Friday, March 19, 2010

How Has Vinnie Aged?

I wiped off Vincente's faceup today (I'm planning to give him a fresh new faceup, actually based off an 'old' faceup, if that makes any sense!). After he was all cleaned up I decided to take a photo of his head in comparison to the inside of his headcap (which has retained how his resin looked when I got him in Jan. of 2004). I was curious about the difference and to see how his resin has aged in the 6 years since I got him.

Of course, the inside of the headcap is a a bit brighter, but overall, he's fared better than I thought he would, considering he's been outside *many* times and was even stored near an aquarium with bright fluorescent lighting for the first 2 years I had him. Most of the yellowing is on the front of his face of course, where he's been the most exposed.

An interesting thing I noticed after wiping off all the paint, was that his lips and around his eyes (areas that had the most paint applied) resembles the same resin color as inside the headcap. It's a bit brighter than the rest of his face.

In the past I have surface-sanded his face very conservatively to treat yellowing. Today I also let him soak in 70% rubbing alcohol as well as using a magic eraser with the alcohol. It cleaned him up nicely!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dollshe Eyes

I received a couple pairs of Dollshe eyes from the Eye Event on Dollstown recently.
Since I had ordered a couple new Dollshe dolls (DSAM32 and 35) I got 2
pairs of *free* eyes. How wonderful and deep in beauty and detail they are.
Here is Vincente showing off his Coppers in 14mm.

Saturday, March 06, 2010


Here is an antique I got at the beach recently. It used to hang in a motel for the gentlemen to shave in front of.
A mirror with a drawer for shaving supplies.

It's just the perfect little bench for Mr. Nibbles. ^^

Monday, March 01, 2010

At the Beach...Feyd

Last weekend a group of us 'dollie folk' took a trip to the beach. Here's Feyd
with a few shots....unfortunately, shortly after that last photo of him, he fell forward on the sand and broke off 2 of his wonderful V1 fingers....I am planning with a bit of wire and apoxie, to mend poor Feyd. :(