I posted about my first Poppy
the week before last a couple of weeks ago…
I’m pretty new to Poppy Parker dolls. I’m still getting used to the proportions of their bodies as compared to the other Fashion Royalty dolls. I do like the fact that they are capable of standing upright, unaided. That IS a big plus in my book.
What I don’t like about the Poppy Parker body is a pretty short list: (in order of most disliked to just tolerable…)
- The totally and completely useless bust-joint
Sorry, but they could have used a ball-joint there and it would have been great and allowed a smoother line of the foot when “arched” to use in non-flat shoes.
- The lack of a double joint at the elbow
Something that would allow Poppy (and whoever happens to have her body) the ability to hold a phone to her ear, etc.
So is there anything I can do about any of those problems?
Uh huh. Yep. I think I may have an illness….I seem to be incapable of leaving my dolls alone and un-customized!
I haven’t tried to do anything with the ankle joint, and I know better than to try to put a double jointed elbow in. I’d have to do so much extra work that at this point I don’t think that’s feasible.
But I did do something about that wasted joint, the bust joint!
*cue scary horror movie mad scientist laugh* MWhahahahahahahahahahahha!*
A long while back I saw the photo-tutorial that Emlia did regarding increasing/improving the articulation on the Fashion Royalty Homme body. After giving it some serious thought I hoped that the Poppy Parker body wouldn’t be that different inside and began to take her apart. After all, I figured that since Integrity Toys made both of them they probably weren’t that far removed….
I was and was not quite right about that…..
Interesting to note that Integrity is not (as far as I can tell) using a giant nut to weight the body. But what I did find inside the Poppy Parker body (bodies actually since I did this mod on all of them except India) is that they are filled with varying amounts of hot melt glue.
Not uber cool in my book, but, eh, whatever.
That glue did present something of a problem on some of the bodies because it was in the way (or there was just too much of it) of feeding the elastic through. However, because I am a determined kind of girl I got it done on all of my girls. >:D
And this is what the body can do after the mod — OIN Giselle has been re-bodied onto the new and improved Poppy body. (There are obviously more poses possible and more extreme but, eh, I’m not in the mood to take pics today.)
Now if, on the off chance you want to try this too and you want me to share the photos I tried to take of how I did it (during the process) let me know and I’ll update the post with some more photos–I just need to resize them etc. I didn’t want to bloat the post with a lot of unnecessary pics if no one was interested.