Steampunk Mermaid Art Piece
Hello this is chief producer of CP/FairyLand.
It’s been some time since I lasted left a message here. It’s quite chilly here in Seoul despite we are well into late March already. Nevertheless, Spring seems not so far away with a uplifting prospect of sprouting green leaves.
I would like to share some news about FairyLine60 release that we had been working on for quite some time.
Our newest lineup FairyLine60, incorporating FairyLine system, presented us with too many challenges and obstacles when it came to actual production and processing stage. Unlike 40 cm+ Fairyline, sculpting, casting, processing and packing of FairyLine 60 took twice as much as it takes to process its smaller counterpart. As if this wasn’t good enough, to ease movement of the lower body part and to showcase our sculpting team’s extraordinary skill by sculpting Steampunk detail image, inside the tail.
As you can see, tail parts, which will be available only in clear resin is exquisitely beautiful.
However, we never expected actualising beauty to be our biggest challenge in releasing FairyLine60.
Sculpting FairyLine60 finished around end of November, 2015.
In doing so, we wasted more than two silicon moulds to discover that processing internal detail of the tail parts requires a completely new way of approach. Without resolving the problem, there was no way we could make the doll available for general public considering the high cost of creating silicon moulds.
Though we have modified the mould many, many times already, only 15 tail parts can be processed from a single mould; which is less than 50% of average production rate of bigger sized dolls. It is also inevitable that the unit price of production is higher than normal due to the fact that tail parts is produced in clear resin which is exceptionally more expensive and takes more time to process.
Despite all the obstacles, we have decided to go ahead with the sale, after five months of painful negotiations (including cancelling the production) and meetings. For this reason, to commemorate this unrealistic almost a dream like joke, we decided to release the doll on April Fool’s Day, 2016.
This will be the last Steampunk horse edition available for sale this year and likely to remain so for many years to come. We haven’t posted sales price as of yet but wanted to share our concerns and worries behind the production beforehand.
FairyLine60 Preview Video is available for view from below address.
https://youtu.be/iuy4V_viPj4 (Scarlett Preview)
Thank you for your interest and support for our FairyLand dolls, and for FairyLine60.
Hopefully, I’ll be back again soon with more news about our other works.