Realborn Emmy Question


#1

I just received my Emmy kit and I didn’t realize how massive she is. She looks so small in the pictures, but she’s enormous. So, since he head is so big, it’s already at least 2 pounds, if not more. Should I add weight to the head or keep it unweighted. It’s already pretty heavy, so I’m not sure.


#2

When I’ve done toddlers, and many others do this too, they leave the head unweighed so it will stay up. You can stuff it with polyfil but I wouldn’t add glass beads or anything. I look forward to seeing her done, she’s a cute kit!


#3

Toddlers and older babies, i never weight heads and i always add a “spine” up into the head to keep everything uprite. I have found a short ( 12") dowel rod works well, fiberfill inside head of course. :wink:


#4

I use foam pipe insulation for the bigger babies’ heads. It’s like a swim noodle but narrower. I don’t weight the heads, just stuff with polyfil.


#5

I do mostly toddlers. I just stuff their heads really good with some kind of poly-fil. I don’t put weight in their head. In the arms just to the elbows, and in the legs, just to the knees. I also only put the weight in the butt, so it’s got some weighted feel when you pick the doll up, They feel pretty natural to me when I lift them and they are weighted like this.


#6

how do you bake the giant babies? Emmy’s thighs will never fit in a nuwave?


#7

They actually do fit in a nuwave if you bake one limb at a time :joy:


#8

Did you use 2 extender rings to bake Emmys parts??


#9

I plan to make her with air dry paints. :slight_smile: So I’m not sure if they fit or not. You could probably do them one at a time like he suggested!


#10

Thanks everyone for the advice! :slight_smile:


#11

I just use a conventional oven for them, and watch it carefully.


#12

I’m sure you can use a heat gun too, if you’re careful. :slight_smile:


#13

I do not trust the heat gun!


#14

Reborn Daddies!!! Right on! I love boys who love babies. Welcome. Hey did you put that giant leg in the nuwave? If you did then I am totally going to paint her when I get back from my holiday. What about her head, did you need another ring?