Clockwork Butterfly BJDs

is creating Ball jointed dolls and tutorials on how to make them
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You get access to a private message board where you can get advice and help from both me and other Patreons

You also get -5% on any one of my DIY doll bases as soon as they become availble
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You get access to text+pictures versions of all my video tutorials

Your discount for the DIY doll base of your choice is now 10%!
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You get to see the text+pictures versions BEFORE the video tutorials are filmed, comment on them and ask questions, and have your feedback incorporated into the video tutorials once they are filmed

Your discount for the DIY doll base of your choice is now 15%!

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About Clockwork Butterfly BJDs

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to make your own ball jointed doll, whether you were considering it as a serious option or were just curious as to how they're made, you know how hard it is to learn much of anything about the subject!

While with enough perseverance it's possible to find out how a OOAK doll is made, the process of creating a prototype suitable for reproduction as well as the production process itself remain a mystery. Everyone who's ever attempted to actually make and produce a doll knows just how big of a headache trying to learn about prototyping and casting is.  It feels like the world is against you, and whenever you try to spy anything on websites devoted to either sculpting or model making or casting you quickly come to the conclusion that you'll have to pry the information from their cold, dead hands...

I aim to make the craft of BJD making open to everyone! The main focus, and the content that will be made availble for free, to everyone, are video tutorials that will guide you through two general subjects: making a successful prototype and production of a BJD. For my Patreons I'll offer further help and guidance, as well as some physical gifts!

The tutorials I have planned currently are:

PROTOTYPING
  • materials overview - various sculpting materials and their usefullness for the BJD artist
  • material reviews I - all about air-hardening clays
  • material reviews II - all about polymer clays
  • material reviews III - all about epoxy clays, homemade clays and others
  • design/jointing - the engineering part of designing a doll
  • cores - how and what to make them with so that your doll can be molded
  • balls - effective ways to get and make balls for joints
  • priming - what, why, and do I really have to?
  • cost-effectiveness tips - how to make a prototype without selling a kidney
  • tools - what you're gonna need and how to use it
  • shopping list - what you need to buy and how much it's gonna cost you
PRODUCTION
  • all about resin - what it is, how you use it and how not to let it kill you slowly
  • all about silicone - how to make the pink goo cooperate and why is it so darn expensive
  • vocabulary - in order to actually buy supplies and do your own research you need to know these
  • basics of molds - basic principles that allow the molding and casting process to happen
  • constructing a mold - multiple parts, seamlines, build-ups and all that stuff
  • how to - practical skills of pouring, mixing and demolding things
  • shopping list - what you need to buy and how much it's gonna cost you



This list can, and very much WILL be expanded in the future, and more tutorials will be added as you request them!

Goals
$10 of $10 per video tutorial (bi-weekly)
Reaching this goal will allow me to buy and test more kinds of clays, which I can then review for you and tell you exactly how good they are for making BJDs!
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