Doll Clinic - Resting a BJD (english version)

How to disassembly a BJD ?



First, prepare the operating room :
• clean table (no mess)
• terry towel (small or large folded in half),
• an assistant
• all tools cited in previous articles :
       • Kocher forceps
       • chopsticks without paint
       • ribbons
       • scissors
       • Tweezers
       • new elastics if necessary
       • pencil paper






How to proceed ?


Step 1

The volunteer
Minifee Body

◄ On a towel, undress the doll








Lay down the doll and 
remove the wig.
Observe the locations of the different joint pieces ►





Inside the head
Unlock the system

◄ Remove the headback and observe the system retaining the elastic (ring, large hook...).
If need, take notes to put it properly in place once the assembly is complete


Remove the head and put it in a safe place to avoid the risk of falling down ►








Step 2


Pull on the foot
The hook is sculpted in the resin

◄ While holding the calf, knee and thigh with one hand, pull horizontally on a foot...








...and remove gently the elastic from the hook ►





The leg is composed of 7 pieces

◄ Lay the pieces next to the doll.
Repeat with the other foot.

















"R" for Right
"L" for Left
 ◄ ►Check for distinguishing between left and right ("L", "R", a point on all parts of one side ...). If necessary, make a small discreet sign with the pencil paper














Legs' elastics
Attach system

◄ Remove the elastics from the torso and the hook





The attach system of elastic is composed of 3 parts : top, a piece with hooks in the middle part pivoting on the neck and bottom, pearl resin protecting all ►






Step 3


Wrist magnet
Hook and wrist

◄ Place the torso facing you and repeat the same operations as for the legs



 While holding the arm, elbow and  forearm in one hand, pull horizontally
 on one hand and remove gently the elastic
from the hook







"L" for Left
"R" for Right

◄ ►Check for distinguishing between left and right
















The node is in the torso

◄ Remove the elastic from the torso



















Step 4

• If necessary, clean the doll.
• In a little warm water and soap, rub the various parts with the fingers.
• Rinse and dry with a towel, putting the pieces in their proper place.
• If a stain resists, wipe it gently with a magic sponge.




Next Article :

Doll Clinic - assembly a BJD




 

If I made some mistakes, please leave a comment ^^

How to assembly a BJD ?



First, prepare the operating room :
• clean table (no mess)
• terry towel (small or large folded in half),
• an assistant
• all tools cited in previous articles :
       • Kocher forceps
       • chopsticks without paint
       • ribbons
       • scissors
       • Tweezers
       • new elastics if necessary
       • pencil paper









After a session of relaxation and / or yoga, go to assembly.
You should not get excited at this stage ...


How to proceed ?


Step 1


 
The size of shoulders' hole (big or small) determines the first step.

If the hole is small, start with the arms (stage A). If it's large, starting with the legs (stage B).




If the elastic strings are old or soft, take exactly the same strings ►



Do not cut immediately the same length of elastic, tie a knot not too tight and keep all the lenght.




Step A - Assembling the arms


 
◄ Fold the elastic in two identical parts, with node in the middle






Pass the elastic in the shoulder holes. If the node is too big, take the loops
in the holes using
chest's hole ►




◄ Make two identical loops










Pose the Kocher clamp
on one loop, closest
to the resin


 
Thread the ribbon and the parts in order, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. Same for the other side without removing the clamp Kocher.






Remove the clamp and the ribbons when finished  ►



Check the tension by moving the arms.

If it's too tight or too loose, remove the arms, undo the knot and move it so
















Step B - Assembling the legs


 
◄ Make two identical loops









Insert the support system of the head, just before putting a Kocher clamp

◄ Block the elastics before passing them together in the neck hole

 





Take a piece of ribbon on each loop, then pass the two loops in the chest. Separate them before entering the pelvis►




 
 ◄ ► Then thread the pieces in order: thigh, knee joint, calf















 ◄ Pose a Kocher clamp and remove the ribbon









Hook the foot, gently undo the clamp and accompany foot to its place


Check the tension by moving the legs.
If it's too tight or too loose, remove the legs, undo the knot and move it so



Step 2

Place the hook of the head in the loop of elastic and make sure it is good.
• Remove the clamp Kocher gently while pulling the hook.
Place the hook in the head.
Check one last time the tension of the legs. If necessary, repeat step B.
The assembly is complete once satisfied of the general tension of the doll.