The ultimate in realism...you won't want to put them down!
Full body silicone dolls are the must have for any collector, and you can certainly see why they are becoming so popular! The full body means no cloth to cover up so dressing them has become limitless, and the varying grades of silicone means your baby can be super soft, squiggy and oh so cuddly.
Silicone has a great translucency to it which makes the finished skin look even more realistic than a vinyl doll, and they can be gently bathed and washed just as you would a little newborn! Incorporating an open mouth with a tongue and even gums is guaranteed to astound. No more modified dummies or bottles with these stunning babies!
As you can imagine, a tremendous amount of work goes into creating these dolls.
Over several months I sculpt a full body baby in clay with a great deal of reference pictures, and from observations while print taking. No deatil is left untouched or forgotten. Once the sculpt is complete, a very time consuming silicone jacket/fibreglass mould is created by hand. After this process, the one piece mould is removed from the
sculpt and after preparation is filled with the expensive platinum cure silicone. Before pouring the silicone I degass it to remove all air bubbles and ensure a high quality cast is achieved everytime. Finally, the mould is placed in presure chamber to ensure any air bubbles that have occured while pouring are removed.
I carefully created a mould that would leave no seams too, so once the baby is removed from the mould it is ready to be painted to perfection.
Please visit the "Bunny", "Tiggi" and "Portraint Babies" tabs under the menu for information on specific babies.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
I DO NOT use additives to soften my silicone as this can cause the silicone to deteroriate faster.
Please consider this when choosing your silicone firmness as I have found the popular eco30 to be suprisingly firm when used neat. I pour all my babies in NEAT ecoflex 10 as I find it produces a lovely naturally floppy baby.