I HAVE FINISHED IT!
Last I updated about Melody, as far as my searches show me, I’d given up on dying her synthetic hair. I’d pried her head off and started rooting.
MY GOD, that was arduous. The heads of Disney Animators are about the size of softballs.
Towards the end I realized that the the neck hole was so small, and the area I’d need to secure inside with glue was so large…it was near impossible to do cleanly so I…CUT INTO HER HEAD.
I finished rerooting the head and the skull flap and secured the hair with Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue. Then I used Liquid Fusion and swearing to fit the head back into place.
I later, after building up enough layed of liquid fusion, painted the seams black. And took photos.
Then onto painting!
I didn’t take in progress photos. This is the final result all at once, with a little outfit I sewed her because I don’t like the idea of sending a naked doll to a friend.
This week I’ll find a box and send her off to Gina and her daughter. And never ever reroot a Disney Animator Doll again.