Okay, so I kind of binge watched all the original Star Trek movies while painting the first couple of dolls. I had only seen Star Trek IV Voyage home before way back on tv as a child (and that one remains the best :D). So, now I want to make a Captain Kirk doll!
Searching for suitable face molds, I came across manbehindthedoll.com site dedicated to Ken doll. Scrolling down I found out, that there actually is an official Captain Kirk doll… and, looking up the face mold I realized…
I have that doll!!! Well, obviously not that exact doll, as of course I’d use a Kirk doll to make a Kirk, but a doll with the same facial structure! It was the same “a man” I got from garage sale last week! Aaaaaa!
I would understand, if I was a collector with hundreds of dolls, but I think I only got 10, so you’d think I’d be able to remember them. Am I dense or what?
Now the question is, William Shatner or Chris Pine ? The first is a sketch of the doll features (can’t change those) and then painted over how the actor’s features could be painted/brushed on.
Which would be better? The doll was obviously made for the new movies, but young Shatner would definately fit the same face mold, and the alien women from original series would be fun to make to accompany him…
Mabye both… if I make this one Shatner, I have a reason to hunt bargains on ebay for the Pine one 😛
Or if I become good enough with this, maybe one day someone sends in their doll for repaint… I really don’t need to own things