12" dollfie by Volks.|
The making of captain Jack, my favourite film hero, took me
about 4 years - because the doll was probably cursed:-) : the
original Fimo head turned green, one part of the coat sleeve was
eaten by moths (the damaged piece was replaced), then
painted stripes on the sash melted (then I used a printed
fabric)..., now he is finished, hurrah!
His wig was made from viscose threads, as is described at Firebid
Art & Music. I tried to make an accurate version of
the movie outfit, but I dislike dreadlocks, so - I didn't make
off-white,full, long-sleeved shirt is tucked in the
breeches. The breeches have the drop front (functional
- little pieces of velcro helped); the bottom of the leg is closed
with four buttons and the cuff can be closed with a buckle from
waistcoat reachs about mid-thigh in the front,
of blue colour, in the back is grey, and reachs just under
the waistline. The waistcoat is lined, the fake
embroidered buttonholes are on the one side of the front opening,
the beads of pewter colour s buttons are on the other side.
Around Jack's waist is striped sash with frayed ends, and
the leather belt with attached compass (a piece of Fimo +
half of a round bead, painted black) is wraped over it..
charcoal coat (justeaucorps) has two-part sleeves with
big cuffs, and the buttoned slit in the back. The coat is
lined, the buttons are imitated by plastic brown pearls (
or half-pearls), the buttonholes are embroidered with a fine
- The high boots from a russet suede were partially
machine sewn. The lining was cut in bias, so they can be easily
taken off They were partially stained with acryllic paints,
so they look a little worn out.
cutlass sheath is attached on the black leather baldrick
The blade of the cutlass came from a cheap
miniature katana, the handle was made from a paper, covered
width modelling acryllic paste. The paste developed cracks
immediately, so I am not very satisfied wit this thing.
flintlock pistol was sculpted from Fimo,
combined with metal. The attempt on sculpting of the
flintlock itself was usuccessful.
The red bandanna was printed with a small rubber stamp,
and then I attached the beaded tassels. Jack's head
is crowned with the leather tricorn hat, shaped with help
of water, steaming iron, and its shape was fixed with a diluted
white glue. The hat was trimmed with a narrow bias stripe of the