Friday, 27 November 2015

Obitsu MSD size arrival and brief comparison to double jointed resinsoul

One of my highly desired dolls arrived today - Obitsu MSD size 42 cm tall. She was ordered directly from Japan (Parabox) and even with the custom charges (£27) she was much cheaper than ordering from the dealers. 

I am an owner of five 1/6 scale obitsu dolls and was very curious whether the bigger version will offer the same posability.

I have ordered 2 heads for this doll and both of them were so easy to attach. I did not need to heat or boil the heads in order to fit them.  

The first impression is positive, especially the magnetic plate (same as for smaller obitsu) gives a doll instant stability, however does not allow a one leg stand pose, like in 1/6 scale. The MSD size obitsu is too heavy for this trick.

I thought a brief comparison between resin BJD and Obitsu would be interesting.

ResinSoul Rong (double-jointed) on the left:

ResinSoul can't lift her head up whilst in this position (perhaps she strung too tightly):

Important thing for me that Obitsu can act as a support for other dolls when I need to pose them together! This is a helpful feature I will be definitely using during photo-shoots.

These two are very different dolls, but I am very pleased to have Obitsu of that size now. I need to find a suitable masculine male candidate for my new arrival... Any suggestions welcome.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Handmade medieval outfit for BJD MSD doll Ya (Resinsoul) and Lester (Souldoll)

I have started making these outfits in the beginning of November for a sewing challenge. Then I was sucked up into making the throne for the scene as well. The models are MSD: Lester (Souldoll) and Ya (Resinsoul).
Ya costume is made of white cotton under-dress, jersey fabric overdress and various ribbons. Necklace is handmade from random findings with added plastic rhinestone. The dress has got a small train, but I do not think you can see it.
Lester's outfit consists of: suede effect tunic, handmade buckles (wire was very thick, thus buckles are slightly "wonky"); there is a knife on his left arm fixed with a "leather brace". I've made the knife from air dry clay. Also faux fur was used to add some features to the shoulder and to the right arm brace. Trousers were made from jersey fabric (my old t-shirt). His claw necklace was made from an old earring.
The throne was also handmade and is a separate story :)

Talking about stories - there is a story behind the pictures, but I think I will not disclose it as yet.