Yay for friends who support my 1:6 habit, and understand & appreciate my driving need for dolls who are 1) articulated and 2) relatively close to matching in head and body skintones.
You might remember Ishani from a while back…. She was my Fashion Royalty Rare Find Isha. As you can see–even on her default body it’s not a perfect match.
Since she was repainted she’s been shelf-sitting & waiting for me to assign her a part in my photostories. Like the majority of my FR dolls she was waiting for me to find suck it up and shake it off– and accept the fact that she has limited posability.
But my good friend Will came to the rescue and volunteered to give me a Hot Toys True Type Cuban Female body.
I’d really been hoping for a skintone match for my Perk Collette (but not a match) so that left me with PG Natalia and RF Isha (Ishani) as possible matches. Natalia was a decent match (her head was a tiny shade lighter) but Isha (Ishani) has a rounder face/head shape and it just seemed to fit the general look of the body.
- To get her to look right it took a bit of minor surgery but Ishani’s head fits on and looks (IMO) good! (I’m fussy so other people might just be happy sticking her head on the body)
- My only real complaint about the body (other than the fact that the upper torso is rubber/latex) is that she is very long waisted and she looks a bit out of proportion. Finding clothes for her in my collection that fit has been a challenge…She needs me to sew clothes specifically for her, I guess.
- The plus sides of the new body (aside from the increased articulation) is that she has IMO a more natural looking “thick” body. It’s nice to see someone who isn’t stick-thin or built like an adult movie star. Also, the articulation in the neck allows her to tilt her head, etc and really give her some expressive poses.
So…Yeah. Ishani’s the RD for two of the dorms. She lives on campus, and is pretty mellow for the most part. Can I just say how amazing it is that when I got her onto a decent body, and set her up in the roomset—-just how many ideas and thoughts, and yes–details suddenly came into focus about her???!!
Yea, color me a happy bunny! Thanks again Will!