Wednesday, August 11, 2010
市松人形カスタム Ichimatsu boy doll customize 解体 To pieces
On the other day, I talked about new ichimatsu boy doll I purchased. It was a half year ago when I first saw him on the internet that I named him "Akira-kun" because his hair style looks similar to the one of Akira-kun from Hikaru no go. Anyway, I checked him and found that most of his body is made of urethane foam as I expected. I wanted him to be able to at least sit down so I decided to make him a new body with stone clay. This time, not ball-jointed but traditional ichimatsu body.
So I started to take him to pieces on the day I received him. First, I needed to separate the doll and the stand. I pulled Akira-kun and he came off. There are two thick and long wires and his legs are just feet, no legs (I hope you understand what I mean). His feet were made of soft plastic-like material (hollow inside) and shaped like wearing tabi-socks on.
You can see his kimono layers, hakama, kimono, and okoshi.
I took off his haori and hakama. I wonder his kimono is whether awase or hitoe? His obi was a small piece of fabric glued on the part only where it can be seen from the front.
The reason why I called it okoshi, not juban is because I didn't see juban sleeve from the furi (open slit of kimono sleeve) of kimono and as you can see, this fabric covers only the skirt part! And it is glued on the urethane body.
Akira-kun all naked. This is a typical mass produced modern ichimatsu doll.
I took off his hands from the urethane foam. They seem to be made of soft plastic like feet, hollow inside. I really like this hands, they are chubby and looks exactly like child's, so cute.
And at last, I separated his head from the body. They are connected with thick wire and thick layers of glue. His head is made of plaster and that made his head soooo heavy. Akira-kun has a tiny scratch on the top of his nose. I guess he got it when he fell down losing his balance due to its weight. At this point, I don't have enough knowledge of working with plaster so I am not going to fix his scratch. Leaving all those things aside, I thought Akira-kun would never have imagined that he would have become only head on the day he arrived at new home. I will make his body as soon as possible!