Pictured: A realistic looking girl doll created by Sergey Bondar.
A former soldier has launched a surprising new career making eerily realistic baby dolls - painstakingly stitching each human hair by hand and even ensuring his creations smell like a living baby. Each hyper-realistic child doll takes Sergey Bondar around 90 hours to make, are tailor-made to the customer's preferences, and sells for up to £250.
The 34-year-old, who was a sergeant in a Ukrainian Army tank platoon, says he uses the process as a form of rehabilitation after he was wounded fighting in east Ukraine. He often delivers the silicone dolls,which typically weigh 3kg, to customers in person, carrying them on the train and surprising other passengers who believe he has a real child. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.