Protot-EYE-pe stage 3

Continuing my experiments with resin eyes… I thought I could shortcut the mold making step when I found some ready-made 22mm resin molds online. However, these proved to be imperfect- they aren’t perfectly round, they have a little dimple at the peak which will be noticeable to sharp-eyed doll fans. Also, I ended up with…

Protot-EYE-pe stage 2

Continuing experiments from earlier, I’m making some progress toward custom resin eyes for DD… This eye is a good entry-level project since no expensive supplies are really necessary. You can use air-dry plastic like Apoxie Sculpt, apply a printed eye design with Modge Podge, and then seal/gloss using Tamiya X-22 enamel paint or similar. In…

SQ Lab KSG-L Chibi Tsubaki

Finished the faceup for my recently arrived SQ Lab girl! These eyes are temp, I need to find some 12mm I like for her, or maybe some animetic 14mm if they can be had. The cute outfit comes from Blue Fairy, picked up at the recent BJD expo of course. Wig and shoes are from…

PNW BJD Expo 2013

This past weekend was the 2nd ever PNW BJD Expo, held in Bremerton WA. Their vendors and sponsors included some prominent Korean BJD studios, and thus I was enticed from the Doll Lab enclave by promise of pretty shinies. I made my way by land and by sea, and did my best to empty my…

DD Lucy custom

It’s a little scary to get a brand new DD and wipe the faceup, but after seeing a few Lucy customs I knew I had to do it :D She was a lot of fun to paint, and I love this new skin tone. You couldn’t even tell with the Volks faceup that she had…