While Pullips have (and still are) my preferred doll, I’ve always liked BJDs. One of my early favorite sculpts was the Dark Elf/Human Soo sculpt. It was just a little bit more sophisticated than regular Soo, and has the almond eyes and heart-shaped face I love in Pullips:
However, I figured out a long time ago that I don’t really like dolls larger than 1/6. 1/4 dolls are OK, but 1/3 dolls I don’t like handling, especially if they’re resin.
When Fairyland created their own company, they released a lot of the original 1/3 Luts head sculpts in 1/4 size. The doll that finally got me to give in and buy resin was Rheia, but I wanted a more elegant body for her than the minifee body, so I ended up buying a Soul Kid body with a Dark Elf Soo head hybrid secondhand. The minifee head isn’t the same as the Delf head: the Delf head is longer, with different lips, but it looked enough like it that I decided hey, maybe an extra head isn’t such a bad thing to have around!
The head has been a floater for the last 5 years, even though I bought a Hujoo 44cm ABS body to pair with it (for anyone interested, a Hujoo body is a great match for older fairyland resin that has mellowed a little). But, straight out of the box, the Hujoo body looks not so great. It wasn’t until last month that I took it apart, sanded it, toned it, and restrung it so that it would work with the blank head. Once I finished, the body looked spectacular, and I decided it was time to do the head!
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