The Manor

20-something, human, female. BJD enthusiast, writer, perpetual knitter. You can find my handknit sweaters for sale at 28th Emporium on etsy. Pro-Artist/Anti-Recast
OHMYGOD SO CUTE

Ahh thankyou so much!

diaemyung:

Have a great day

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I love his eyes and his wig and his outfit. So cute.

Ahh thanks! I’m glad he’s got his own body now so he can wear that outfit all the time because I adore it too. It’s spent far too much time sitting in  a box! I originally wasn’t going to get it but it was way too perfect for Death. 

He’s back! If you’ve been hanging around here long enough you might have seen this guy before but it’s been ages since I took pictures of him because he didn’t have his own body. He has one now though! So meet Death, as in god of. He has many forms, this is just the one he likes best at the moment (his other favourite looks include the full grim reaper form and ‘harassed office intern’).

Death is a Littlefee LBRH Chiwoo 

winonaflammery:

sols-crew:

winonaflammery:

I have access to many, so I could always try them on my whole crew and give you a head’s up about which dolls they do and do not fit.

Urk, I know. I will have to do it, because the double jointed girl is so tight her knees and elbows always snap back into a bent position, and my NL girl can’t pose at all. I’m happy you could get your boy successfully restringed.

Actually, I don’t mind using thicker elastic. I generally use 1/4 size elastic on my 1/6 dolls, and 1/3 size elastic on my 1/4 dolls. I don’t know exactly how thick the elastic is though; I haven’t measured. It makes the dolls pose better (I got my first Volks Yo-SD to stand on one foot because of it. Before that, he could hardly stand, and most certainly not pose), and you don’t have to string them as tight. That being said, thick elastic and very tight stringing is a bad, bad combination. When I use thicker elastic, I at least string the dolls looser than the company does, to make up for the extra thickness.

That would be great if you had the time! 

I’m a fan of thicker elastic too, you kinda learn to be when you have four resinsouls, (I use boating shock cord though which is harder than standard elastic so 3mm does an SD fine!) but this was so thick I have no idea how they got it through his knees. I actually need to go get more elastic but I keep putting it off because it’s my Magical Angel boy who needs restringing and he is hell to put together. Not fun. 

Sure! I’ll get it done one of these days (might have to do it over several days), and get some pictures too, if any future customers ask.

Yeah, Resinsoul uses far too thin elastic. They can pose well enough though once one fixes that. I just use regular company bought elastic; over here you only get either too thin or too thick elastic, so I have to order it online anyway. Usually I just throw some into other orders of mine, as long as the company sells elastic.

That definitely sounds too thick. I don’t collect SDs (too large), so I don’t know how thick souldoll’s elastic is, but my criteria is that if it’s almost impossible to pull through the thinnest area of the legs/arms, it’s too thick. I don’t own a Magical Angel boy, but they look like they pose well. It seems like it’s always the good posers which’re hell to put together; my Minifees are the only dolls I can’t stand to restring :P Good luck on restringing and putting together again your boy.

Ahh thanks. Whenever you have time is good. No rush! 

Magical Angel dolls pose ok when they’re strung tight but the way the SD feet go on (with the little jointed bit) destroys your hands and it’s really hard to string them tight enough. 

Eep, that sounds like a lot of work, but that’s great that it was a good match in the end!

So much work. I basically had to scrub down each piece with W&N then soap and water and there are a LOT of bits in a littlefee. It turned out very well in the end though. I still can’t believe the body and the faceplate match.

What color is the faceplate? :o

The faceplate is normal skin

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Asker elektroeule Asks:
Hey, I am about to start with collecting BJDs. I really want to customize them all by myself, so I bought Frankie Stein from Monster High as a test object. I saw your tutorial on making wigs, which is wonderful and helps me a lot, but I still have one question: how can I make a sleek wig? I mean not so fuzzy like with combed yarn. Which fiber I need and where do I get it? Thanks <3
sols-crew sols-crew Said:

brokenchimere:

sols-crew:

Depending on the yarn you use the yarn wigs can actually be quite sleek and shiny (look for good quality pure acrylic yarn for maximum shinyness), but if you want a look more like this or this I don’t think my tutorial is going to be very helpful. Those wigs are fibre wigs that I bought (Crobidoll and Volks wigs respectively). I’ve not tried making a wig with synthetic fibre and I don’t even know if my tutorial would be useful for that. I know you can buy wefted synthetic fibre but I can’t remember where from. 

Dollmore, Pupa Paradise, and Cool Cat carry wefted wig fibers. Pupa Paradise has the widest selection of those 3 and their hair is pretty decent quality… It’s good enough to start.

If you’re interested in trying to make your own wefts, you can look for doll rerooting hair.

Ahh thanks! I knew there were places that did wefts but I couldn’t remember what places. 

winonaflammery:

sols-crew:

Its nice to see that they are versatile like that. I didn’t know how they’d go with larger busted girls, since I don’t have access to any!

I’m glad you managed to get her fixed! I know how you feel about unstringing the others though. The only reason I unstrung my boy is that he was actually wearing on his hip joints he was strung that tight. And that was after he was nearly 12 months old. I love Souldoll and they make lovely dolls but they need to chill with the stringing…Also stringing a 63cm doll with HUGE elastic (4mm plus) is not necessary!

I have access to many, so I could always try them on my whole crew and give you a head’s up about which dolls they do and do not fit.

Urk, I know. I will have to do it, because the double jointed girl is so tight her knees and elbows always snap back into a bent position, and my NL girl can’t pose at all. I’m happy you could get your boy successfully restringed.

Actually, I don’t mind using thicker elastic. I generally use 1/4 size elastic on my 1/6 dolls, and 1/3 size elastic on my 1/4 dolls. I don’t know exactly how thick the elastic is though; I haven’t measured. It makes the dolls pose better (I got my first Volks Yo-SD to stand on one foot because of it. Before that, he could hardly stand, and most certainly not pose), and you don’t have to string them as tight. That being said, thick elastic and very tight stringing is a bad, bad combination. When I use thicker elastic, I at least string the dolls looser than the company does, to make up for the extra thickness.

That would be great if you had the time! 

I’m a fan of thicker elastic too, you kinda learn to be when you have four resinsouls, (I use boating shock cord though which is harder than standard elastic so 3mm does an SD fine!) but this was so thick I have no idea how they got it through his knees. I actually need to go get more elastic but I keep putting it off because it’s my Magical Angel boy who needs restringing and he is hell to put together. Not fun.