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This post was going to be a series of photos just showing off my nifty new set piece, a Mattel Coca-Cola Soda Fountain, which I acquired this week for below original retail. It's surprisingly huge and true to scale, unlike most playline Barbie stuff, which is undersize. I appreciate its solid, high-quality details, like vinyl cushions on the bar stools and the wooden crate of Coke bottles. I particularly like the tabletop jukebox and the straw dispenser!

I was just going to provide some closeups of the accessories and long shots of the set with dolls showing scale. However, my narrative imagination cannot resist adding plot to photo ops. And so here's a photostory that doesn't really highlight the soda fountain set. Oh well. :p
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Yesterday CCDC welcomed its largest complement of attendees ever! A whole dozen of us attended, including newcomers Pink and their husband [from Maine] and Pink's friend from Quebec [who doesn't have any dolls...yet]. We spent the entire extended duration [noon to 4:00 PM] talking dolls, posing and photoing them, in between side conversations about mutual interests such as Monster High, Internet-based cartoons and fursuits. As far as I can tell, everyone enjoyed themselves. :D
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Polly tests out one of my Barbie wheelchairs, for which her tail is too long. I still haven't decided how I want to customize her chair. Polly has stated, however, that she would rather have this green checked shirt than the I BELIEVE IN CHAMP shirt. Well, one less thing I have to make. :pRead more... )
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Well, I mean that I have finished her wig and faceup. I still need to make her "I BELIEVE [in Champ]" shirt and her customized wheelchair. Maybe I should take some inspiration from one of my digital models and give her a steampunk power chair!!
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I really need to finish it and do something about her hair. 
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Decided last night to take the colors from Flower's skirt and use them as a palette for his new faceup. Pink! Magenta! Possibly some reddish purple! With accents in lime green [color of his eyes]! I find the pink/purple/lime combination a wonderful one. I may add some swirly viny lines too...

Also decided last night that Polly's faceup will feature predominantly turquoise, with accents in white and navy blue. There will also be a lot of dots, for example, forming her eyebrows and maybe coming up and out like bubbles from the outer edges of her eyes. 

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This weekend I added a death's head to Isabel's bag, which becomes a plot point later in the prologue. I just printed out this design [a vector of a design element, used with permission from Gravestone Artwear] on a color printer, glued it to another sheet of paper to give it more rigidity, then used Mod Podge to attach it to the flap of the bag. Not bad for an eminently lazy execution.

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Polly, my 1:6 scale mermaid BJD, arrived some time ago, but frankly I was too distracted by shiny digital models to do a proper box opening. I have, however, been working on her slowly [in between gazing with adoration at digital models]. Pictures below.Read more... )



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Ginevra has been sold. With the proceeds, I put a down payment on Muggins and paid another installment on Polly. I now have two installments of five, or $186.24, left to go. Furthermore, I'm pretty sure that I'm getting a Kelly doll [for a Zville toddler] and Lumberjack's head in the mail today! Very exciting! 
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I have decided that Polly, my Elfdoll Kathlen sleeping head on Asleep Eidolon mermaid body, will use the Mattel Becky manual wheelchair that I have spray painted black. She, a freshwater mermaid, will also wear a T-shirt that says CHAMP LIVES! [Champ is the lake monster that supposedly lives in Lake Champlain.] Her chair will have a bumper sticker on it that says SAVE THE LAKE.
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This one, with the drowsy head and semi-translucent aqua fins. I put her on 6-part layaway, just for manageability, but I hope to pay her off earlier than that.

I've decided that she is going to use Absinthe's old head, my sleeping Elfdoll Kathlen faceplate, with a new faceup, of course. I may move the finny ears off the Cordelia head and onto the Kathlen head, but maybe not.

No name yet, but we're working on it. 

EDIT: Her name is Polly.
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Asleep Eidolon is now taking preorders for a 1:6 scale mature mermaid BJD! Comes with male or female torso with double-jointed elbows, faceup, eyes, fin ears, shell top, 2 tail fin options, 2 wing options [wings?!] and a whole lotta cuteness.

brb buyin a mermaid

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