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Being a fickle doll owner means that the head in my picture has gone to a new home in Singapore. I am hoping that she will have a safe journey.

The character I have been trying to 'shell' (to use a technical term) is Yuste. Yuste is one of the shaman twins (the other one being Yuda) and I need hardly tell you that it is not easy to get a doll who looks like a middle-aged woman.

There have been 'plus-size' dolls, though they are few and far between. Older dolls are a great deal harder to find. Yuda has got an Alan Rickman-as-Snape 'Minimee' head, which to me doesn't look a lot like Snape. It works quite well for Yuda, but finding an equivalent head for Yuste has been almost impossible.

Anyway, my latest attempt to 'shell' Yuste has involved getting a doll from the online shop Mandarake in Japan. The doll in question is a Volks SD13 Madoka. And though I loved Yuste's last incarnation (A Volks Ryo Narasaki) she didn't have quite the right look.

Writing has been rather intermittent due to head problems (mine not the dolls'). I did make a start on something new, but have been interrupted.

(will be updating this later on - we have the phone engineer here! Hooray!)

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davidwake
Feb. 28th, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
I now know the book you got those names from.
glass_mountain
Mar. 2nd, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
eek
Aha! I hardly dare ask if you have looked at it yet.

(I need to finish or edit my original post as it is incomplete!)
davidwake
Mar. 2nd, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: eek
I'm about 50% of the way through, managing a chapter before lights out most days.
glass_mountain
Mar. 2nd, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: eek
I'm terribly tempted to say 'What do you think of it so far?' LOL
me_ya_ri
Mar. 1st, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, finding a middle aged female doll is just about impossible, sadly. Even getting a plump body is tough. Lots of good luck to you on that effort!

And good luck on the writing front, too! Interruptions are always annoying but hopefully they'll clear up enough that you can make progress again. :)
glass_mountain
Mar. 2nd, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh I know, it's ridiculous! I would love a plump doll (in some ways). But Madoka has the right slightly cross expression.

The writing is on the move again! But it is so daft - I now seem to be writing two books at once.
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glass_mountain
Mar. 2nd, 2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
You know, I hadn't considered the Soom girls, but you are right - they have the longer faces and could be face-upped. I'm more hesitant with Iplehouse because I keep buying their dolls and then not liking them 'in the resin'. But that may partly be a problem with Iple's own face-ups.
I agree on Dollstown. I am liking their sculpts more and more as I see them with different face-ups.
I love Raurencio and Unidoll! I do have a Raurencio boy on an RSDOLL body. I did try several Souldoll heads as well.
With celebrity Minimee heads - well, as you know, Alan Rickman scored a big plus for me ;-). Part of the problem is not knowing what's out there, but I think genderswap is a brilliant idea.
I did have an Elfdoll K as an early version of Yuda (her twin) and of course some of the male dolls are quite feminine (or androgynous) and could indeed be modded.
I love Zaoll as well but would probably go for Luv rather than Muse as the teeth unnerve me rather.
Part of the problem can be finding a face-up artist. I have commissioned several artists over the years and often the result isn't what I had wanted (though often very good indeed!)
Sorry - rather a long reply. It's a good problem to have!
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