Sunday, August 22, 2010

Niki's makeover

Yesterday I showed you my 1:6 scale model, Niki wearing miniature chainmaille made by Haffina. I was able to successfully remove that huge honking glitter that Mattel so foolishly put on her lips.


Before shot...

Niki modeling chainmaille by HaffinaCreations

I have not done any repainting. I have not decided if I will or not now.
How I removed the glitter:
Tied the doll's hair up out of the way.
Removed a tiny bit of cotton from a cotton swab.
Wrapped the cotton around the tip of a toothpick creating a miniature swab.
Dipped the mini swab in acetone and used it to remove the glitter.
Washed her really well with baking soda and a little water to neutralize the acetone.
Rinsed well.

That is it. I stopped when the glitter was gone without removing her paint.


  1. She looks so much better without the glitter. She is a beautiful doll. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You've done a great job, and she does look much better!

  3. Somehow I missed this post!

    She looks great! So much better without that glitter, made her lips looks chapped. I don't know that her lips even need repainting now that the glitter is gone. They look really good.

    And Haffina's chainmaille necklace is fantastic on her!


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