Iron Dog (2metaldog) wrote in red_shoelacers,
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S-hook sizing?

I hope somebody here can help me on this. At DollNorth (a con inside the AnimeNorth con in Toronto) this past May one of the charity raffle prizes was a Leeke Limited Khal Vampire doll. I was the lucky so-and-so who won him *beams*. He is an utterly gorgeous doll and his character has been developing rather nicely in my head since he came to live with my Resin Army.


This is Khale. I switched out his default eyes for ones I got with another doll and bought him the gorgeous wig from BBD. He's wearing an outfit I purchased for one of my other dolls at DollNorth (poor Kijika would've been swimming in it *laughs*) and that is now his default outfit.

Leeke did an amazing blushing job on his hands but his hands drive me freaking nuts as they are magnetic twist-lock and they don't actually perform as such. The slightest adjustment has them popping off *grrrrr*. I'm also concerned that my constant handling will prematurely wear the wonderful blushing off. In part to solve this and further development of his character, I purchased a pair of DZ armour clawed hands.

Khale's default Leeke hands are ginormous. He's on the 68cm muscle body and measurement of his wrist ball puts his hands in the same size category as the DZ ones (hence my purchase of them instead of the pretty Soom Super Gem ones I was eyeballing). He's also the biggest doll I own so I have nothing to compare his wrist joint with to determine S-hook size. He did not come with S-hooks in his wrists and the DZ hands I bought out of the DoA MP don't come with S-hooks either. I plan on buying some from CoolCat, but I have no idea the size.

Does anyone here know what size of S-hooks the DZ 70/72cm hands take? I'd like to order them ASAP so that when his new hands arrive, I'll be able to attach them.
Tags: +leeke, -advice wanted, bjd jointed hands, size: 1/3
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DollZone uses their own particular size of s-hook, one I've never seen another company use. It's kind of long and slender. However, if I remember right, the usual Soom-size wrist hooks should also work fine. I'm pretty sure that's what Zeliath uses on his claw hand.
Of course they use their own special hooks *rolls eyes*.

Would you happen to know if the hooks are 1.5x20 or 1.5x18? Or would that small of a difference in size (2mm) mean anything? Those are the 2 sizes on the CoolCat site. They recc 1.5x20 for Hound and DOT size dolls and 1.5x18 for Volks SD17 for hands/feet. The 1.5x18 is also listed as the size for MSD hands/feet so that's why I'm a little confused since it's also listed as suitable for SD17 *scratches head*.

While Khale is technically under 70cm, his hands are 70cm size based on the size of his wrist ball as well as just the general size of them when compared to my other 62cm dolls as well as when his hand is placed over his face.
These are DollZone's s-hooks. Long and skinny. Which, now that I check Zeliath, is what he's wearing after all. You could probably get them through Featherfall...
I expect the ones at Coolcat, from what I can tell, will be too big. And too short to get past the wrist ball...
I just checked FF and they don't offer the DZ hooks as products *frowns*. MoC does but they're not in stock and the order period actually closes today at 5pm. But it's a pre-order and can take from 8-27 weeks *gasp*. Ordering direct from DZ would kill me on shipping. *sigh*

I don't want to string them directly to his arm elastic as that'd be a pain in the butt for when I want to switch out his hands for his normal default ones. Arrrrrrgh! Why must they make things so complicated *mutters*
I know MoC will take special orders for stuff they don't have listed. Maybe Featherfall will do the same if you contact them?
I wish I had a spare set I could just send you, but apparently I used them for something. *headscratch* Not sure what...

In the meantime, you could probably craft a makeshift hook out of some steel wire... 19 gauge maybe?
I actually went to the dollar store to get a cold drink (it's freaking 41C here and the office AC doesn't work) and there were these suction cups with metal hooks on them that I think I can jerry-rig into S-hooks. And they were only a $1 for like a dozen so even if I screw up a few, no biggie. And if it doesn't work, then I have suction cups with hooks!