Either way, even after I restrung him (twice) and tightened up his strings, he still couldn't stand unaided.
So I inexpertly sueded him with a cool-melt glue gun, using a silicone wig cap that doesn't appear to effectively fit anyone to help smear the glue around (surprisingly helpful). And it sort of helped, in that his hands and knees remain in place and his feet don't really wander off any more, but he still can't stand because although his knees no longer crumple under his weight, his feet won't keep him upright and he just topples forward instead.
So the next step, it looks like, is another restring and some wiring. Which should be interesting because I have no idea what I'm doing. I have no idea if there's a specific kind of wire that would work or if regular jewellery wire would (which I have plenty of, most copper- and some silver-filled, in various gauges), but... in a perverse way I'm looking forward to learning.
And his arms need restringing again, because I ballsed that up.
It's a bit of a disappointment he still can't stand beside Tay (who, being a Granado Evol doll, stands like a rock), but... I'm hoping we'll get there in the end. I'm hoping that if/when he does I'll have this massive sense of satisfaction at how much I've learned just through him.
...We'll see, anyway.
A noodler with a doll obsession.