So I won a really cool little doll recently in a tumblr giveaway, which is insane cause I never win things ever the only time I ever won anything previous to this was a fucking postcard at one of the NY Dolpas, from garmonsway and I finally got him. His name is Chris and he’s gonna be my little Chris man doll. I’m gonna try the alpaca wig making method cause his head is so tiny I am not gonna find anything for him to wear.
I took some quick size references, so there he is next to my 3.75” Loki action figure, and then Loki my Lati Yellow, who is the closest BJD I have in size but as you can see, he’s still larger than Chris, and then with Creepy Tom
He’s actually a pretty great poser, he’s a lot more stable than Tom, that’s for damn sure
I’d love to see pictures once you’ve made his wig.
I’ve just sent an email to my manufacturer about scheduling the production for Chris’s friend.
Details when I get them.
eh, his head is a bit of a funny shape, but I think I’m done with it.
The holes in his head are for antlers/horns that I’ll make out of Apoxie once he’s been through the kiln.
There were 10 dolls in 9 boxes in that bag.
And now they’re on their way to their new homes, and I’m up-to-date with my posting…
I had people asking me which service I was using, but I really didn’t feel right giving out that info until I was sure that it was reliable.
The company I used for Chris was fantastic (don’t judge them by their website!). I got regular emails (and very few mis-understandings, despite the esl), photos, and the turnaround was fast. They have a highish minimum order number (50 units) compared to some of the other services, but the per-unit cost worked out better.
Engaging a new casting company is a colossal risk, both financially, and in terms of trusting your hundreds-of-hours-of-work prototype to a stranger.
I’ve been watching with horror (and if I’m totally honest - a sense of relief that I’ve dodged a bullet) as other artists have been getting burned by one particular casting service. My husband had wanted me to use this company because it would be easier in terms of communication (UK based, English speaking), but I ended up going through a Facebook friend’s company in China.