The Patsy family is a big one. When first made they were all composition with painted on hair and eyes, then sleep eyes were added and later wigs... the sizes range from maybe 7 inches to 22 or taller. I am working on getting all the sizes...only have the very largest ones to find in my price range.
this is Patsy Ann and is about 18 to 19" tall with an all compo body and sleep eyes.
She was not int he best of shape as you can see. Still well strung but the compo had much crazing and a coat of paint over that in an attempt to hide it. Her eyes were shattered. She was re-dressed
So the task was to sand and fill. The eyes were beyond what I could do right now. So I painted them with sharpie markers. She is hand painted as I am unable to set up my sprayer right now. I used pictures to do the hair color and face paint.
Well since I need dolls for models (going to sell off some and stick to American Girl and really pretty others) I purchased these two from Evil bay.
One is Samantha and the other is Just Like You #10. But they need lots of tender loving care. Samantha's hair has been cut and what is left is brittle. JLY is not in too bad of condition, but both had leg problems. I took them both apart (Samantha had one leg off) and found that they had both been through repairs before. Well they got it again. I didn't buy a thing but used what I had here, and all I can say is that in the years to come when one of these dolls is torn apart, they are going to wonder WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A GINGER ALE PLASTIC BOTTLE CAP DOING IN THIS DOLL?...he he he...
this is before. Stay tuned for the after shots.
Both can now stand on their own. They have some freshening done to their face paint and Samantha is minus her wig. All in due time.
Samantha has on ONE of her new wigs
Sure look different now don't they?
Samantha with another wig on in both photos below
Got tired of changing her wigs and finally did some hair weaves and now she has a beautiful head of hair that is not going to come off very easily.
These dolls were made in the 1950s. They have jointed knees. One in this group is a knock off. She had molded on shoes and socks. I have one more to do, but he had to have his hands repaired. So I am working on building some missing fingers before he gets dressed...
She got a re-root and under those shoes were the molded in ones...this is the Little Angel Wannabe. Not sure who she is.
I have a couple Zaph dolls. Zaph is a German made brand and they are good too. The vinyl holds its color and structure well. My niece came up the other day with a dirty doll and asked me if I wanted it. SURE!. I don't turn away free dolls. After a quick exam I saw she was Zaph 1998 and the vinyl cleaned up beautifully, I dug through my stash of clothing and had to find something cover the legs as they are more cloth then vinyl. She also has the cloth arms with vinyl hands. The body is still dirty and one day I will take her apart to clean it and make clothing, but for now this is how she looks..I couldn't leave her like I got her. I didn't take any before shots so you see her as she is now. I added the eye brows.
I have been on Evil Bay again. But I gotta have models for my clothes right? Sure. Anyway, I decided I wanted to give two special little girls an 18" doll. Well I couldn't find two Madame Alexanders that I like well enough. These little girls need play dolls. So I finally found two Battat Our Generation dolls on Evil Bay and they needed some TLC
the one on the left is blue eyed and the one on the right is brown eyed. Both in pretty good condition.