Recently, having obtained the sealant of my dreams, I have started to think about repainting the early faceups I made such a terrible mess of. I got as far as searching for them in my “needs work” drawer before I was distracted by Lily Truscott, who I found in a charity shop a year or so ago. Lily is a character from Hannah Montana, and is noteworthy for her use of the Diva face sculpt with a painted-on open mouth. She also has beautiful colouring – blue eyes and beachy-blonde hair. Unlike many Hannah Montana/ High School Musical dolls, she’s not particularly easy to find, either, so I was glad to have her.
Now, I’m not the biggest fan of HSM style bodies, which are kind of like the late 80s/ early 90s Skipper bodies only taller and very slightly more mature. In this case, though, it was a done deal that I would have to rebody her because her poor little hands had been chewed completely flat. As she has a mature-ish face anyway, I decided to try her on a LIV body and I wasn’t disappointed (although the Skipper I’d been saving it for probably wasn’t very impressed).
I think it’s a good size for her and a good colour match, the downside being that I would have to deal with those big clumsy LIV hands. I gave them some nail varnish and rings to try and make them more acceptable, but the jury’s still out on whether that helped very much:
Maybe a bit. Anyhoo, as you can see, I dressed her in some Barbie Petite clothes which are a good fit on these bodies. I do have some really nice LIV clothes somewhere – maybe I’ll use those when I photograph The Petites … I also dug out one of my previously featured Leas, Camp Rock Tess, because I did the same body switch (HSM to LIV) with her, and I thought they’d be like two petite peas in a pod.