Thank you for considering one of my dolls. Please read through the questions and answers below. Hopefully it will answer all the questions you have and even those you hadn’t thought of yet 🙂
Where can I buy one of these dolls?
All my dolls can be purchased from my Etsy shop. We also visit some fairs such as the Auckland Armageddon show
Does this doll come assembled?
No, this is a kit. You pick, we print it, you make it
What do I receive?
You get all the parts you picked, the elasitc, white eyes which you can paint, eye putty, magnets, treading wire, and a metal plate for standing on
Does it come with eyes?
The kit comes with white 3D printed eyes with you can paint. If you want you can replace them with locally purchased eyes. Check out our sizing guide to find out what size your selected head can take.
What is 3D printing?
3D printing is the making of a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.
What are they made of?
We print with a plastic called PLA – Poly or polylactic acid or polylactide is a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, tapioca roots, chips or starch, or sugarcane
Is the Surface Smooth?
These dolls are 3D printed, that means they have tiny layers which gives the surface very fine groves. If you are unfamiliar with 3D printing I suggest you try Goggling it and having a look at the images to get an idea of what it means and what to expect.
Can I sand them?
I know some people sand them, but I don’t recommend it. I think they are 3D printed, and the fine lines are part of that. But thats just me 🙂 if you want to sand you can google sanding PLA 3D prints for tricks and tips. Acetate is the only chemical I have found that effects the PLA
Are they fiddly to assemble?
Different dolls have different challenges. If you go for the small tiny dolls then yes, they can be a bit fiddly. In the youth 1/10 doll the elbows are only a few mm big, so there are some small parts. The adult 1/10 doll is a bit easier to work with, but the horses are harder. If you don’t like working with small parts then maybe go for the 1/6 doll, she is much bigger and easier to work with.
Can you string it for me?
Sorry no, we do not offer any stringing service.
Can I manipulate the parts?
Absolutely yes! The parts are printed in plastic, so you can do things like heat and bend the wings, reshape the eye sockets, heat and bend the ears
Can I pick different colours?
Most people pick one colour, but you can have a second colour if you want the wings to be different (such as white) or the mermaid tail to be different to the torso. No more than two colours is allowed as it create extra work and time loading and unloading the filament in the printers