Et ne nos inducas in Tentationem
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neodement:

It’s Beep Man!!! 

Please watch the demonstration video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxTNNBtfZ-4

and give it a vote here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=319026717

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rida-r:

ソリッドのお尻好きです(^ω^)

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truebjdconfessions:

Zirkussoldat’s FS Puck has the worst goatee I have ever had the displeasure of ever seeing. Do they know how goatees work? Its so square and unnatural! I know its harder having to paint a goatee with a smile (I always go to a barber to shave mine tbh, its hard doing it on your own), but they really should look for more reference pictures because that thing is only a lollipop and a van away from looking like a shut-in neighbourhood pedophile. The photography and love is excellent and evident tho.

~Anonymous

Hello anon,

instead of writing a “”“critique”“” on TBC you should have just clicked a bit further and you would have seen that there is a reason the goatee doesn’t look really natural.
The doll represents the character “Vincent” from Cowboy Bebop.
Click me for reference.

As you can see, the beard looks pretty blocky and just like a bunch of square shapes with random thin lines sticking out. If you see the doll’s beard in real you see that it’s more detailed than that, but the overall shape mimics the anime look as good as possible because it’s one of these defining characteristics of the character and Bebop look.

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f0rzashing:

Well, I regret nothing, and the weekend I spent drawing it was definitely a pleasant one~ I believe that «Wedding with Kaz» mission is a natural continuation of «Date with Kaz»!! :33333

My coloring is lazy though. 

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mentemregiam:

favourite fictional characters [8/?]

roy walker/red bandit (the fall)
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trikeride:

steven ogg with a trevor philips flare. 

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“It’s so disheartening seeing these recast Soom dolls being sent with the official boxes and certificates and having almost no differences in resin to the originals. This can only mean that they are produced by the legit casting company and then sold off to the recasters on the side. Talk about a corrupted system!”

#2189 (via recastconfessions)

This also means that they aren’t just intellectual property theft, but actual real theft of goods directly from the company’s stock.

So, good job pro-recasts! You’re actually paying for real physical theft now!!!

(via whathefuckrecasts)

I am not sure if this is plausible though, let us not be like the recast supporters and make shit up to make them look bad (they do that well enough on their own).

Soom is a Korean company and as far as I understand recast companies tend to be Chinese. I find it very unlikely that Soom’s casting company could make a worth wile amount of money by selling dolls to recast companies for under 300$ for a Supergem when production costs are so significantly higher in Korea then China.

I think the recast companies are just really good at making copies, copying boxes and certificates are not really that hard, and they have clearly improved over time from how recasts used to be in quality and likeness till how they look now, if Soom can create consistent dolls and resin colours, sadly one would expect recasters to be able to do the same.

(via cheesedemon88)

If I remember correctly, someone else who is more of a Soom pro is free to correct me, they also have/had casting factories in China.
This had to be done because the amount of orders was just too overwhelming to handle for them.

Also, again feel free to correct me, whole dolls were stolen from this factory and sold on ebay and co.
You basically were able to buy a Soom full-set with all parts, incl. box and a proper certificate, but it wasn’t a product that was sold BY Soom themselves.

We had several forum members during these times, I remember Trachy/Lami orders had a lot of these issues, with missing parts and the inside of the packages looked different than usually too (as in, parts were just tossed into the package without bubble wrap).
Since more and more of these issues came up, together with the dolls that were sold on ebay from China, Soom started monitoring the factories via surveillance cameras. If you reported missing parts they would check the tapes to see if it’s true, I have no clue how they determine which box was packed when, and if it turned out to be true you got your parts.
I don’t know if they still have factories in China since they turned out to be a lot of trouble for them, but if they still have them it’s no surprise how some recasters have access to things they shouldn’t have access to.

#bjd  #recasts 

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“Real question: Do any of the recast companies actually send stuff off in company boxes with fake certificates? I’ve never actually heard of that happening, and I hang out in the recast friendly places. Am I just missing it? (I don’t want one, I am actually asking if this is a real Thing, and not just pearl clutching). If it is, it’s in everyone’s best interests to find ways to spot a fake from a legit.”

#2192 (via recastconfessions)

I found one company that does that with Soom dolls, I believe they also duplicate faceups (though there were not pictures of this, so I don’t know how accurate they are) I don’t remember which company it was, and if I did I probably wouldn’t provide names anyway.

(via cheesedemon88)

They’ve send out copies of the Soom certificates from the start (printed on a piece of DIN A4 paper, blank), but I know that one of the popular recasts guys has posted pictures on his Facebook a while ago that they have the Soom Teenie Gem boxes too.
They also have the Lati metal plates and the Volks ones.

And as far as I know you can buy the Soom pillows in the Soom store, so if the box is good looking you could easily fake a whole Teenie Gem package on your own.

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BJD Questions Meme

Found this in the tag and wanted to try it too uwu

1. Is there one doll you could never let go of?
Definitely…but don’t make me pick one!

2. Do you have a favorite doll company?
I have favouriteS, sadly XD
But I think currently my biggest favourite is Granado; I love their molds, bodies, resin, quality and customer service.
I’m just waiting for them to release a fitting mold for the last missing chess doll so I can add another Granado to the collection.

I also love Dollshe, Volks and Iplehouse, but only Granado does everything right from the above mentioned points.

3. What kind of accessory do you collect the most of?
Do eyes count as accessory? If yes, then eyes. Blue eyes especially.

4. What kind of accessory do you tend to forget/have trouble finding/collect the least of?
I hate buying shoes ;_; It’s so hard to find the perfect pair and you also nearly never see them properly anyway, so I tend to buy only one or maybe two per doll. But then this pair needs to be PERFECT and finding this pair usually takes crazily long. I have one doll that has been without shoes since May 2012 because I still haven’t found a pair I like for her.

5. Do you prefer to do your own faceups, or send them out to be done by others?
I do my own face-ups, back then because I disliked the thought of sending away my dolls and not being able to change them whenever I like, nowadays because I’m crazily picky and because it’s easier and cheaper. However, because of commissions my dolls are usually blank for a long time or have an old/damaged face-up.

6. If you could “adopt” somebody else’s doll, what doll would that be?
Sarqq’s Shagrilah XD

7. Do you do your own creative work for your dolls? (faceups, sewing, that kind of stuff)
I do face-ups and mod them. I would love being able to sew them clothes, but I’m not very good at crafting, same goes for sculpting or making wigs.

8. Have you ever considered leaving the BJD hobby?
The community, yes. Stop collecting dolls, no. I love my dolls, I love dressing them up, taking pictures, painting and airbrushing them (even though I complain about especially the latter a lot) and they make a huge part of my life and free time. However, the community is horrible and most of the time just making me sick, especially the whole recast topic and confession blogs.

9. Does your collection vary in size and style, or do you tend to keep similar dolls?
I prefer 70cm guys and the majority of my dolls falls into that category. I don’t own a 60cm sized doll anymore and own only one YoSD and MSD sized doll. I also like it when they smile a bit and have gorgeous, but still male looking faces. Also: tan skin. Which is partly because of the project they belong in and partly because I love dolls in darker tones.

10. If you were to gift somebody their dream doll, who would you pick? 
My girlfriend, because picking only ONE friend would be unfair towards the others. I have no clue what kind of doll I’d get her though.

11. Is there any shop/artist/seamstress you’d like to do business with, but never get the chance?
Sparrow for a twelve point set of pearl/gold antlers for my Amber, Amadiz for a Revolver Ocelot outfit and Sion (Kagami Design) for a short white wig for Hans.

12. Do your dolls wear underwear, or go without?
Both. My female dolls all wear underwear because they usually wear dresses and it looks weird without. The dudes, and my Bibiane, partly do and don’t wear underwear, it depends on how well their legs behave and the kind of pants they wear, because some dolls have bodies that try to eat the underwear and others have pants that leave no room for underwear.

13. Do you regret selling or buying any dolls?
I wouldn’t call it regretting. There are some dolls that I sometimes miss a tiny bit, but I don’t regret having sold any of them.

14. Do you like to take selfies with your dolls?
Nope, no selfies of me, neither with or without a doll.

15. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for a doll dealer or company? If so, what kind of job would you like to do?
Either taking pictures for a company or working in the Q&A board, I would like both but I think the latter might be a bit unpleasant depending on the company you work for and how well their products are shipped out >_>’

#bjd  #meme 

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riaxa:

By 透琉(トオル) *

Aldnoah.Zero

#inspiration  #heliot  #amber