Well I exceeded my ambitions in that I finished the whole set of characters (dollwise at least ~ they are still all in their undergarments, however, which needs rectifying!). I have to get to work on some other projects and don't want to spend too much time scanning them properly for now, but I thought I would at least post the "evidence" that they are, in fact, completed. The picture doesn't really do them justice since you can't see the lovely nuances of their faces, etc., but I will share them in more detail shortly. I have a few days left here before departing on vacation, but when I return, I will definitely begin working on their clothing.
All of their heads are detachable and the set I made here is definitely a Reconstruction-era set (James and Lewis both have scars from the war on their faces). I'd say these are roughly 1870s-1880s-appropriate. I'll be making various other heads to go with these dolls, including war-time heads and antebellum heads and probably 1890s heads. I actually did make a second head for the Amy doll (in profile), but I'm not 100% sure that I like it. I suspect she may end up having numerous extra heads since that's the best way to change her hairstyle.
I had wanted to make Christmas clothes, but I won't have time before the holidays. That's all right. I am pretty confident I'm keeping this set (at long last!). Whatever minor quibbles I may have with the various heads, I think the bodies are just right and I don't intend to remake them again. Emmie is a little more tiny than I intended, but I've always described her as tiny and then never really drawn her tiny, so I kind of like seeing how small she is here. Tiny!
This was tons of fun. I devoted much of the afternoon to getting them done and it was completely worth it.
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