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I have finally finished body mods and basic faceup on yet another FAT DOLL!!!!!!!!! This is Sylvia Blomqvist, last seen as a Fun-4-All talking Kelly Osbourne head on a customized male action figure body.
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I just figured out how to shorten Sylvia's upper arms, while retaining the swivel motion. Basically I will be fusing the upper arm swivel joint and transferring the swivel to the elbow joint.

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I took out about 1cm of height from her thighs right below the swivels and about 1.5cm of height from her ankles right above the swivels. I hot glued her together at the thighs, thus sacrificing the swivels there, but I preserved the ankle swivels. She's now about 10 inches tall, excluding some molded hair spikes.
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I am now wondering how to shorten her upper arms while preserving the swivels.

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Here's the base for Sylvia, also known as Andrew 2.0.Read more... )

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I don't want to rehab the Pocahontas doll from scratch for such a minor character. I got the idea this morning, though, to recycle LHFer Andrew into Sylvia. 

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Sylvia Blomqvist, Zombieville denizen, PWS and one of the people in charge of the Lakeside Community Co-op. New Agey syncretist par excellence and embodiment of the worst of cultural appropriation. 
  • Pissed off Prunella, who was out from the shop, lobbying in Montpelier for state recognition of the Abenaki tribe, by saying, "Indians are so spiritual!"
  • Pissed off Peter, who was interested in dating her, until she started treating him like a "gay best friend accessory. And I'm not even gay!"
  • Has a tattoo that she says is "Chinese for 'life force,'" but Barrett says it's gibberish.
I think I'm going to embody her in the Pocahontas doll that I got from Andrea, shown at left in the photo below. That doll needs some serious rehab.
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Souldoll Soul Little Metel arrived this morning, along with some 1:6 scale accessories and set pieces. Thanks, Christina/allurose!

I named my latest arrival for ease of filing, even though she has no background or role yet. Her name is Sylvia Blomqvist. Interestingly enough, Sylvia comes from Latin silva, meaning forest, while Blomqvist is Swedish for bloom + twig, so she has a very arboreal name.

Here she is next to Isabel [an Elfdoll Doona Ryung head], who is temporarily on a Soom Mini Gem old style body. Sylvia's proportions are much more robust than the Mini Gem's overall. While the Mini Gem has a rather flat body back to front, Sylvia's has more depth. I feel like Sylvia was sculpted with reference to an actual human being, while the Mini Gem was sculpted with reference to a Barbie [just look at the minuscule hands and feet!].

Sylvia also has beady little eyes compared to Isabel. Isabel has 8mm eyes. I think Sylvia has 6mms, maybe even 5mms?! Her facial proportions are closer to that of Lumedoll Lumelights, who all have 6mm eyes. I much prefer 8mm over 6mm eyes in 1:6 scale BJDs. 6mms just get lost in shadows.

The Mini Gem body is also taller than Sylvia, mostly in the legs, abdomen and neck.
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A few days before Xmas, I got a message from a fellow DOA member asking me if I was still looking for a Souldoll Soul Little Metel. I had put up a WTB thread on DOA a few months ago and then forgot about it in the ensuing excitement of Zombieville. allurose was offering her for $200.00 shipped, plus my choice of any 1:6 scale clothes and furniture from her sales list, so I jumped on her proposal.

We eventually worked out this deal where I'm getting the doll, a shojo screen, a red table lamp, a pink hutch [needs to be spray painted white] and some Rement [mugs and serving utensils] for $190.91 shipped and insured, particularly since Metel was $242.00 when she was available on the primary market. I'm equally excited about the furniture -- which includes a long-desired shojo screen and a lamp! -- as the doll!

Anyway, here's a shot of her with her default faceup from the seller's Flickr. Her faceup currently looks like this. [That's a Volks plastic body, though, not her original resin body, which I'm getting.] I think it makes her look wan and melancholy, which is not the look I want for her. I'll either wipe it entirely and start again or heavily enhance it.

She's on layaway, to be paid off shortly. No name, character or concept yet, but that's okay.





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