Congrats Ayu, an Agent in Europe is always nice
@LadyKnight: As promised, resin compared between DoD and Angell-studio
I heard that DOD resin colour difference with every batch. I compared Vera with 4 different DoD's (sorry not pictures from all) but I can say that is does match very well.
Here is Vera sitting on the legs of an E-an, a few months old. Her knees are blushed.
On the back are the hands of my sister's Lahoo. She said he yellow a bit. I did saw he lost his pinky colour, but it isn't that very bad. Her Lahoo is almost a year old. His hands are blushed too.
Hope this helps ^^
My Vera is great, so far. I love the way she poses -- MUCH better than the AS Monica does. I was worried about disliking her, but I've found myself quite happy so far.
They didn't glue her eyes in, but then again, I didn't order a faceup, so that may have something to do with it. As for the scent, she has a faint vanilla scent...... Personally, I like it better than the resin smell.
At first I thought her stringing was a little looser than I like, but now that I've gotten used to it, it's actually perfect -- She poses well without being too terribly floppy. And the quality of the string itsself is much better than it was in my AS Monica.
Still no pics up, yet, though, I want to finish her faceup first and put her back together.
One thing I'll say, though: Her resin does NOT match Volks'. That's ok with me, really, because I bought a full doll and don't need a perfect match, but it may not be so cool for someone hoping to buy just a head or body.....
winged goddess > could it be that the resin colour doesn't match cos one is french and one is urethane?
and looks like others vera are posing better than mine XD I love her, but her knees buckle backwards a bit too easily, and her waist keeps snapping backwards and bites my hand ;-; hotglue sueding helped just a bit >w<
*nods nods* AS pink (1/4 dolls) and DOD skintone seems to match pretty well though not an exact one... slight blushing will work... though i don't think it's really noticeable... maybe we should let AS people know... XD
Here is a picture
however, due to lightly and this light shade of pink does not photograph well So, when you are taking pictures you will not able to see the difference. Just a note, the color of Kaito is not all the same throughout his body, some parts are lighter some parts are darker. HOWEVER, the difference is subtle, so do not worry, if you are not paying attention it will not be noticed.
As far as the body is concerned, the following is what I have noticed:
1. The Body of AS is shorter and slightly slimmer (has a slightly bigger hip, though LOL)
2. The thickness of the resin is less, thus the entire doll is lighter.
3. Since the thickness of the resin less, locations at the ends of each tubular parts - i.e. the wrist and ankle MAY chip in the future after time....... But if you are careful, it probably will not happen.
4. The dolls stands well. But has a strange pose when sitting. He cannot sit up straight (now that I have him, I can notice this funny pose in the pictures posed on AS Web. If you go to see the picture of Dana sitting with Kana, see how Dana's back is about 45 degree from the floor, that is what I am talking about. This kinda bothers me....)
5. The sculpt of the hands is simple - more Anime style. The lines are simple as compare to those of Takumi, who has much more defined lines (meaning more realistic hands with the structures of the bones more apparent. However, this is a personal preference since I love hands. )
Overall, it is a well made doll for the value.
Last edited by anavel; 09-21-2007 at 06:52 AM. Reason: more info
"I am looking for you. I have been looking for you all night, and I believe, all of my life." - Joe
'i have the simplest of tastes. i am always satisfied with the best'
and anyway, before someone missed this because i only posted the link at the AS Waiting Room... Alexius is finally home!!!
just popping a question into here... i've measured Gus' head and it came up to 18cm instead of 19cm... i guess that's cause Gus' head is a lil smaller compared to Vera and Leira... so the thing is, my Alexius' head comes up to 7 inch, ok about 7.08 inch, just past the mark...
the thing is, i've tried a 7/8 Leeke wig on him and it kinda "eats" him up, as you can see at his Box Opening thread... maybe it's just the style of the wig but yea it just gobble his small head... >_>
i was wondering if a 6/7 wig might work on him instead... anyone knows companies with stretchy 6/7 wigs? or maybe there're 7/8 wigs which are quite small also...
@windspiel - did you tried on any other MSD wigs on Arjuna? saw him over at your LJ and looks like it's the wig AS sent... u_u
Oh, sneaky Yes, I did try another Leeke-wig on him (it was supposed to be his default wig) and it was slightly lose. However, it seems that Leekewigs in general might be slightly lose (they are on my MNF Shiwoo, also). I havenīt had a wig with elastic before, so I was very surprised at how well the one Angell-Studio sent fit. I think it looks best for now, so I left it. Although itīs kind of late, here are two pics of my little ghost:
for how to remove the glue: Tony told me the best way would be to very carefully shave the glue away and then to cautiously push his eyes inward while facing him... I guess Iīll go with that, since Iīm afraid to somehow melt his faceup or something >.>
well some people here have pointed out about Leira's nose also being a little uneven or something... you could either sand the nose a little yourself or ask someone to help... Leira's really sweet and would love to see what character you could bring out of her... but if the nose issue might bother you, you should think carefully... unless you don't mind about the nose... go ahead! but ask around first before deciding... i'm sure there others here who could give better explanation than me about the nose...
I was awoken by the doorbell this morning; Leira (mine) and Vera (my friend's) had finally arrived. She's my first BJD. @w@ Posing them is a little frustrating because their limbs keep snapping into bent positions, but I hope sueding will fix that.
I don't find Leira's nose uneven, though it is rather pointy. I might sand it down a bit. Anyway, on to pictures! Leira on the left, Vera on the right, both in their default eyes and wigs AS sent. And draped in cloth because I don't have clothes yet. ^^;
Looking back at this comparison with the AS girl body, it seems they've added a piece to the torso that gets rid of that gap when she slouches. Here's mine, for example-
No idea how recent that change is, maybe it was just the urethane bodies that missed out on it?
I'm so sorry to make a new thread for this question... but I didn't saw the answer anywhere. ^^;;
I would like to know if the resin of Angell-Studio matches Bluefairy's, if it's possible to put an AS head on a BF body (and the other way too)...
If someone knows, or even have pictures of how it matches (if it does), it would really help me !
Thanks in advance~
Angell Studio is available in both French and normal resin.
I think this is a comparison between Lati normal, Volks (Pureskin?), and Angell Studio normal non-French resin.
The person who did the comparison says the best lighting is in the first photo before the daylight got dimmer. "The Angell-Studio urethane normal is more yellow than Volks."
If you have a new normal skin Blue Fairy head, that resin is supposed to be quite peachy/pinky so I don't think it would match Angell Studio. You might try to find a comparison between Lati Blue and Bluefairy. Lati blue is a bit peachy/pinky but may be too light. Or you could get the perfect mature match for a girl - Bluefairy Blossom Body.
If you have old skin Bluefairy, there are at least two Bluefairy hybrids here - one with Volks and one with Kid Delf.
Go here are do Search This Thread for: Bluefairy
(I also tried "blue fairy", "tiny fairy", bftf but no matches for those)
Since the Volks seems to match what is probably oldskin Bluefairy, you might be able to use an SDCute body with oldskin Bluefairy? Or maybe the Angell Studio would work? One other yellowish resin is Dollzone normal "yellow" but I am not sure how you get normal yellow vs normal pink (most shops just say normal or white).
And this may be helpful if you don't know which resin you have - comparison between Bluefairy old and new resin:
Interestingly, the older head also looks larger than the newer one, so that might affect what bodies will be proportional with either head.
Note - I have no idea about neck fit, other than the two hybrids at one of the links above.
Last edited by Carolyn.S; 11-02-2007 at 10:52 AM.
The Bluefairy Blossom body is a mature body.
Unfortunately - these are just partial measurements of the body, but maybe the owner could get more for you:
Last edited by Carolyn.S; 11-02-2007 at 11:23 AM.
lati and blue fairy doesn't match well. i can't remember what was different about them and I lost my pictures because my computer crashed a month ago. . . but it would take some work to get them to look right.
I don't thnk the blossom body is any thinner, she's just curvier. BF bodies are pretty thin on the normal mini scale anyway.
Claudia:Lati Yern//Rebekah:Lati Yern//Dexter:Lati Rucas//Devon:MNF Shushu//Sailor:MNF Soo//Zoey:Yo-SD Kira//Jonah:Yo-SD Puff//Misha:Yo-SD Linn//Santiago:Yo-SD Yuh
The Blossom Body waist at 15cm is about 2cm larger than Narae's or Unoa's, and 2.5cm larger than the slimmest mature mini waists.
The Blossom body seeems a bit closer to Angel of Dream female waist size: 19cm - 14.5cm - 18.5cm
Angell Studio is: 18cm - 12.5cm - 19cm