Colours are out

Cin has very slowly been coming together. I’m waiting for (hopefully better) eyes for him and wanted to take photos afterwards, but the postal service is being ridiculous and holding them hostage now that they finally arrived to the country after over two weeks on the way from across the ocean. >:/ I’ve also re-painted his face, a few times -sort of. I mentioned in the review that the headback broke. Well, I contacted Soom about that to complain about the design flaw pretty much (hoping that they’d improve on it) and they sent me a new head as an apology. I painted that one with my fairly crappy bottle of army painter to counter the tone difference MSC does on tan resin. But it ended up pretty shiny AND the head is quite a bit yellower in tone than his body or the original head. Which was annoying. And then it took me a while to re-paint his original head using a mix of the shiny army painter and MSC to get something decent. Unfortunately I didn’t do as good a job with the face up itself as on the extra head but well, I’ll swap them around a bit and re-paint them until I’m happy. Once/if that happens, I might wanna try and do something completely different with the extra head, don’t know yet.

He’s also slowly been building his wardrobe. In these photos he’s wearing the second version of straight pants and the prototype dress shirt (oh god, the fabric is so horrible, and absorbs like every since dust spec and cat hair in a 5 mile radius). And I’ll sew more for him when I feel like it. I have trouble giving him the kind of loose home-clothes he would wear cause he’s too good-looking for them. I have many other things I want to sew as well, but have a really hard time getting started and finishing projects these days. I’m not feeling very well, haven’t all year, so things take a long time.

Anyway, took some very simple backyard shots of him today until I got sick of his stupid torso flailing all over the place and refusing to pose.

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Soom Idealian 75 body review

Alright. Yes, I finally got my adult!Cin! Only took 6 years and another 9 months of waiting. =__= That is 6 years from when I realized that bronze York would work for the character. 3 years after my realization I came close to getting him, but Soom absolutely refused to add bronze as a skin color option and tawny just doesn’t do it for me. Would’ve been nice because they had the unassembled kit for sale that December and it would’ve made the purchase cheaper. Then finally, last December they offered York again and this time there was a bronze, so I had to jump on it in order to not have to wait another 3 years for a new release. I bought him with a 4month layaway and he was finished in April, but thanks to the current situation, Korean post will not send EMS packages to Finland. I waited until this month to pay the extra fee for EMS premium to have them ship him to me. And here he is, after massive customs taxes I finally have him. And he is huuge. :D

I got to working on him right away and he’s pretty much done, but I just don’t have eyes for him (also his shoes are still stuck in Korea). Thus I also don’t really have good photos of him finished. But I did take some shots of him when he arrived and did a small review of the body. I have pliver sueded him (so that’s what’s in his joints) but other than that, the photos are of him as he came to me.

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Deep forests

Took Kilbas out into the forest yesterday. He’s still missing the companion I planned for him years ago, but I can never afford to order it so here we are… I went across a stream that in the spring is pretty much impassable cause there’s so much water, but now it was pretty dry. So yeah, there I was getting stuck in every branch and trying to get some photos taken. I never thought I’d wish I was even smaller than I am, but it was really hard to move out there. xD

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“Occupied”

Okay, finally we have the set I took the contest photo from. I got this idea almost immediately when I heard the theme was nude dolls. And I’m definitely a winner here because I had too much fun. I almost immediately wanted to go back there, despite not having a different doll to take… But next year I should have the perfect one =w= and I really look forward to (taking) those photos.

This is a bit of a story but no narration or dialogue, so you can interpret it however you want. xD

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Spring is here

Ahem, I knew there was a “snowstorm” coming today, so I was ready for some winter photos. Unfortunately the snow was kind of disappointing: instead of large snowflakes we got these really fast small ones in hordes. Luckily they did show up in photos, but half of them disappeared from the resized ones. < (`^´)>

I also had some setbacks: right as I was going outside with dolls in both hands and props + accessories in my arms, I managed to drop Seere’s Cuprit crown and it snapped in half. I had to superglue it back on with all my winter gear on and I got all drenched in sweat even before I was outside. And out in the forest my reflector decided to resign. Sigh. Had to fix that when I went back inside but it was no use after the first half of the photos. It was also snowing so much that everything kept getting covered and wet.

Then, the shoot itself took a strange turn, as you can see below. Tanith, look what you’re making Llyr do now that you’re no longer here. (。•́︿•̀。)

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Rest site

“Kilbas was on his way to his home cave from having spent several months on official business in a different dimension, and decided that this was as good a place as any to rest, before continuing onwards. He was traveling light: just his weapons, better clothes, waterskin and a bear hide for warmth. It was all he needed to survive in this harsh winter wilderness.”

I couldn’t resist. It’s been a while since I put any effort into photography, but I got this fur piece from mizya yesterday and it’s been snowing non-stop since last night, so the weather was great for photos, too. And I’ve had this photo idea for a while now. If I had winter gear for some of my other dolls, I would’ve made it into a photostory. But nope, not this time. Maybe some day I’ll find good fantasy appropriate winter fabrics that inspire me to sew for… well almost everyone needs winter gear.

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Devourer

I’ve been in a bit of a doll coma this summer. I’ve been working on commissions and generally haven’t had time or energy for my own dolls. But I’m trying to activate myself a bit before summer is over. Mostly because I have some ideas and a few locations I want to shoot at.

First up is Siren photos from yesterday. I’m going to add to this shoot later -or make a set of its own if the light is completely different, because I left out things I wanted to do. The sun turned away too soon. :( Sorry for the repetition

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Story: Journeys end

I’m (really slowly) working on a new outfit for Iria. I never even had a proper shoot in her original one, but oh well. I’ve had the design and some of the patterns done for months already and I even made one piece of it some time ago, but I have a hard time deciding which fabrics to use for the rest of it. That and I keep getting distracted: like yesterday, I was going to start cutting the fabrics. I took them all out and everything. And then I found nice leggins fabrics from by pile and instead, cut like 15 pairs of leggins (SD16/DDdy, SD & MSD size). Lol. =__=;; The sales coats are still in the works too. Oh, and last night I dug out an old silk dress I made 4 years ago, pretty much cut off the back and started making a new back hem to make it nicer and useable for Prisca.
And let’s not even speak of the SG corset I started last year, the shirts I cut for Null at the same time and another SD silk dress I cut a year ago. I have too much unfinished stuff. Though, right now I really wanna do something nice for my own dolls. ♥

Anyway, finally managed to finish this story.

The summer was coming to an end. The trees were dropping their leaves in the wind and amidst them, a lonely figure limped in the forest.

At times the woman had thought she felt something in the woods but calling out to it had brought her no answers. Must’ve been an animal.

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Guided by the Light

I’m so sorry some of these are a different colour (last ones most notably and the gif), but I went out at sunset and naturally the light kept fading. I would’ve edited them similar from the RAW images, but I accidentally rolled the mode dial on my camera at some point and thus didn’t get raw images of half of the photos. Sigh.

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