I accidentally let the head of this kit melt and now I’m thinking about selling him to an alternative reborn artist or for a convencional one if she wants to try repairing him.
But I don’t know how much to charge for him.
His limbs are fine once I didn’t put them with the head. He was painted and rooted and I took off all of his paint and I was removing his hair when the incident happened.
He is Jack by Nikki Johnston, a sold out limited edition kit. To buy another kit, I’d have to pay between $400 and $580 usd for it.
The most important part to not be damaged is the head for a conventional artist. Easy enough to replace a limb set. And an alternative artist may be able to do something with a damaged head but I doubt they want to pay for a damaged kit even if it is SOLE. You could always buy a head to use with the limbs but that head is shot.
Even for alternatives, structural integrity is a must. Unfortunately, the entire scalp is unsalvagable. All I can think of would be removing the scalp and piecing another scalp in its place. But even with that, the face looks shiny and compromised. I would be afraid to bake it anymore. And I don’t know if paint would stick to it. Some alternative artist may be willing to tackle the challenge. But I doubt they would be willing to pay much, if any for the head. You may be able to sell the limbs separately to help get some of your money back.
It sucks, but I don’t think you can charge a lot. I make alternatives and such a thing would be a cool challenge to work with/around. But I wouldn’t pay much money for a damaged kit, even if it is rare.
You can sell it as advertising the limbs and throwing the head in for free. Or just selling the limbs and giving the head to whoever wants to pay the shipping. The limbs are worth something, the head isn’t.
OH I think you are right after looking at the photos again.
If the limbs are not damaged then they can be used for sure but I do not think they would bring more money than any other limbs. With the head being damaged the high value pricing of the kit is lost. I am sure she feels gutted. I would.