So I wiped his faceup, modded his eyes, beveled them out some (not enough, but it's better than it was, meaning better than Mocha lol), got him the different eyes I was wanting to try, his wig came in Friday (yay) so he doesn't have to sit around in a temporary wig, cleaned out all the hot glue, restrung him (and Mocha who has had the same string since he arrived a million years ago and I restrung him) and gave him a faceup. It was so humid over the weekend it might not last lol but he's got a face! He also got a dog, making him my first doll who has an actual pet. He looks like someone who would have a fluffy white dog he totes around though so it works. I gave Mocha they eyes Java has in in the below pics and I think that's finally it. Mocah is good with eyes. *dies* We've been working on his eyes since day one lol he's a tough one.
And Java's a weird one. He looked nothing like Mocha with the old faceup, looked just like him when he was blank, and now is back to looking nothing like him. Just for that strangeness alone, I am really happy I brought him home instead of going with a new and different mold.
It's raining....it rained during my lunch so I stayed inside intending to read my book and then play with dolls. I started reading, and only had ONE PAGE left of the damn thing. FUCK. I hate it when there's like, 12 previews of the next books in the back and I don't realize it!!
And I don't even have the next book yet, so now I have nothing to read!! Which is totally untrue, but I want the next book!! I may actually have to go to a store to buy it now. Two day shipping is not fast enough for me.
Anyway because I had no book (one freaking page), I got some pictures of -(dramatic pause)- JAVA!! He showed up last night (making me feel guilty for being all suspicious of my seller - she obviously sent him Friday, what with that being the date on the package and all). My pictures are actually kind of crap(ier than usual), but they show the important stuff.
Here is his adorable self wigless.
ok, a little bit of talking here. You can see where his poor elf ears were sanded down. Not quite human-looking, but certainly not elfy either.
The faceup is technically good and pretty interesting up close (he's scarred and beat up), but not for me. Maybe on any other character/doll I own lol, not Javs. He's the exact opposite of rough, tough and boy-like. First thing I'm doing tonight is wiping that faceup.
Second thing I'm doing is opening his eyes a tad. Not a lot, but a small bits. At first I was all I'M GONNA MOD THE HELL OUT HIM!! Then I panicked due to the (gorgeous) dark tan resin and thought I had really better start small. Or not at all. I finally did a quicky mock-up and decided that yes, a small amount taken from the bottom should be ok. I might try to sand his nose a little...but I'm afraid the discoloration will be too much....so I may chicken out.
Now there's the matter of the ears.
I have a small problem, as I'm not sure what animal I'm going to make him yet. Mocha was so easy back in the day, something about him just said "Kangaroo Rat" and it worked. Same with Des back when he was Soshi. He looked like a cat to me....and still does. Here's the problem. Mocha uses his elf ears as his "rat" ears. Everyone else has magnet on ears, with hidden human ones (except Des....I can't hide his human ears). I have no intention of cutting ears off, that freaks me out, but I'm not sure what the point of modding Java's elf ears back on is, if I end up getting him magnet ears later on down the road.
So anyway, I'm going to hold off on that for a few days. I figure I can do it even if he's got a faceup, since I don't blush ears (unless they're elf ears lol). A little plastic wrap to shield him from goo, and he'll be good to go. I just have to figure out the whole animal thing. So far I'm thinking of something rodenty to go with Mocha, like a gerbil, guinea pig, feret or some other thing...OR totally different like a dog, or Raccoon Dog (Tanuki). Apparently they can be white....and with dark eyes that might be awesome. But would require pointy, cat-like ears.
Feh. What do I do?!
He photographs better than Mocha.
This is a temporary wig while I wait for the one I ordered off ebay last week. It's long and white, and I plan on braiding it in one giant braid. If it doesn't work, or I don't like it (both of which I'm worried about) I have no back-up plan lol. And this white-blond color looks really good on him, which also worries me. BUT with the right faceup it'll be fine....right?!
And now, the big moment: Both of them together!!
Mocha always photographs SO WEIRD!! WHY?!
This is the best way to view that Dark Chocolate color. omfg it's so nice in person. I want to eat him lol. I was the same way when I got Mocha....I don't know if it's because the colors are food, or I named them food or they just look yum, but for real. Mocha looks so pale next to him lol
They also don't even look like the same mold. I know it's just the drastically different faceups and colors, but everything looks different. I should ask in the threads if RS changed their molds at one point. I'd love to see them both blank but I decided not to wipe Mocha....his faceup could use a few touch-ups to bring him up to date, but it's not bad enough to do over (at least I don't think it is).
Moving on to the RS Double-jointed body. Ugh. I think it's worse than the SJ one. But I've never been a fan of DJs that don't work worth a crap. The arms are ok, but those knees... D:
He's taller and slightly buffer than his older and more "masculine" brother (you should see Mocha's boots. He's kinda like Alex. Must wear the tall shoes...), which is weird, but not much I can do about it. I was never going to get a girl body and mod, and if I'd bought him new, I'd have gotten this body - AND the hands he came with (so yay!) - anyway, so I essentially got what I wanted.
He needs to be restrung like mad, and he's been glue-sueded in every joint. All of them. So that's got to come out. Maybe if he's got thicker (if I even have it!) and tighter strings he'll behave, but I bet it's going to take mods. I would love to try and drill out the channel in his thighs so he can move his legs better...but I is afeard. I'd rather do it Java than Mocha though....so I might. But drills and I don't get along so well....
Mocha is still my favorite out of this group (don't tell anyone! lol) since he started it all by just existing.
He cutes X3
Oh I forgot about this little guy (that I've had over a year).
I've decided to add him to the line-up as well. So meet Chai Tea. Not coffee, but tasty all the same. Someday I shall give him a faceup. I had dragged him out the other day to see about a possible match with Mocha for different hands, and I think his weirdness will be great with Latte. Plus, magnet parts! He'll make a great side-kick for her.
In certain lights the resin match between Mocha's old RS Coffee and the Luts RSB is perfect. Here it doesn't look nearly the same. :// I might try it anyway if the KDF hands fit him (I will be trying them out tonight). I hate the stuck-like-that hands poor Mocha has, and he matches NOTHING so it's not like I can get him new ones.
I also want to change his eyes around this weekend too. He might end up with the ones in Java (because I liked the lighter eyes in him) and Java might get silver (to match his white hair). I know I have some somewhere....It's supposed to be rainy, hot and humid this weekend OF COURSE so playing with wigs, clothes, eyeballs and stringing might be all I get to do.