Monday, July 21, 2014

Lots of Stuff. Ok, just Some Stuff.

We had a dollmeet this weekend that was 80's themed, so I had some fun throwing together a few looks for my dolls. Isis, Alex (I) and Marcus went as Flashdance, random 80's punk and Jason from Friday the 13th, and my whole group of 8 (ok so not the whole group, I left one at home) mature minis went in 80's inspire garb. I thought they looked amazing lol and after I was kicking myself for not taking any photos at all. Everyone really went all out for this meet, their dolls looked great. And I didn't even bring a camera!! Such fail.

I really should try to get a pic of Isis and Alex together, maybe with Jason (Marcus) lurking in the bg lol.

Anyway, I don't have much to update with...my Song was finally (supposedly) shipped this weekend, so I'm hoping he'll be here someday this week (but who really knows.). I managed to order the Migidoll River head (he's super-limited, so if you want one, go now!!), and I'm really excited to get him now because I have realized that I think he looks like a more realistic Volks Heath. Which means I might remake Gambit. It just depends on...things.

I bought him to possibly be Marcus, so I'll do that first.....but if he looks even remotely good with Jean I might even skip that and let Ell stay Marcus (I think he's just fine anyway) and do River up as Gambit. I'll have to buy much smaller eyes for him, but....who cares.

I'll have to hang on to Heath a while before deciding if I want to keep him or wipe and sell at a loss because no one wants that mold anymore (which is sad because I've really come to like it) and I didn't get any COA with him which means he'll be impossible to sell anyway.

I don't know what I'll do. Wait until he gets here I suppose, and see how he looks with Jean and David (and Alex) then go from there.

So now my wait-list has grown to:
Dollzone Carter (Still no word on this)
Dollmore Kara Klum (yay!)
Resinsoul Song (hope he's actually shipped)
Migidoll River (head only)

Regardless of who River ends up being (Gambit, Marcus or even possibly a second Michael), he will have to share with one or two of the other heads. So no bodies yet.

I have no issues with Jean if Gambit becomes more realistic, but Jubilee might have to go. Soo is a great mold for her, but not even remotely real enough with the others. I may just look for a new head for her, or sell her completely. And of course I'm still having issues with Logan....I might look for a new head and start over from scratch. Or sell the thing and just quit. Maybe all I really need are Jean and Gambit anyway (I love having them as dolls!).

Ugh. I can't decide what I want to do!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Alex is an Asshole.

EDIT: This is his response to my whining about him.

stfu 
Alex: STFU bitch. Give me coffee. And buy me stuff. 

at least he's got clothes on now.

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I am almost too exhausted to post this. Alex wears me out. And down.
I spent hours working on him....and in one ride to work in a bag he set me back hours more by somehow wrecking himself. I know he did it. I even had him wrapped, and he still managed to chip himself, get really dirty (I swear to god he's the dirtiest doll I've ever owned. I think he rolls in it when I'm not around), mess up his freaking eyes and do god knows what else to himself.

If he sat untouched on a shelf, never handled, in a clean room, he'd probably just fall apart because he could.

I shouldn't be surprised. This doll has defied all logic since I bought him. He has expressions, he changes positions, he has behavior.  I tend not believe that dolls can be possessed or hold souls or anything.....except for Alex. He's off somehow. And when I say Alex, for a change I only mean this one. The other Kara Klums are gorgeous and I adore them, but the first one is just an anomaly in every possible way. If dolls can absorb vibrations or souls or something, he's got it, and won't share.

Whatever is wrong with him, I managed to get some kinda decent pictures of him.
Beware, he's shirtless. I never photograph him sans shirt. Except for Christmas. It's tradition.

alex new tats1

So I have come to believe that I can't do the fun eyelashes anymore. It's impossible to see his eyes. You can irl, but not in photos...they disappear completely. He stole the Oscar eyes from Alex III (which was inevitable. I knew it would happen), mostly because they're smaller and easier to see. And you still can't see them. Bye bye eyelashes.

This is another new wig. It was a Monique Evelyn I got at Doll-A-Kon. Now it's an Alex-wig. I cut inches off the thing, and "styled" it , but it's Alex, so it's all over anyway.

I edited the HELL out his hand. Dollmore has the kind of resin that changes color to a point and stops. Dikadoll keeps on yellowing. His hand is so much more yellowed than he is it's awful, I only put the hands on him for this shoot so he could smoke, and then I cut the cig out anyway!!!

I still have to wipe and blush both pairs of hands and feet.

His tattoos went on fairly easily, it was just a lot of work and time consuming. I can't even express how much better they look compared to the old ones!

alex new tats3 

I don't think his back has ever been seen in photos. 

alex new tats2 

 Alex I has the least ink of all of them, as he's the youngest. He's missing the infinity thorns and crow (which I have yet to draw) on his left arm and the wings on his back. And one more I haven't done yet on his right hand. And there is still blank space on his rt arm that could have stuff. We'll see if I go there.

I did the ones on his back too large (which is how I roll), so when I do III who has the massive phoenix wings on his back, they'll have to be scaled down.

In case you're wondering what chipped, it was his lft nipple there....I fixed it in PS. Now I have to do it irl. Asshole. He didn't have to chip.....totally did it on purpose.  Now he's sitting on my desk (shirtless. Scandal!! :O) looking smug. He knows what he did.

There are a couple things I wish I could fix, but for the most part I'm happy and not doing anymore.
One more

 alex new tats6 

That's the eclipse21 wig I spent a fortune on. Cause he needs more wigs. If you had any idea how much editing I had to do just to barely get his eyes visible....D: D: D:

He's lucky he's my favorite!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

In Which I go a little Cray

Instead of the various mods I have to start someday, I defied the bad spraying weather and started Alex's tattoos. It was hot, humid has hell, and started to rain....and I did it anyway XD

Which, looking back...is pretty much how I did all their tats....so this should go great. GREAT.

In any case he's nearly finished already and I hope to wrap them up tonight, give him a decent body blush (for once - he's usually my last-minute-crap-he's-going-to-be-shirtless-and-needs-blushing doll), and maybe drag him along to work tomorrow for some (hopefully) ok photos. Alex I defies photos, which is why I rarely pictureate him. He hates the camera like no ones business. Here's hoping I can tame his new hairs for a few shots.

Now that his tattoos are almost finished....I am horribly ashamed of Alex III, who is the last one who has the old ones (I never wiped him). It was my intention to not have to redo him before Dollism, but there's no way he can go like this. I'm either going to have to redo him or wipe him down before he goes anywhere. Luckily I'm still happy with everyone's faceup.

On to other thingses.

Java will hopefully be on his way this week. I have no idea how to proceed with him....I would love to do the mods I want to do (if nothing else I will attempt elf ears), but I really want to see how that dark resin takes to sanding before I get mod-happy on his cute little face. He's got a faceup I will have to wipe...it's too masculine. I don't have a wig or eyes or clothes for him. All I know is that I'd like him to have white hair. That's...all I know.

In the meantime, Macchi's wig, the one that I kept saying was "out there somewhere" is home! At first I hated it...but I'm getting used to it now and don't hate it. I'm still on the search for his "real" hairs. But he can switch it up with this one and the other one for now. He also got a Mani-Pedi - with glitter! - like Vanilla did. Only his is multicolored with clear.... Cause, Unicorn.

macchi1 

It's really hard to see the clear glitter in photos, but it's obvious in person. That's his new wig. The tail part was really long, and I had always had the intention of cutting it off, but I got that far and liked it like that, so it's staying. He got a new shirt too.

This is also the Decadent face plate I've never photographed.


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And not quite a group shot:

mocha macchi 

Mocha is really tall compared to Macchi XD
Which is how it should be.
He's also changed out of that Dollzone outfit he's been wearing since 2010.


mocha macchi2 

In his casual clothes he's still not much different lol
lookit that, I photographed two dolls at once.  And it didn't suck! Too much!! Even with that color diff. And they're getting all romantical and things (sorta). I'm pretty pleased. It would be nice if I had any kind of background to work with.....I'm not sure work would appreciate it if I started building sets in my office....

Friday, July 11, 2014

I have seen the future.

And it is Migidoll Jean.

Well, it's more like the past since she's not a new sculpt, but I've never seen her. And she'd make a great Gabriel, especially since Michael will likely end up as a Migidoll as well. Woo!! FUTURE DOLLS!!!

And by future, I mean next actual year. I still plan on spending as little on dolls as I can the rest of the year. Though I'm already planning on trying not to buy another Resinsoul boy. I wanted one more to add to the Mini group I'm currently obsessing over, there is one available I can use, but I'm waffling on it for several reasons. Right now it's for sale for a price that I'm pretty sure is more than they cost new even with shipping, if not right up there with - and then it's plus shipping. And even more then, it's modded...in a way I"m not thrilled with. Also not my first choice in sculpt.

So why do I want it? BECAUSE IT'S THERE!!! And I'm 100% sure I could make him work and then I'd maybe like him more for the making of him work. I am fairly sure that was a non-sense making sentence. EDIT: Ok I bought him.....pretty much everything from here down 5 paragraphs is pointless now lol

I think my first choice would be a Dark Tan RS Mei boy. This one is all those things but Song not Mei. And the elf ears were modded off. No. Elf. Ears. This is blasphemy. Seriously. Forget that I did it once (modding the points off of a Vampire Ryu is not really modding elf ears off anyway. Right?!), it kind of drives me nuts when people do this. Elf ears are adorable!! Nuff said.

Anyway if I did get this doll I'd mod elf ears back on, open the eyes a tad and smooth down the nose and possibly chin area to hopefully get a younger, softer looking Song. As I want him to be Mocha's younger, softer looking brother. So I'd have to mod a dark tan doll in the face which is generally frowned upon in this hobby because, well for good reasons. It'll leave horrible discolorations on his face. BUT I think I could blush it back to decentness if I had too.

But there is the price to consider. It's more than I want to pay.....and then of course the seller went and put the price as negotiable on the thread today. Ugh. If she's willing to go down I might not be able to resist. If I order from RS I might be in for a long wait, but I could get fun things like the doll I want, plus heeled feets and different hands. All of which would cost more and I don't want to pay. Lol

Of course I could always get nothing and spend my money on cat ears and tails for Des and Vanilla (hey did I mention I figured out everyone's names?! Didn't know that, did you!! HA HA), and maybe some parts for them as well depending on where I order from.

It will all depend on how much money I have left after paying for my plane ticket (DOLLISM!! I'M SO ON MY WAY OK NOT REALLY YET BUT SOON!!). And if that doll is still available. I keep thinking it'll sell....but with my luck it will be there for another week tormenting me.

Whatevs, on to dolls I have.

So, the names. I gots them. I figured out a solution by dropping my most favorite (Cinnamon Dolce) out of the running and making Mocha, Frappuchino. Which is his last name now as he'd never had one before. So Java Chip is his brother. Which is why I need a new doll. The character was in my head when I started making this story up for the three I had (before Latte showed up and Des/Soshi came back), but not as Mocha's relation, just a friend of Vanilla's. Once I decided he should be Mocha's brother, everyone fell into place. I love it when a plan comes together.

So anyway this got longer than it was supposed too....here are the players!


mocha
Name: Mocha Frappuchino
Other names: Just Mocha
Species: Kangaroo Rat
Back Story: Private Investigator, and very private person. He's the brains of the operation. Pretty much all the operations. Has a pathetic (non-existent) love life.
Doll: Resinsoul Song (Coffee)
Customs: Faceup, body blush and wig styling by me
Other: I may try to either find him different eyes still, or bevel out his sockets because I swear no eyes fit in him. I'm debating doing his faceup over too....it's been a few years.


latte LTF3  
Name: Latte
Other names: Just Latte
Species: Rabbit
Back Story: Latte is a mystery. Also a private investigator with Mocha. Never says a word and never takes off her mask. She's not as young as she looks.
Doll: Fairyland LittleFee Rose Fullset Steam Bunny
Customs: Leekeworld bunny ears (not pictured), wig made by me, everything else Fairyland
Other: Not a lot. I kind of like her as is....she may get blushed someday.


NEW SOSHIdes2  
Name: Double-Shot Espresso
Other names: Desee or Des (or Soshi)
Species: Cat
Back Story: Former stripper/escort, current private investigator with Mocha and Latte. He is the muscle, and ok with that. Is a hopeless romantic.
Doll: Fairyland Minifee Shiwoo on a Dollzone 003 body with Doll Chateau Youth boy hands
Customs: Nose lightly modded. Faceup and wig by me
Other:  would love to remake his wig, get him resin cat ears instead of the plush ones he has, a tail....and give him a good body blush (and possible restringing)


nilla UJEE2
Name: Vanilla Spice
Other names: Nilla, Nil, Diamond Sparkles and Sparks (he hates that)
Species: Cat
Back Story: Dancer, singer, fame-seeker. Buys a wish to become famous and loses his freedom. Before becoming a star he worked in a dance studio.
Doll: Dollmore Kid U-Jee
Customs: Faceup and Mani-Pedi by me
Other:  He needs a good body blushing and a tail. I would also love to get him some high-heeled feet, extra hands and other fun stuffs from Dollmore, and dance shoes. All the dance shoes. And fabulous clothes. All the things.


unicorns3  
Name: Caramel Macchiato
Other names: Macchi, Miracle (Mir) and Captain Sparkle-pants MacFloof (only Des calls him that)
Species: Unicorn (last of his species)
Back Story:No one knows where he came from, but he was about to be sold off to the highest bidder when he was rescued by Des, Mocha and Latte
Doll: Unoa L-bi with Decadent and Lusis Yawn face plates
Customs: Faceups by me, unicorn horn and tail by me, Leekeworld hippo ears
Other:  Body blush for sure, colorful mani-pedi, I really want some fabulous resin wings for him, and for god’s sake, a wig I like. Possibly more face plates too. I’m totally addicted.


aaaaaaand not quite a doll yet:

:D   <--- that's his picture
Name: Java Chip Frappuchino
Other names: Java, some stage name I have yet to come up with
Species: ?? Not sure yet. I may want him to be a hybrid of some kind….a dog or another mouse.
Back Story: Dancer at a Burlesque club where he met and befriended Vanilla.
Doll: Coming soon: Resinsoul Song in dark chocolate. I'm thinking he wears a lot of white and lacey rufflies. Or something. Will have mods.

Now I have to work on a group shot. And think of a name for the PI service (in keeping with the coffee theme I'm thinking Cafe Noir, but that's a little silly? And it's Alex's name. He's not involved damnit.), the city they all live in - some furtury place, that's always lit up and super fast and busy and obsessed with money and fame a little like Tokyo only not (because I don't think Tokyo is obsessed with money and fame but I could be wrong and besides it's all fictional!!).

Now that I've got my thoughts for the weekend, I'll be off. I may start modding heads tomorrow. It's supposed to be rainy.

Have a good weekend!!