Sunday, April 19, 2015

Surprise arrival

This was a wonderful trade I recently worked out! One of my biggest Soom regrets - Soom tan Dia boy~~

This was my first time to see the new Soom boy body - as well as the extra type leg joints! I'm quite satisfied with this body, it's very sturdy and holds poses very well, the extra leg joint is way more stable than I anticipated!
I don't mind the chest joint on the new Soom bodies either;;;;; maybe it's because I don't often do a lot of complicated poses ~ it's a gorgeous body!
Now, to get face-upping on my days off! :o

8 comments:

  1. Oooh congrats, he's a handsome one! <3

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    1. Thaanks! I hope I can do him some justice later on with wigs/clothes etc. XD;

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  2. Wow congrats!! Can't wait to see him with faceup~ I love this new boy body, it's nicely muscular o3o I don't get along with boy dolls that well myself, but I've still been secretly hoping that Soom would release a boy that I just must get <3

    I personally love chest joints, they often make the bodies more aesthetically pleasing (though the old bodies look pretty as well). I don't really need that complicated posability for my dolls, though I think many bodies with chest joints (including these Soom's new bodies) can still pose well enough! :3 I haven't seen the extra joint body in person, so I'm curious about how they work?

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    1. I really hope I can do him justice in the face-up department xD I think male face-ups are my weakness!
      I had a hard time in the past with boy dolls - but I realized I just love slightly strange or ugly boys! For example, Dia/Sard has these wonderful sausage lips which are just so different from most other boy dolls who simply look pretty. I just love boys with a bit more character!

      I also agree, it looks a bit better to have the joint here, I am especially fond of one piece torsos for girls! I realize it limits the posability but it's just so gorgeous and really really stable too. The extra joints basically allow him to fold his knees to his chest, once you bend the legs you can bend them further up and they stay that way. Pretty nice in some situations! (Pic #2) However I'm wondering how they will get along with pants o_o;

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    2. But but you can make great faceups! ♥ I'm sure this boy's will turn out awesome as well :) Though I can relate, since I feel like male faceups are difficult for me too... I think Dia is a sculpt that indeed has a lot of character and potential for many different looks! My girlfriend has a cute Dia girl, but the same sculpt also makes an awesome boy XD I think the tan skin also adds some handsomeness points hahah~

      Oh yes one piece torsos look really beautiful as well! ♥ At one point I actually considered getting Ariadoll's 14yrs body for one of my characters, that body is just so pretty and has gorgeous lines~ Though my plans changed towards Iplehouse since hybriding would've been too frustrating ^^; But I still adore the Ariadoll body! ♥

      Yeah I'm curious about if those extra joints work at all with pants D: I could imagine them being a lot useful with the girls, especially if wearing longer skirts/dresses, but pants might be a problem... Do share your thoughts and experiences once you try out some clothes on him! :3

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    3. Thanks :3 I hope I can at least do a passing job for my own dolls, that is mostly my goal for face-ups xD!! I also think Dia can make a beautiful girl - I feel the same way about Amber, but I still ordered the boy xD; Tan skin is lovely - seems I'm collecting a fair amount of tan skin dolls D:

      Aria got purchased by Switch and I have a Switch body right now - it's really wonderful quality and poses very well too. I realize switch doesn't match volks any more these days and their resin color keeps varying. :( So I get your frustration! If only more companies did resin matching!

      I'd like to share some but at the moment... he doesn't have many clothes at all xD!!!; How come I always end up with more boys but less boy clothes? TT;

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  3. Woo congrats!!! Tan Dias are my weakness!! and my own tan Dia is my favorite doll too X) I'm not much of a fan of the "new" body because I find some poses a bit hard to make, specially with the arms. I've heard you can mod the jint to make it better but Idk if I would dare XD
    But yeah Dias are awesome so I hope to see yours ready soon :D There's no such as too many Dias right? XD

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    1. Haha! Yeah, I'm also a fan of yours, he's just so wonderfully styled. I have absolutely no idea what to do with this dude now, since it was a sudden but very pleasant surprised to get this trade offer! I'm generally not too fussy on the posing - the real dealbreaker for me is buckling knees - which is why I traded away my Dollstown body :( it was terrible! I had a Granado body before with exactly the same issue.
      I agree, there can never be enough! XD He will be the twin of my white skin Dia boy as well, I have gathered way too many twins/triplets in my collection right now T_T

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