Lately, I've been gathering supplies to give another African American Blythe a go. Since my last attempts, there has been a fair bit more experimentation and a good article written on these lovelies.
Here is the supply list:
Eye mech- about to order
Cool Cat dome- about to order
Belton RAL paint- about to order
Non-tilt neck Licca body
Hasbro World of Love, Soul body
Pure Neemo Flection Medium body
Cool Cat Scalp
Mohair wig- will order eventually
I know that the paint will match Soul's body, but I wanted to experiment a bit on the other 2 bodies. The Licca body had to be taken back from R (she's not happy). It was the Ebay one that was stained and discolored-- perfect painting candidate. (See the label "Licca" for the post)
I may eventually order the 2nd dome piece, but I have spare scalps. I will glue it down to make the wig stay on better.
The prospective date for this project to start will be in about 3-4 weeks depending on how quickly the pieces will arrive. The paint is in the US so that should be snappy. If the eye mech makes it before the dome I can go ahead and start the project. The dome really doesn't have to be painted.
I plan to spray paint the head plates without any carving. Essentially, I want her to look exactly like a stock Blythe with different skin tone. I may attempt to paint on lips but I doubt it. I just want her to be simple and pretty.
Hopefully all will go well.