May was a busy month and it hasn’t slowed down coming into June. There were a number of purchases made and several layaways for long desired items!
From the top:
Unbelievably, an Esthy Peroth fell into my hands. Years I have longed for him and put him on the wishlist of things I will never be able to get… until now! I’m simply beside myself. He’s got very light modding… just the tip of his nose has been shortened. Peroth had a super sharp nose so a lot of people would mod just the tip round. He’s got that going on, but it looks very nice, so I’m happy. Besides, I can always sculpt the tip back on with Apoxie if I need to, hehe!
I put a Merry Doll Round Olathe on layaway. Yes! And Olathe!!! *___* She’s gonna be vanilla and I can’t wait until she’s paid off and gets here.
I have a Cerisedolls Manon on layaway. I. Have. A. Cerisedolls. Manon. on layaway!!!! *____* I’ve always thought she was gorgeous, and then one was put up for sale and I just had to nab her. She’s got a gorgeous faceup from Clockwork Angel and will be a very yellowed cream, but I’m excited all the same to bring her home.
Bought one of the new Obitsu bodies for my mum’s Planetdoll Bong Bong head and zomg must have an army for myself now!!!!!! No, seriously, if other things didn’t take precedence I would have bought a million. Probably. Most likely… Okay maybe a million is inconceivable, but my point is made, lol! They are simply amazing. I can’t wait until they release a male v2. Goodness!!! But I do plan on purchasing several for FL puki and little fee faceplates. Man, I want another Realpuki Soso to put on one, the proportions are amazing! *__*
Got a slew of heads currently in the face up box. First layer of blushing has been completed finally! Tomorrow is hopefully when final blushing will be completed and painting begins~
Current faceup list:
- Switch Haseo
- CP Juri-A
- Dollshe Saint
- Fairyland Rona
- Dollmore Bella Auden
- Resinsoul Song
- Iplehouse Claude
- Planetdoll Bong Bong
- Esthy Peroth
- Doll Family-H Zi Luo (final stage)
A couple of weeks ago I discovered a listing for a 3d printed CP-Fairyland neck connector on Shapeways. This is an independently designed connector piece compatible with old CP Delfs and new Fairyland headsculpts. It was relatively inexpensive at around $8 and some change, so I decided to purchase one and give it a go. It arrived back on May 13th. I’ve been super busy so haven’t had time to do more than take a few snapshots.
The other day I finally had a chance to try it on one of the bodies with my Vampire Shiwoo head. For the record, it works perfect with each of the CP heads I popped it into. It also works pretty decent on the 68cm Mirodoll body, but I would think a thinner neck would be more optimal for that piece. Also, it’s a bit rough so I would recommend sanding the edges down a bit so they don’t rub too hard at the resin neck. That being said, it works very nicely.
I did have a snag, though. None of my extra S-hooks available were open S-hooks! That means I couldn’t actually loop it onto the cross piece. Instead, I compromised by putting the elastic itself over the cross-turnkey piece. This does create a problem. One, the tension is now too tight to easily move the turnkey. I had to use my hemostats to grip the elastic at the neck and then thread everything through and turn the turnkey before releasing the hemostats. And two, the range of motion is decreased. However, for a quick fix, this works perfect! I’ll work on getting some more S-hooks and try the mobility out later.
Honestly, for a cheap 3D printed neck connector, this works perfect! I’ll definitely be purchasing a few more in the future. I still need connectors for Odan and Sorde, and also for Tyr’h when I get him finally.