Custom Volks DDH-20

Winter faceups are living dangerously.   I learned my lesson a few years ago, when I did a series of faceups in December and January that later developed cracking in the sealant. Not sure if it was the new formulation of MSC Matte, the low temperatures, the humidity, or some combination, but I’ve avoided using…

New Arrival: Volks DDH-20 MDD

Technically a 2020 arrival since she’s been at home for a bit and I just got around to doing a photoshoot, but- she’s here! DDH-20 girl! I got suuuuper lucky snagging my DDH-21 girl from the D’Coord online lotto a while ago, but I still had my eye on her pouty sibling, the DDH-20 sculpt.…

Photoblog: Mochi Arle

♥ Perfectly Plump Precocious Pear ♥ In this edition of Jadepixel Photoblog, Arle will be testing out the new mochi-ashi body. It’s on loan from my DDH-21 D’coord who arrived earlier this year.   This body is well suited to Arle’s round face and plump cheeks, and the pudgy hands feel very natural for her.…

D’Coord DCH-21 Mochi Ashi arrival

A lucky arrival from Hometown Dolpa Kyoto 17! Because Kyoto 17 Dolpa in-person events were cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns, various events and sales were shifted to an online format. With a GL/GS/VIP Volks membership it was possible to apply for dolls that are normally limited to Dolpa events. These are almost always in Japan,…

Custom DD DWC01

This may be my last custom faceup project for a while, now that the weather here near Seattle is getting rainy and cool. My second custom DWC01 head is also in FS color and has a cute wide-eyed and slightly surprised expression. She looks really adorable with this Code Noir outfit and a cute blue…

Custom modded tan DDH-12

Continuing to work through my faceup backlog, I decided to repaint my tan DDH-12 girl next! I’d always planned to repaint her but the unknowns of tan DD vinyl made me nervous so I procrastinated on it… a lot. Anyway, she’s repainted now, and as part of the process I also got up the gumption…

Custom Volks MDD Liliru

It’s been a while since I modified a factory faceup instead of starting over from scratch, but I wanted to try it with Liliru since her default faceup is pretty nice already. I liked her eyelashes so mostly I made changes to the eyebrows and mouth, with a few additive enhancements of highlights on the…