|In an MSD wig and a Bratz Boyz outfit.|
One of the first things I did after taking that first series of photos was to wipe the bottom half of this guy's faceup. The original pink lip colour gave him a strangely aggressive sneer, so the blank face is quite the improvement. Unfortunately that makes the sealant on the upper half the of the face more visible, so I'll have to fully wipe and eventually repaint him in full.
Next up was removing the original fur wig (which was cut in such a way that he appeared to be balding). It came off fairly easily (despite being glued on), but there was quite a bit of adhesive left on the headcap, so that will still need to be cleaned off.
Luckily, the Makie heads are similar in size to an MSD, so I had some wigs on hand that would fit him. The medium length fibre wig that he's wearing in photos here came from the Volks USA clearance sale. The outfit that he's porting is from the Bratz Boyz line, and the top is a near-perfect fit. The jeans are unfortunately not quite as perfect in that they're too long (although that's easily adjusted, and one could always just use the shorts) and a little too tight in the waist (they don't fully close in the back).
But enough about the clothes, let's take a look at the joints!
|All of the joints (including the head) pop on and off easily. |
Each joint is a simple ball and socket.
You can see the semi-wiped face and the wig adhesive in this shot.
|Arms raised, elbows bent, one foot up, one foot down.|
The joints in action.
The rectangular bit in the back is to allow for a battery to be inserted
(some people give their Makies glowing eyes, or a voice box).
You can also see the release point for the headcap here.