Now Taiga can stand on her own with some careful balancing, thanks to kips!

What is kips?

I must thank Chibichibiusa again for bringing to our attention this little item which fixes the floppy knee problem which the Mini dollfie dream body have.

I could only find kips on volksusa for some reason (maybe I was looking at the wrong section?), so I took the opportunity to order some extra bits and bobs after some thinking.

Took the chance to document the kipping process too ^^ so I guess it’s somewhat a photo tutorial of sorts… In case I missed anything, I recommend checking out Chibichibiusa’s tutorial on figure.fm too ^^/

So this is what the MDD (Mini Dollfie Dream) legs look like, the knees joints especially are somewhat weak/loose so most MDD cannot stand on their own at all.

Disassemble one leg first.

Unscrew the 2 screws as seen below.

Position one of the smaller kips where the knee joint is

Screw the piece back on…

I had to adjust to make sure it’s tight enough but still able to do other poses

I noticed that the ankle part is a bit loose so kipped that part too ^^ the kip is made of some type of soft rubbery like material so it stretches a bit — enough to put it thru the stick part before the ankle ball joint.

And of course do the same with the other leg…

Woot!

Yey!!! So glad it works! I’m so happy that Taiga is still standing next to my computer lol

Taiga tried the wig which came with this package ^^; I made the hairband for Himitsu’s Haruhi cosplay (in future progress) ^^

Not sure when I’m gonna actually make Haruhi’s school uniform yet so I photoshopped the image below a bit :P Does Himitsu look too sweet to be Haruhi? ^^;

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21 Responses to Kips

  1. moemoekyun says:

    argh don’t show me haruhi >_< <= trauma after watched endless eight

  2. Kuraikawai says:

    With this sweet face, makes the impression Haruhi can actually be in a good mood xD, her original face has a bit more tsundere feeling :) I like this one better, hehehe.

  3. FatB says:

    Works for penile implants too?

  4. Miette-chan says:

    Quite interesting that this is a persistent problem. I wold think that Volks would release a modified version of the MDD body to address the issue.

    • chun says:

      I’m wondering if they just produced a lot and have to sell it all first before they re-design a new one? ^^;;;; (just wild guess)

      • Volks snuck in a quick redesign of the MDD knee joint, according to Bailey at Tenshi no Sumika in Torrance, CA. My MDD Namiko can indeed stand on her own two feet, happily. This might not be a forever thing, as my DD Yukino-type Yumiko is experiencing a little loosening of the knee joints. But for now Namiko-tan is completely standing on her own, happily. Oh, and her ankles are happy too.

        Unfortunately there is no telling, from the minimalist packaging, which MDD bodies are “new” and which are old. You are just going to have to take your chances, unfortunately.

        • chun says:

          ehhh they did?!

        • chun says:

          and PS: when I was looking at the MDD body back in Japan, I guess at a physical store, it’s easier to tell which MDDs are old/new, when I picked up the box the MDD actually will flop inside the box with her knees bent ^^; so that’s definitely the old body ^^;

  5. kmyk says:

    sweet? I always thought Himitsu had a cheeky quality to her. I think she’s perfect haha. Glad Taiga can stand now but I thought she could before……

    • chun says:

      LOL! well compared to Haruhi, I think Himitsu is sweet XP Oh! I used to put some wires behind her legs, (hidden) but it still did not cut it ^^; So hopefully this kip thing will work for the long run :)

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