Sunday, December 10, 2017

Rachel Záhada

Rachel Záhada
Sculpt: Ancient Tales Rachel

Meet Rachel Záhada- or Razá, as her friends call her. Záhada is Czech for enigma or mystery. She is a sphinx-like lady of many secrets, and she can be angelic as well as daemonic. She is an augur, a seer who has visions of things to come. She keeps that to herself, though. She occasionally does séances, but what she tells people is only bits and pieces, and mostly she just tells them what they want to hear.

She likes to travel and visit places with history, and she has been a travel guide for archeological sites and historic monuments. She loves the mysterious ones the best, of course.

Razá has also been a variety dancer, a singer and tightrope artist. Dominatrix and librarian, she has done it all. She is a quiet, subtle observer and amused by human folly. She is very smart, knows her own mind and she looks regal even in rags.

From OurGeneration horse to buckskin Lusitano - customizing a horse part two

A couple of days back I posted the first part of the transformation. Meanwhile the horse got a mane and tail, and I made a halter. It even has eyelashes, although the pictures I was able to take are not the best, it is just too dark. But before it started to snow I was able to take a few pictures in daylight, and they show at least how the colour looks. I would love to take pictures in sunlight to show the golden sheen, but that will have ot wait. I am still happy with the way he turned out, even though I decided not to mod him and give the sculpt more detail, what was there is more visible now. The mane and tail is made from black and silvergrey bjd hair wefts, which I tried to make a bit wavy with braiding and hot water.

Meet Raziel, a buckskin Lusitano. He is a very obnoxious gelding. He was probably gelded too late, he still shows a lot of stallion manners. And he has his own opinions on what he should and shouldn't do. But he is eager to work, sure-footed and despite his cheeky character he can be trusted to behave when he's around kids.

Painted horse before I added mane and tail.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fashion doll shoes from facets for FID

As promised some pictures of fashion doll shoes from Marcia They are Evangeline Ghastly/American model doll size, and unfortunately they are not a good fit. Facets shoes are very thin and fragile, and they are very narrow. They're inexpensive, though.

The first two are sold as Open toe sandals and Curve sandals for American Model. While both of them are too long, the open toe sandals are a better fit. If you don't mind that the toes don't show they are okayish. She can stand in all of the shoes, but the curve sandals easily fall off, they're too wide as well.

These two are called Sitting pretty and Lace up shoe. While both stay on the lace up shoes give the foot a weird angle - you can see that the heel doesn't really connect. And those tiny laces are awfully fiddly, the material is downright flimsy and probably tears easily.

These are Gibson calf boots in AM size and as a comparison DeeAnnaDenton shoes from Releaserain. Which go on if you warm them up, but they're very tight. Once they're on they look better than all the others, though. The Gibson boots are nice, but the front has an upturn I am not particularly fond of.

I guess it really depends on who makes the shoes if a size fits or not. I hope Iplehouse will adjust the foot size to give customers more shoe options. What's the point in making fashion dolls with next to no shoe options to go with the fashions?