Ball Jointed Doll

Ball Jointed Doll 3D print model


The ball jointed doll to use as a toy, decoration or art. The doll in the image references is printed in SLS and coloured with textile dyes. The folder contains two files: one is the doll ready for printing and another is the doll composed. The head includes two versions, one piece (no holes for eye sockets) and an open head with a cap and cutout eyes. The cap uses a lock mechanism similar to one of a computer mouse battery compartment lock.

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authorlylearyn 2023-07-03 04:06:04 UTC
I love the body proportions enough to make this a positive review. Luckily I planned on using a different head, because the head size/shape isn't so great. The thickness of the print walls left a little to be desired, but this does mean that she'll be lighter in the end, and I can always add a little structure with some paint-on UV resin if I feel it's too soft. The biggest drawback to the design is the odd choice to not have a hole going all the way through the knees. I ended up having to drill a hole through each to run the elastics through. There were little crossbars inside that I removed, so I guess you were supposed to use a different piece of elastic for the lower legs? There were a few other "attachment points" inside the doll, all of which I ended up removing because they would have just been in the way of the elastic, and didn't offer any particular structural advantages. It's a challenge, and I do enjoy a challenge. There was an odd print error with the left calve, where it didn't print a slice of it. I ended up just filling it with more resin by hand and sanding it smooth. I don't have the elastic yet, but I think after the modifications, it should string together nicely and pose decently. I'm opting for magnetically attached hands/feet, but the included ones aren't bad at all. Overall, I love the body shape. Most BJDs end up with super skinny waists and chest, with weirdly sized breasts. I wanted a "hefty, sassy" shape, and this nails it. And for the price, I feel it's well worth overcoming it's shortcomings. But. We'll see where the chips fall when it's all done. I printed at a 40cm height. I would have liked the author to have included the base size to make scaling a bit easier, but with the included full-body stl I was able to figure it out to suit my need.
Ball Jointed Doll
Royalty Free License 
Ball Jointed Doll
Royalty Free License 
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx)47.3 MB
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl)29.8 MB
  • Stereolithography (.stl) (3 files)66.6 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2021-11-16
  • Model ID#3389321
  • Ready for 3D Printing