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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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