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- Face-up artist(s):
- miffimifster (me!)
- Date of acquisition:
- Head - Sept 8, 2016, arrived Sept 27, 2016. Body - Feb 2017
- Head - bought as full Oneoff Model doll on Yahoo!Japan. Body - also found Y!J at later date.
- Reason for choice:
- I have long loved the Volks Cristal sculpt. I especially adore the profile - nose and lips.
A couple of years back one of the DoA members, who's also an amazing faceup artist, posted a Volks Cristal up on Flickr, and later on the marketplace. The head had one of her unique faceups, presented as a boy at the time. This began an inspiration in me to "re-shell" my second-oldest doll character Peregrin.
Peregrin was a Luts Delf Nanuri 2007 boy, whom I absolutely adored for many years. However, he began to look too "cartoony" in his Nanuri shell, so I finally let him go.
Recently, I kept "stalking" the auction for the Cristal oneoff, and finally, when I had some dollie funds, I bid! :D
- Best Points:
- Gorgeous head!
Lovely, well-designed SDGr boy body.
- Worst Points:
- The head is smaller than I expected for a Volks head, but not too tiny. Also, faceups are a challenge at the moment, as I didn't realize how confusing the deep-set eyes were going to be fore me... I've already done the faceup twice, and may need to try a third (third time's a charm?).
The body probably could do with some re-stringing, as it likes to turn the feet around into weird angles, and pop out of it's pelvic joint.
- Head Sculpt:
- Oneoff Model Cristal
- Infiniti Doll SID Boy
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