I squeezed in one last faceup before the start of the rainy season here! I was looking to clear out some floating heads that hadn’t seen much sunlight lately, and found this DDH-01 modded head that I did way back in 2012. I felt like the faceup didn’t live up to my current standards, and since I’d been wanting to try out some more elaborate mouth mods I decided that she would be my subject.
My original plan was to do a pretty basic open mouth mod, which you see mostly completed here. But then I decided to clean up some rough spots around the nose (which had been sanded previously) and in the process unearthed a large air bubble. This unfortunate discovery forced me to remove most of the lower nose, leaving a large empty spot above the mouth and giving the head a rather odd look.
Trying to make some lemonade from these lemons, I increased the height of the mouth opening and gave her a cat-like expression to better match the button nose. The eyes had already been widened with the previous mod so it seemed like a good match. After a LOT more sanding and swearing I finally got the head looking satisfactory, and then spent a week trying to make a suitable mouth part for her.
I might later add some tips for sculpting mouth parts with Sculpey, but I think tip #1 is that Sculpey is probably not a good choice for this. But I had already bought some and somehow managed to make it work! In the end I liked the result of mouth attempt #2 so this is where she landed.
Combined with cat ears and tail (made by Islander/Suijun) it’s a pretty cute look! The outfit is from Volks, and wig is second hand (probably from Luts). She’s wearing two different colored Twinkle eyes because kitties with heterochromia are the cutest, no arguments allowed.
I think these socks are from Tataya on Taobao, and the boots (probably my favorite pair of shoes!) are from Volks.
I decided to test out a savage princess look for her, too. She’s wearing the DollSolo princess dress (featured previously in my Taobao loot review)
The wig is from Leeke, and eyes are an experimental style I’ve been testing out.
That’s all for nyow! Thanks for reading :3