I have been contemplating posting this thread for a long time. While Pandatoots has not been unreachable or rude, I do not feel it is fair to keep this private as she has had my property for five months now and at the moment I do not know when I will be able to get my property back. This is not a paging thread, but it is rather just meant to share my situation as honestly and factually as possible. At the end of 2010 we arranged a trade; my FL LTF Ruru head for two faceups on my Realpuki Tyni and PukiPuki Cupid faceplates. As follows is our entire PM conversation, beginning in September when she initially contacted me. I don't think I'm missing any, I might be mistaken - there were a lot of PMs to go through. I have edited out physical and email addresses. Panda's PMs are in red. Mine are in black. Sept 27, 4:46AM Hello there! On your sales thread for the Ruru head, you said you would like to trade for faceup services. I was wondering if I could do some faceups for you in return for your lovely Ruru head? Here is my faceup thread: http://www.denofangels.com/forums/s...thetic-Service-(*ΘェΘ*-)-Name-Your-Price-Uk-EU Tell me what you think. -Panda C= Sept 27, 9:46AM Hi Panda, Thanks for your PM! I looked through your thread and I'm actually quite interested... I have two faceplates I'd like repainted, though I have one little issue. The second faceplate is from a doll I've only just ordered, with a wait time of 30 days. The first faceplate is a Realpuki Tyni, and the second is a PukiPuki Cupid. I saw no examples in your portfolio of this size of doll but your technique seems sound and I would be happy to trade the Ruru head for a faceup for both faceplates as well as shipping both ways. If you are comfortable in waiting for me to have the second faceplate in hand to ship to you, please let me know - I would be fine with taking the head off the market. Please advise me as to what you want to do. Thank you, Nicole Sept 28, 4:08AM Hey there! That's great. I have worked on Puki sized faceplates before, but forgot to take pictures. I gave one to a friend that I can request to take pictures of (may not be anytime too soon) if you wish? And I am patient enough to wait however long it takes for you to receive your head before doing this trade if that is your wish. Just send me a pm when you are ready and I will be happy to do this for you. Also, hopefully by then, I would have improved even more on my skills ;D -Panda C= Sept 28, 9:14AM Wonderful, thank you! I would very much appreciate photos - again, no rush. I still need to figure out what kind of faceups I want, too... ^^; I will gladly place the sale thread in the graveyard, and hold on to Ruru until it's time to send you a package. I suppose then I'll hear from you again when you have pictures, and then once more when my doll arrives. Thank you again, this will work out very nicely, I suspect! Nicole Sept 28, 12:11PM Aw, thanks for doing this, it is very appreciated! And I could ask my friend to take pictures of the face on my behalf, but (no offence to her) but her camera quality isn't the best so it won't pick up how it looks to its fuller potential. I seriously appreciate you holding the head for me. Just to check, does it come with the headback to fit the minifee body? It's fine if not. And yeah, when you have the heads and decide on what you are looking for, send me a pm with a detailed description (could follow my list on my thread) or images. Many many thanks! -Panda =D Sept 28, 1:01PM Of course! Ah, I understand... that's fine, my only major wants are to be able to see how fine the eyelashes are. From what I can see of your work though I don't think it'll be an issue :P My intent with the head was to put it on a Minifee body. I tried it on the MNF body I had ordered (I only took two pics: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/...5da5f8b0_z.jpg and http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/...92323888_z.jpg ) and found the neckhole would need to be modified or the neck on the torso piece. It is possible, ultimately, but would need mod work and the proportions are more 'realistic'/less traditional BJD bobblehead. I think though if you're looking for a plain old fit, no mods needed, just a Chic-line body would be best. Sounds good! I'll try and figure out what I want for them both... curious, though, but if I were to give you the freedom to do whatever you would like for a faceup (following some vague guidelines of course), would you be fine with that? Thanks, Nicole Sept 28, 1:42PM Re: Ruru I can manage eyelashes fine (don't mean to sound big headed) xD And thanks for letting me know about how the head fits on a minifee body, but I would still like it. I'll see if I want to mod it or not. And I totally don't mind doing my own thing for the faceups given some guidelines. If anything, I perform better with more freedom. -Panda C= Sept 28, 2:08PM Not at all big-headed XDD Of course! I know that if I had not been swooned unexpectedly by another doll I would have kept her and had her modded... she is gorgeous, maybe one day in the future I'll give the Ruru/MNF Body combo another try. Sounds good - and of course, I understand totally that more freedom = better results. It's foolish to hire a faceup artist just on skill... style is just as important. Nov 25, 12:56PM Hi there Panda! I know it's been a long while since we last communicated... The doll I was waiting for has finally shipped (nearly a month late) so I should be in contact again soon regarding shipping the faceplates off to you along with the Ruru head. Please let me know if there's anything on your end I need to be aware of (if you would rather wait til after xmas season, personal delays, etc) to ensure this goes smoothly. Thanks, Nicole Nov 25, 1:02PM Hey there. It should be fine to do this whenever as I am not really busy until maybe January. Let me know when you get them so that I can give you my address. Thanks. -Panda C= I ship her the package, containing the Ruru head, a PukiPuki Cupid faceplate, and a SP Realpuki Tyni faceplate. Dec 1, 10:08PM Hi there, I got the doll in this morning! The faceplates are ready to go. Please let me know your address, and I'll get all the resin on its way to you. Is there a specific faceup form you'd like me to use? I plan on referencing your other examples of course. I'm still figuring out what exactly I want, so I'll probably send all the details once the head and faceplates arrive. Thanks, Nicole Dec 20, 7:12AM Hey there nanlady, The package arrived today. However, I need to ask: was your realpuki's ear originally broken? If not, then I'm sorry to say that his left ear came to me with the tip of it broken. I tried to look for the missing bit in the box, but couldn't find it =C I'm so sorry this has happened if he wasn't already like that. -Panda.