I hear you! You’re saying: “Huh, what? Last time I visited the blog you were talking about making a fireplace in 1/6 (sixthscale)!”
I still am!
But If you know anything about me it’s that I’m usually working on a few projects concurrently. It helps me to avoid burning out & getting sick of a project. So yes, the fireplace is still in the works (going to give my fingers a few days to heal before I go back to plastic cutting). Which is good because it gives me a chance to talk about another project that I have going.
In case you’ve missed my more recent posts, I’ve lately had an influx of Fashion Royalty dolls into my collection. Not a bad thing (even if I do think that their articulation does leave a lot to be desired).
I can hear you collectors out there — “What! Why are you going backwards?? Why go back to collecting those dolls? Hot Toys makes female figures now! Buy those!!”
Oh, the Humanity! (does anyhone else remember Heathers? LOL)
Seriously though. I fell in love with a few of the facemolds the Fashion Royalty line came out with. I finally gave in and bought some of them. I also thought that if Amber from SITC could use them in photostories (without getting purple with frustration) then I could take a page out of her book and be able to integrate them into mine too. If collecting Blythe’s has taught me anything–it’s that FR articulation isn’t as bad as it could be! And wires or strings from above are a good thing!
So, you probably want to know who’s who and what’s what?
You know that apartment set up I’m currently working on? That’s for the 2 main girls to live in and otherwise generally “entertain”. Ideally I want to be able to randomly intermix these new girls and my existing cast & I think in this situation it can really work. Of course the girls are glamorous & model-like–they’re “tv stars”. I don’t necessarily see them mixing with the students (unless they run into them in the cafe), but they certainly could deal with some of the “adults” and that leaves me to wonder if they have anything to do with the more arcane aspects of Quinlan. Hmmm. Food for thought!
Anyway the “stars” of the show are Giselle & Kyori (yet to be renamed). Of course Giselle gets to keep her original name. I don’t think there’s another name out there that would fit her as well. Kyori—well she’ll be getting re-named but I’m waiting before pinning a name on her until she gets here. Once I can photograph her I should be able to get a better handle on her personality. I do think she’s the calm one compared to Giselle who I see as temperamental & quick to mouth off in one way or another.
Anyway talking about the dolls & cast membership here’s who I have:
Private Goddess Natalia (role TBD) My original idea was that she’d be a therapist in Paloma’s practice but I just don’t know if she looks the part (out of that dress).
Tricks of the Trade Eugenia (local gallery owner)
Flight Pattern Kyori (name TBD. Actress in costume drama. Co-Stars w/ Giselle)
And this week I got an absolute steal on feebay uk and got Fire Within Jordan for uber cheap (I mean cheap enough that I felt bad for the seller that I was the only one who bid!). And she came from here in the UK so I didn’t get killed on the shipping–I got her in less than 2 days! Talk about instant gratification! YAY!
Fire Within Jordan (name TBD. Head costume designer for the costume drama. Teaches 2 classes a semester at the University re: fashion/costume design & history).
- She’s slated for a complete re-paint since I don’t much care for her default face & pink-pink lipstick & eyeshadow. I’m interested to see how she’ll turn out afterward.
I’m thinking I might try to repaint her this week coming if time & projects permit. I also need to get hopping on my sewing challenge & just get busy drafting some new patterns for the Fashion Royalty bodies. I’m really tired of searching for slacks & skirts to fit them… best way to cure that is to make some quickly!
The next project I’m also working on right now is with a Hot Toys True type guy body. I’m willing to put up with the reduced articulation on the FR girls…but not the FR guys. So I’m looking into doing a mod with the true type body to make it a better match for the girls. I’ll update as soon as I’m closer to finished!
Anyway that’s what’s going on here today!