This is the new Blythe doll I customized, Sophie. She began as Nicky Lad , a Neo Blythe. She has a new Azone body that's completely articulated for some awesome photo poses. Also I rerooted her with Grand Champion Alpaca hair from Ashley at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShangriLaRanch on Etsy. The Alpaca is named Princess! It's gorgeous blonde with almost white highlights.
In the picture above, I've taken apart one doll's head(remove screws and pull apart.) I sanded the entire head, front and back plates. I used a medium fine(P280A) and a fine(P600) sandpaper to finish it up. I also used a rougher (P150)sand paper to take out deeper flaws like my blade slipping into the wrong place. I use x-acto knives to carve the new face. I have a set ith a bunch of different blade shapes for different purposes. It's very easy to carve the plastic. Just don't get over excited because if you go through the other side it's pretty much ruined. I've heard you can melt the pull ring's plastic onto your mistake. But that sounds very difficult! So I'll try to avoid that mistake.
You can also spray the unsanded face with Mr. Super Clear(MSC). This gives you a base to re apply your make up if you don't want to sand off the whole thing. You don't even need to remove the eyes. Just protect them with plastic film or whatever you have, spray and you have a base for your new make up to grip onto. This is a tip from Rella at http://faerieluna.blogspot.com
If you are interested in adopting she is available in my shop CinderellaMoments. The pictures were taken inside my Blythe dollhouse available here.
I'm finishing up the furniture of a 1/12 dollhouse. Also underway are a potting shed and another 1/12 cottage.