Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nekophoenix's Flickr

I was wandering around the Internets looking for photos from this year's Dollscar in Moscow (I think it was on the 16th and 17th of June) and I was not successful--but I did find Nekophoenix's wonderful Flickr!
Go see all the pretties here:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ashley Goes For A Walk

I bought a Dollmore doll body from Solen on Den of Angels (a very nice transaction) and she included this adorable stretch dress and bolero as a gift! Though it's sized for the larger Dollmore body, like most Dollmore clothes it has a lot of stretch so you can fit it on lots of people. Including Ashley, my pyromancer (a Soom Snow White). So just for fun, I did a mini-photoshoot yesterday afternoon before the thunderstorms came in.

After the winter, it's soooo green! All the rain has made the weeds lush. Most of my weeds are interesting and fun (though there is some poison sumac mixed in there--I have to keep an eye out for "leaves of three" when I weed). Here are some New England Asters. (I would buy these):

Where I have some rotting timbers, I have this low creeper--maybe Spurge?

I have some black raspberries that should be ripe in just a couple of days, so I will have something to put on my cereal. They look good now, but they aren't ripe until they are almost purple-black.

I still have some wild grape to get rid of, and the perennial thistles, but mostly the garden looks good:

Ashley probably thinks a small lava stream would jazz it up. I disagree. We definitely have more rain coming!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Jerome Blingmaster

He's actually the golden/coffee resin of Jerome Dragonmaster and he is quite the thing. They only made three of him and it looks like they all 2000.00 each. I do like his wings a lot in the pearl resin, but the cost of Jerome probably wasn't in the bling and the costuming, but in casting that coffee resin. Apparently the dark colors dry fast and then tend to trap bubbles and be uneven, so several casts have to be discarded. It's a shame as it's a glorious color. More photos:

He has gilded toenails :D

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Beautiful Money

US money has been small, green and boring for a long time. There has been an attempt to freshen it up over the last few years, and one of the designers is a friend of mine, so I can't complain too much--but if we were willing to go way outside the box, Andrey Avgust has a sharp new redesign--in polymer. To check out the new bills, go here.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Light Limner Connie

She must have been in stock, because she arrived in less than a week. The box is pretty, and quite large:

The certificate is smol :D Like a heavy business card.

She matches the Dollmore NS body that I have pretty well, and she does fit on the neck. I just need to get the body strung and put her head on it, and of course paint her head, though I need to see how other people have done it. Her brow ridge is really arched, so it will be a challenge!

She has a 7/8 head, like a Souldoll. I think either a 14 or a 12 will fit in her eyes, I think it depends on the look you want.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Olive Garden Bot

Keaton Patti is actually a comedy writer, btw Here are the small bits blown up so you can read them: (Click to enlarge)

The Girl's Closet (warning, a fuzzy spider)

I needed to clean out the closet where the girl dolls hang out--I had remodeled it a couple of years ago to have extra shelves and a vinyl floor (making it easier to clean than carpet), and as the dolls were out anyway, I would take a few pictures. It's a good time to check for missing pieces and make a list of who needs what. There are a few girls missing from this photo--two that are not fully complete (missing parts) and two that are boxed up for the Museum of Soom I have going in the basement, one doll that I am considering selling, and one that is visiting the boy's closet for reasons unknown (probably space considerations; the girls closet is packed tight.) It's not a great group shot--I felt that some of them were a little precarious and my assistant doll wrangler is in Philly. When she comes back out in July we might do a new shoot and I will clean up things like the catbox lid and toys you can see here, and set up the space properly for the best lighting. Here are a few close-ups:

Ziggy, Loongsoul Zi Gui

Anastasia, Soom Dark Moon Beryl

Granado Fayette, Soom Cass, Fairyland Seian

Camigwen, Soom Alex

Claudia, Granado Venus

Coral, Soom Migma, Sicktress body

Isley, Granado Venus, Soom Vesuvia body

Iplehouse Luna

Marilyn, Iplehouse Jessica

Samaria, Soom Galena

Souldoll Swinte, Soom Vesuvia, Magic Mirror Studios Siobhan

Sophie Cushion, Soom Beryl

As I was putting the dolls away I happened to look at Stella and thought "I don't remember putting any jewelry on you." So I went over to take a look and it turns out that Stel had found her own ornament (eek!):

I didn't mess with it--though those Phidippus spiders think I am Mighty Tasty, they also eat ants and I have too many ants. I kept picking up and putting away other dolls until the spider decided it was bored and went off to find a snack elsewere. Here's what it looks like up close:

It's ...almost...cute.

And speaking of bugs, I finally found a "Tail Friendly" chair for my Vesuvia, Selket:

She even has shoes now, though of course I didn't think to put them on her for the photo. Most of the girls have shoes at this point, though I am not good about rounding them up and applying them appropriately. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jerome, Dragon Lord

He's a Super Gem, and he has pretty cool wings and feet. Interestingly, he is just available in one color--cream white. That probably makes getting him cast and out much faster. Once more his body is available as a separate purchase, so if you need just the male human body you can grab it now, as Soom says it has no plans to do a body event this year.

There is a special limited version of this guy coming up:

He looks reaaaaallly good in that dark resin with gold accents!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How Smart Doll is Made

I found this fascinating because Smart Dolls are made like Obitsus, Dollfie Dreams and Granado's Vindoll, with an internal frame. Look at all the work that goes into them! (You can even see the prototype being 3d printed about 2/3 of the way through.) 4 minutes long.

Dollshe Amanda Beauty Sale

Yes, the summer sales continue! Mr. Dollshe is doing a sale of Amanda beauty at 510.00 for the Basic Beauty instead of the 700 something you would usually pay for her. Here is the sales page--it's just for one more week (there is a counter on the side), and limited to ten dolls. Some details:

I find the quality is amazing with the two Dollshe dolls I have had here--that is probably why shipping takes so long, though the Grant Phillipe I got two summers ago came in 50 days. He was just perfect in casting, finishing and presentation-- and I would have kept him, but he was also the size and weight of a small refrigerator. The Erica Snow I have now is much more manageable, though her head is a little small proportionally to her body. I see that the notes for Amanda say her head is a little larger now. You should go look at the sales page just to see the 3d printed masters (still not completely sanded) and how the teeth fit in the head (they are removable). Amanda needs a really good faceup to look beautiful and not derpy, though the sleeping head is just gorgeous as is. (SDink painted the Amanda on the sales page, look how she shaped Amanda's lower lip with paint.

 I am actually tempted, but realistically I can't afford her--my car is having a Spa Day at the shop because it was drooling something on the garage floor, and I am expecting a really hefty bill when I go pick it up since there was a long laundry list of Things To Be Done when I left it there this morning.

Oh, I was poking around for the color chart and today Dollshe has a sale on a "classic mini" which I did not even know they had. He looks pretty cool, he's small idealian size, 55 cm tall:

The Soom 2016 Body

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