This is my favorite picture of Jay Guthrie (aka Icarus)
Jay is usually listed as having green eyes however in most of the comics he has blue or blueish/green eyes. That being the case I went with this tlc Kit.
|Yes that is Sam's hand in the corner! He was excited to see his brother!|
And here is the doll out of the packaging:
He has a little bit of ink on his body.
Around the neck and a bit on his shoulder. He also has a small hole on his back.
His hands are a bit banged up!
There are a few small scratches on his right hand and his left will have to be replaced. I might replace both but it depends on if I can find a set of hands for a decent price.
He also has a couple of scratches on his left ankle.
Nothing too terrible. Except the one thing that I didn't see in the pictures the seller had up for the listing. This dolls face was smashed in a bit. It was such a subtle thing that even holding him I didn't notice for several minutes so I don't fault the seller at all!
I'll put this picture here again so you don't have to scroll up to look:
posts about Molly. A commenter named cupcakebunny said, "I was just thinking, but if you hadn't thought of it yet, you might be able to make Molly's head go back to normal by pouring hot water in. For a lot of plastic things, I found that they seem to remember their original shape, and if you use hot water, you can often get them to come back to normal."
ahHA! I'm a bit reluctant to try it with Molly because she's so old and I'm worried about causing silver eye but here I didn't have anything to lose! The doll was useless to me like this and at worst it wouldn't work and I would just have to try and get my money back in someway. So I decided to give it a go.
First I had to cut this stupid thing.
I boiled water in my tea kettle, poured it in and let the head soften for about three minutes with the head slightly tilted face-side down.
The before is on the left and the results are on the right:
I think you can see the change the best from the profile shots!
It worked! Thank you cupcakebunny! I hope you read this because you saved this project's butt!
With his face fixed what is left to do for Jay? Well I've already removed and replaced his wig. I've started removing his freckles but I need to finish that and remove the rest of his face-paint so he can be repainted. He'll get his scratches sanded smooth and at least one arm replaced. He'll also get a good washing to try and remove the ink stains on his body and then he will be done!
And here is a little peek:
her blog when they are done!
Till next time!