spree! Looks like fun, though... albiet a bit, yeah, intimidating. I saw the little pink and yellow heads and immediately knew why you bought 'em. *laugh*

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: June 28th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)

I am probably just nuts right now.

Posted by: nobody home (feartotread)
Posted at: June 27th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
(dollfie) relaxed and groovy

Just an FYI, I don't think the obitsu body will be compatible with the Volks customize figure heads. The Obitsus are more like the Volks Dollfies, and the Volks Customize figure guys are kind of a different creature entirely. I know Obitsu heads (some) will fit on Volks Dollfie 27cm bodies, but the cutomize figures have a different head attachment. And the customize figures say they're 27cm, but I think that must be an error, as they are much shorter.

I have two customize figures at home that I am in the process of assembling, and they have proven to be very difficult. =p You'll probably need some sort of dremel or drill to drill out the marked holes in the torso and arm and leg pieces, I've been doing it with a hand drill and it's been pretty grueling as those peices are resin and not soft plastic. Also, the instructions don't say clearly in pictures, but I think the tubular socket pieces need to be glued into the holes, and then the joints are inserted into them. Otherwise, they either don't go in at all or are too loose. It took us a while to get that sorted out, but it's been working well so far.

Inserting the eyes should be easy, though, the head comes in several bits. ^_^ Both of ours are closed-eye sets, and they have good indentations for painting or decals. Ours are painted, but just waiting for me to work on their bodies some more. ^^;

the plus side is, I think that they'll be super cute. ^___^ Once they are no longer a collection of parts in a plastic box.

If you want a quick head for the obitsu body, he should take the rooted-hair goh guy heads on the volks USA site, and the eye decals will work on him, too. ^_~ I have two Goh bodies with obitsu heads, so it should work the other way, too. And there may be a way to get the customize figure head to work on the obitsu body just fine! I just haven't tried.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: June 28th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)

I got two of the smaller bodies, just in case the more muscled one doesn't work.

Thanks for the information about these! I do have a Dremel so that's covered.

I will be futzing with these when I start getting stir-crazy about stuff. I doubt I will get them done quickly.

Posted by: Rev. Otana (otana)
Posted at: June 27th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)

If you get stuck, scan it in and I can translate for you. :)

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: June 28th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)

I appreciate it, sensei!

I plan on fumbling about with these for a while and try to stretch my lame-o Japanese first. *laughs* After I put some holes in the walls with my head, I will come wibbling to you!

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