|Deuce Gorgon Monster High Doll with head of snakes|
I wanted to repaint Deuce, but didn't want to keep his snake hair. When I redo a Monster High doll, I usually redo the hair completely. Deuce is no exception.
When I deboxed Deuce I just assumed his "hair" came off like a helmet. I had no idea it was glued on with glue so strong that it was impossible to pry that snake hair off!
The first thing I did was take a pliers and grab that nest of snakes on top of Deuce Gorgon's head. With a firm tugging I pried the snakes off his head. Start with the front section and pull up. It may take a little effort to remove Deuce's snake heads.
|Deuce has his snake removal done|
Here's what you will see when you pry the snakes off his head. I know that looks like a deep cavernous hole but it isn't. This could easily be filled in with apoxie sculpt cause unless you wig him, that hole will make gluing new hair to his head a problem.
The next step is to start at one sideburn and gently pry it up. I used a metal letter opener- The same one I use when I do dolly head and hair removals.
|Removing Deuce Gorgon's hair|
Pry up as much as you can to loosen it from the sides.
Insert letter opener into the hair on the top of Deuce's head and loosen what you can there as well. If you feel that Deuce's snake hair is stuck on too tightly, you can hasten the process. Boil a pot of water, same as you would for head and hair removal. Turn off heat.
Let his head soak for 5 minutes in the hot water. Then use the metal letter opener again and you should be able to get his hair off a little better once the adhesive has softened a bit.
|Deuce Gorgon hair removal complete|
It is not a pretty sight, what is under Deuce's snake hair. There's a ridge where the hair sat on his head, and maybe some glue residue.
|Deuce Gorgon without his snake hair|
Now that you have learned how to remove Deuce Gorgon's snake hair, you can consider what you will replace it with. I am unsure whether I am going to make him some dreadlocks, or just use some of my Tibetan Lamb fur to give him a new look.
His repaint is in progress now, so I'll update when he is complete.
Deuce Gorgon has had his repaint! View the results here.