So the Shiwoo head arrived safe and sound last night! After a terrifying few moments where I didn't realize I had the neck piece turned backwards and thought the head just didn't fit it, he went on just fine! I forgot that Shiwoo is so big, I was expecting smaller for some reason, but as a larger FL mold he looks amazing on the bigger DZ body and even with the huge DC hands! So I'm really happy with how he's come together. That DZ 003 body has some of the ugliest joints I've ever seen, but it just about out-poses everything, and is so easy to work with I don't care. His head doesn't match the body or hands which also don't match the body, but they're all only about a shade off, so it's not bad at all!
The nose chip is actually a chip, I do think some of it boiled out, but he needs a quick sand to get it perfect. I didn't do it last night, I wanted him to reset after being boiled, and I needed the faceup off first (it came off very easily) so I could see all the damage. It's not bad....I've definitely seen worse. I'm not sure it'll even be visible after the sanding.
I spent a million hours torturing his wig, and I like it ok, but I will probably have to redo sometime. It's ok for now. He's wearing his old, full of cray cat ears....not a fan. They always looked more fox-like to me. I'll be getting him resin cat ears eventually. But for now, other than being blank and in need of a quick sand, he's good! I'm going to try and get a picture of him, and of Dolce or possibly the whole group later....
Speaking of Dolce, I sanded off the offending butt-tabs, and the weird ridges they have on their butt so he's all smooth now. He sits and stand just like he did, so they're utterly useless. Unless their use is to be annoying, in which case they do their job perfectly!! Now that they're gone, Dolce is....usable. I went through a phase where I was afraid to touch him because moving him was so damn hard....but he's normal now! I'm actually excited! I also restrung him a little....he had such thick string it was hard to get out, so I'm sure it impeded his movement. I can't even....did I do that? I must have because I'm sure I strung him!! And the knot was in a bad spot (another oops) that got stuck in his thigh.
Plus I ordered his new wig and the hippo ears last night, and Leeke already shipped them!! He'll have them by next week! :D
Hopefully that velvet trim stuff works, and gets here quickly. He could be mostly unicorn-like in no time. All I'll need is wings, and I can go slowly on that....not sure what I want yet. The ears and tail were more important.
Enough updates...if I get pictures later I'll have to make a new post anyway. Because I haven't done that enough lately.
I've been whining that I can't resolve Mir-Dolce-Frapp's wig issue, and that he needs his ears, tail and wings. Well, today I found Leekeworld has the hippo ears in stock, as well as a great wig that might work for him, and I FINALLY found some of that white velvet trim-stuff I used a thousand years ago for Mocha's tail. I've been looking for it for about 4 years now.
If the wig works out, 3 of 4 things will be resolved!!
However I've realized I hate his butt-lock tabs. First I noticed shortly after getting him that they are cracking his butt. It's not a real crack yet, but it's happening. I posted on the Unoa discussion thread about it and at least one other person mentioned they know someone who also had a cracked butt from the tabs. Second, they're annoying as fuck. I mean really. They're hard to navigate when he's naked, almost impossible in the leggins he's wearing now and are cracking him. Why are they even there?!
I was told if I took them off he may not sit anymore...and decided I don't give a crap, they're coming off. And since I have another mod to attempt tonight, it's happening now. Or 6 hours from now when I get home lol
Because, my Shiwoo head has been delivered!! It's at home now! So a quick sanding of his nose will be in order so he can have blankface photos. Though I'm still holding out hope that its dented not chipped and a boiling will fix it. *crosses fingers*
Wish me luck, because all these things have to be done tonight, plus making Des-Soshi a wig....Friday and Sat are reserved for a manic house-cleaning so we can have a meet at our apt....and it's not exactly company-ready. At all. *dies*