Dax from the box and discard her Star Fleet uniform. Use the Dark Phoenix
body suit in it's place. Stain or color the neck and shoulders of
the body suit black, I used a premeditate Magic Marker. You may leave
the hair in a pony tail or sculpt new hair with an air dry putty, such
as Model Magic by Crayola. If you plan on sculpting new hair, remove
the lower 2/3 of the pony tail. Attach a piece of the putty to the
back of the head and around the peg left of the pony tail. Smooth
the putty so that it blends into the head and texture and shape the rest
of the hair by drawing a x-acto knife down through the putty lightly.
Wet the hair, with water, as needed to keep it soft until you have the
hair as you want. Allow the putty to dry for 24hrs and than paint
the hair a dark brown and high lite with a lighter shade of brown.
following modification are made to the Dax head. The Romulans as
the Vulcans have pointed ears, these can be made by adding a small triangle
piece of putty to the top of the ears. Using a x-acto knife you can
add the small details with the ears. Paint the ears and the face
a medium flesh color, painting over the Trill spots and the eyebrows.
Paint in new eyebrows using a medium dark brown paint, giving them the
upward slant of the Romulans.
Uniform is created using the body suit from Dark Phoenix and modifying
the Charming Diana dress. I used the dress because of the fabric
texture but any type of long sleeve white dress should work. I first
cut away the Velcro neck fastener from the body suit and stitched it closed,
this is to reduce the volume of material that is around the neck.
I than place the CD dress on the figure and marked where the hem where
I wanted it to be. Adding approximately 1/2 inch below the hem line
I cut off the excess material. For you non-sewers there are several
iron on material, such as Stitch Witchery or non iron on material, looking
in the fabric section of a K-marts or supermarket. Hem the dress and place
it on the body. You may have to sew up the back to get it to fit,
remember fashion doll are 12". Using a red Magic Marker, color the
right side of the uniform, do this while the dress is off the doll and
on come cardboard as the marker will bleed through. Paint the left
side and skirt with a craft paint, I used Deltra Ceramcoat GLEAMS Pewter
and allow to dry. Use the Boot/leggings from the Dark Phoenix as
the boots, staining them black with a magic maker. Cut the tip off
of the top of the boot/leggings and fold inwards and secure gluing or sewing.
Place the Boots/legging on the figure and touch up areas where the black
may have rubbed off. Now go get a calming beverage of some type the
fun begins. Using a fine point magic marker, I suggest a Sharpie, dot the
red side of the uniform, staggering the rows. Include the small elastic
band on the hand that is part of DP body suite. Make her slash out
of material, I used Counted Cross material and attach it to her waist.
Color it with the red magic marker and continue the dot pattern down the
slash and color the fringe black. The belt is made out of a piece
of scrap material, stained black (magic marker) and attached in the back
with fabric glue. Fold the edges of the material to add thickness
to the belt and stop the material from running.
box can be made by covering over things you don't want. Bele's box
is good as it comes with suitable accessories, the wine and ale bottles
she needs to seduce Spock, the proper Ship and Bele's name is small enough
to be covered with the collectors number sticker. The rest was made
with an ink jet printer and glued on the box. If you want to use
the Dax box, just cover over the incorrect wording and number with a black
magic market and use the White Out pen to create a new star field.