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Bare Body Mods: MH Pan's Labyrinth Faun by mourningwake-press Bare Body Mods: MH Pan's Labyrinth Faun by mourningwake-press
Check out the finished doll---> [link]

Transforming a Monster High CAM Witch into the Faun from Pan's Labyrinth.
The first shot is the actual body modification underneath the sculpting, the other three images are the finished, unpainted mods.

Body was transformed by widening the shoulders, clipping and permanently bending the calves, and shaping the feet into hooves. Then wires were inserted into the head to sculpt the ears and horns. All the rest is additive sculpting in Apoxie and stone clay.
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Derelict-Dolly Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Incredible!
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Nath-Carr Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing Wow Fella (Smileys) 
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ceejayess Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
This is so amazing! Can I ask how you widened the shoulders?
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mourningwake-press Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
It's not hard with the create-a-monster bodies, since the upper arms have the same simple peg-style attachment as the elbows and wrists. I just removed the arms, filled in the joints and built up the shoulder area on each side, and then made a small hole in each side, big enough to take the peg, but tight enough that the arm would hold poses. 
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Rainbow--Ferret Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah this looks amazing! And just checked the finished version. Looks amazing! Great mod work!!
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d3b45er Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Oh... answered my own question, haha.
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werewolf-hime1313 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What sort of primer do you use for your monster high customs?
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mourningwake-press Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
I seal with Testors Dullcote or Mr. Super Clear before and after painting. I usually don't bother with priming before modding. 
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werewolf-hime1313 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool~ thanks
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CMWyvern Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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ekf501 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
That is absolutely genius how you modified the legs, I've been having the hardest time figuring out how I was going to change the shape of my own Monster Highs legs. This is amazing looking as well as super helpful, thank you :)
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mourningwake-press Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
So glad you liked it! 
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:iconcheiza-thricelykaios:
Hi, I was wondering about this doll, do you still have it?
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mourningwake-press Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
No, I don't still have this particular one. It was sold quite sometime ago. I did another PL Faun mod on a resin BJD (Goodreau 12" Hint) to keep. :)
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MrsVillarreal18 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what clay have you used? id like to get my hands on some
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mourningwake-press Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
ModelAIR for some parts. I find it dries a bit harder than something like DAS, and much harder than paperclay. The rest is done with Apoxie Sculpt. 
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! How did you manage to make the double-jointed leg? Can her knee/the top going still bend? (Before adding the clay and such, I presume). Thanks!
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mourningwake-press Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Oh yes, the leg joints were still fully functional when the doll was finished.

To make the bends in the lower legs I just clipped the back of both calves with wire cutters, bent the legs, and then filled in the resulting gaps with Milliput so they'd stay. Once that was hardened, the legs were ready for over-sculpting.

The mods in no way affected the original knee or hip joints on the doll. :) 
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! Thanks! ^w^
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LadyAnnikaa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
awesome!
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UndeadHead Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
How well does the apoxie hold up? Would the doll remain durable enough for kids?
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mourningwake-press Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Apoxie is very durable and holds up extremely well, and I sculpt delicate features that stick out, like the ears and horns, over wire or toothpicks in order to reduce the likelihood of breakage. Depending on the kids, the mods might hold up, but the paint likely would chip with frequent play, particularly where joints rub together or in areas that are grabbed/touched a lot for posing.
Generally customized fashion dolls are recommended for adult collectors, though.
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Ongaru Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Wow. That is incredible!
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LaMinty Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I'm totally inspired.
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redrose-melody Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Great looking! Though I wonder how exactly did you mod the legs? Did you cut and change or?

Because I'm thinking of modding hooves on a Rochelle to make some kind of steampunk white devil, but I'm not sure how
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mourningwake-press Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I cut them about 2/3 of the way through the plastic with wire cutters. Then I bent them and filled in the space with apoxie sculpt to hold the bend in place. Once that was fully hardened, I did the over sculpting.
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redrose-melody Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks a lot! It'll help me a lot!
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HowDeepIsTheRed Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
THAT is how it started out? wow...
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TamaraKane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's beautiful. You are wonderful.
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SpeakGeekAndEnter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You make the most amazing and intricate dolls, I'm in awe.
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