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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of paint can I use on my kit? Mini Doll Kit resin can be painted with liquid acrylic craft paint. The kits can also be colored with loose chalk pastels. Remember to seal your painted/ colored kit with a clear matte acrylic sealer.
What glue do you recommend for connecting the wires? A two part 5 minute epoxy is recommended but a Cyanoacrylate based (super-glue, zap a gap) glue is fine.
Do your kits come painted? Yes. Mini Doll Kits are available custom painted by the artist for an additional charge. When you click on the details page of each kit, you will see a drop down menu for the painted option. When you place your order you will receive an e-mail asking your eye, eyebrow and shoe color preferences. Allow an extra 10 days for custom painted kits to be shipped.
Do your kits come assembled? Yes. Mini Doll Kits are available assembled for an additional charge. When you click on the details page of each kit, you will see a drop down menu for the assembled option. Kits are assembled with chenille pipe cleaner style armature and wrapped with fabric glue secured yarn. Figures are assembled to stand on their own on a level surface. Allow an extra 5 days for assembled kits to be shipped.
I am used to using pipe cleaner wire to assemble doll kits. Can I use pipe cleaner wire for your kits instead of the wire included?
Yes. Pipe cleaner wire may be substitued for the stainless steel wire.
What do you recommend for glueing the viscose hair onto the doll's head? Fabri-Tac waterproof glue, Aleene's tacky glue or any quick grip white glue is acceptable for attaching the viscose to the doll.
How do I add bulk to my doll's upper arms and thighs? There are several ways to add bulk to your assembled doll kit. A popular way to add upper arm and thigh bulk is to wind yarn around the wires until the figure is padded to your liking, then cut and secure the end of the yarn with fabric glue. See our tutorial on the Tutorials page.
When does my order ship? If it is a normal business day, Monday -Friday 9am - 5pm EST, orders received before noon will usually ship same day. Orders received after noon EST will usually ship next business day. Doll kits are pulled to order. Please allow 5 business days for kits to be shipped. Painted and/ or assembled doll kits will ship 10 business days from date of color selections by purchaser.
What are your International shipping rates? International Canada - flat rate $7.95 USD. All other International - flat rate $14.95 USD.
Where are you located? Mini Doll Kits is located in Wilmington, North Carolina USA.
Do I need to know how to sew to make the outfits? No. Many miniature doll makers use waterproof fabric glue to to construct their outfits. Instead of a sewn stitch, put a thin bead along the seam lines and allow glue to set.
What if I need my order faster than normal delivery times? If you need faster shipping, Please contact us at 910-241-0860 and we will be happy to assist you.
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