So now that these two are faceupped and wigged and clothed (sort of), here’s a shot of my dollyhouse sized couple, Illuminated Doll Iphigenia and Garmonsway Chris. They both still need me to decide what their names are. These are two little 1/12 scale people who will inhabit the dollhouse my Grandpa and I started to make a few years ago, and which I will finish.
The Chris has been slightly modded across his shoulders. I did the faceups, blush and wigs myself, so they’re not fantastic but I like them. His wig is made of silk fiber, and hers is that tibetan wool stuff I had some of, from another project. I found out it’s much more manageable and less floofy if I use a little hair moisturizer spray, well brushed-in and dried off.
I might give the Chris some chin scruff. He looks like a guy who might have chin scruff. Also, he needs real clothes. Her dress is passably elegant but he’s in unhemmed knit leggings; the man needs me to make him a decent outfit.
I started to make her outer armor. Here she is with the plated skirts, and a waist cincher thingy made of something's scaly hide. I forgot to take pics of the process making the skirt but for the shoulder part of her outer armor I have documented the work, and I can promise I did the same thing earlier to make the skirty parts. She's also sporting a new shirt and new long riding pants made from bias cut green linen.
I cut the shape for this top part out of a burnt orange/red fabric I have that is a kind of fuzzy velveteen. I've seen various historical armor coats-of-plates made with an outer layer of similar stuff, so doing this on a fantasy armor isn't too far a stretch. I edged it in the same green trim the skirts have, although the weathering on the skirt parts makes it hard to see the color of the trim there! Making this outer armor in two pieces without much around the middle means that the waist belt part will not have to sit on top of layers of bulk, and we keep her general outline pretty slim.
Every last one of those little metal discs gets stitched on by hand. I did the same thing on the skirts.
Test fitting! Hey, not bad.
Next I mix up some of my weathering and distressing formula and go to town on the armor, making sure it looks like used armor, and not like shiny new armor. That string there gets used to lace this top part up in the back. You can also see the lil' belt I made and weathered up.
All together now! Hey not bad at all. I am debating adding small shoulder pauldrons, but for light riding armor, this is looking believable. I am going to give her some bracers to protect her forearms, once I figure out how they will fasten on without bulky fastenings...
I made some tack for the horse, too. That might get stirrups but is almost complete.
Heeheehee. She's finally coming together.
Sneak preview: Next time, what does an adventurer take with her when she rides? She's gonna need some luggage. Coming soon, saddlebags, bedroll, rucksack, and personal effects!
I’m pretty proud of myself for dragging my fancy camera out and making myself remember how to use it.
We got a snap of warm weather here in the mountains today so I was finally able to get a faceup on this little darling. Now all she needs is white eyelashes.
Some hobbyists claim that people have looked down on them for owning ResinSoul dolls. (i’ve never seen it meself.) Ju has actually been on my list of Grail-ness for years, in spite of her low price. I just had to figure out what I wanted her to be.
Fayeth here is a ResinSoul Ju in white on a hooved Soom Adamelli/Shale body. She’s been made to match it by some creative blushing, as the resins do not normally match at all. I made her wig of Tibetan sheepskin, but her eyes are from evilBay.
Put a faceup on my Illuminated Doll Iphigenia, who needs a name. She ended up with dark green eyes and she will probably get dark hair but we shall see. This lousy pic doesn’t show the colors well. She's sooo tiny! She's cast in a tan that's a very rosy purple brown, and does not have eyewells for changeable eyes. She is meant to be 1/12 dollhouse size, and I've got a beau for her in the same scale. Pics soon. The two of them will be a pair of magicians living in the dollhouse my Grandpa and I built.
I think I am going to paint in shadows on her ears so that they look like they have the detail that isn’t sculpted in. I feel I could now paint an eyeball on half a grain of rice, as her eyes are about that size. Uff.