I finally had a chance to give my Seven a face-up. It actually took 2 tries since I bungled the first iteration of this face-up and had to wipe it off. ><;; Anyway I just feel excited because I feel like a "leveled up" in the face-up department with my last two dolls (Zaoll Luv and LR Seven). I still have a long way to go I think, but I am starting to feel more confident. This face-up is also my first time painting the face of a boy doll. I was really nervous about attempting this, but as it turns out it's not much different from painting the girl's faces. I still need to get my Seven a proper wig, pair of eyes annnnd yeah, even a body. ><;; I'll be tackling the wig and eyes first since they are less costly and I'm still trying to hold onto my savings since I'm also still hoping for a Supia event with a boy re-release. Oh well, it gives me lots of things to look forward to in the end. I just hope I can get him a body before the end of the year.
I decided that it was time to sell my DIM Danbi since he spends most of his time in his box. I am selling him through DoA, so if you have marketplace access you can check him out here: http://www.denofangels.com/forums/showthread.php?627074-Doll-in-Mind-DIM-Danbi-%28Normal-Skin%29-300-shipped-%28US-only%29-outside-US-must-pay-shi
He comes with the fur wig and eyes pictured as well as two shirts and a pair of jeans. He will come shipped in his original box with his authentication papers. Please bear in mind he needs to be re-strung and currently cannot stand since he’s too loose, but restringing or suedeing will solve this problem.
EDIT: HE IS SOLD!
I didn’t mention this earlier because I’ve just been so busy lately that I haven’t had the time to blog as much, but I managed to get in on the last Seven pre-order from Little Rebel earlier this month. He had been on my list of “do wants” for a while because he will be perfect for this character I have in mind that is a little bit sassy. XD Anyhow He arrived just this week and I thought I’d share some a couple arrival photos and some of my thoughts.
So, he arrived in a cute little red box all safe and sound with an authentication card. 🙂 My first impression on opening the package is that he looks even better in person! I can’t wait to try and give him a face-up but the weather here has been really poopy and rainy. Well that and I just had new flooring installed in my bedroom so I am also in the middle of trying to move all of my crap back into my bedroom along with keeping up with my comic and illustration work…so yeah…time, I need more of it. ^^;;
I wanted to see how the resin match was with my Dollstown elf girl in freshskin and I must say that the Seven head is a practically perfect match to Dollstown freshskin. My plan is to eventually get him a Dollstown 15 years boy body. I’m hoping I can accomplish that this year, but I am also saving a little stockpile of money in the hopes that Supia re-releases their boys again since I need a Zion to complete my “dream trio” of Mio, Seven and Zion. Of course I already have Mio, so I’m well on my way!
Ah, that reminds me…I’ve been ornery and I also ended up ordering a Buffdolls Unoa Zero headback, because yes, I’ve decided to take up the quest to assemble a Unoa Zero girl, ah hahaha…I’ll be keeping an eye out for Marion faceplates, and the Switch Humming Dolly Girl body will come with time, so really all I need to worry about there is getting the Marion faceplate.
Well that’s it for now! Back to work so I can afford all these dolls. *dies* XD
I finally finished the roombox today!!! Yay!! I thought I was finished yesterday and then I realized I totally forgot to add the back wall’s baseboards and I was like (⌣_⌣”) *sigh*, but I quickly cut and painted them last night so they would be ready to be glued on today. Anyway without further ado, here are a couple shots…(yeah I need to get better at photography, that is the next goal along with making props).
Here is a shot of the whole room with Mio sitting in it. The chair is a little doll chair I found at an antique store. It’s a bit shabby and probably needs a bit of washing, but it’s cute and the perfect color for the room! Actually Mio sits on that very chair on my nightstand in my room. 🙂
And here’s a zoomed out shot that better shows the scale of the room. Please ignore some of the junk in the background. I still have a few things to clean up now that construction is done.
Well, I’m really happy overall with how it turned out and I hope I get a chance soon to take more photos with it and improve my photography skill. I also want to make a little fake backdrop for behind the window so it looks like there is some nature out the window. I was thinking I could make a large print and pin it to foam core board or alternately I have some inkjet transparency paper left so I could experiment with printing greenery on that and then shine a light through it to see how that looks….Definitely got to get better with lighting overall though.
Since it’s kind of difficult to search for BJDs that look Asian without most of the search results in google being about ABJDs on a whole and not necessarily ones that look particularly Asian, I decided to start a collection of images of Asian looking dolls on Pinterest. Each pin lists the sculpt, maker and size of the doll so you can easily find them on company websites. I’ve only just started my list with around 19 pins, but I plan to continue adding to it in the future, especially since right now I am of the mind to own a 60-65cm Asian looking male BJD to be a companion to my Mio. So, without further ado, here is the link to my “BJDs that look Asian” pinboard. 🙂