I added electrical wire through each arm and leg for stability. I don't know anything about string dolls, but the arms did not maintain a position. I started by printing the finger tips. HARDEST PART. At least for my setup. I had some luck printing them upside down. I also made some batches with rafts. I'm new, but a brim may have been the best option. The parts can print, but the sockets are all sharp edges and needed some attention. It was a fun build for me. My kids were not able to assist much, but they enjoy the figure.