My sister recently completed a Volks old resin kit called Miisha for me. It was first released in 2001 and after a bit of searching I was able to acquire one that had never been opened! It was quite a labour of love to assemble her and was much more work than we originally anticipated! She did an amazing job, and when she brought the doll over today all my girls came out to greet her.
If you’d like to read about how she was put together, check out my sister’s blog about it here. It’s really very interesting to read her observations about old resin vs new resin.
My girls are Saber Lily (Dollfie Dream, Alisanne (Volks SD16 Daria), Airy (Dollfie Dream) and Makoto (custom Dollfie Dream) and the little one is Delilah (my sister’s DollnDoll ♥ Mo).
The box has aged quite a bit over time, but all of her paperwork was still sealed in the plastic when I got her! Machiko had to open it up to read the manual since there were some very strange bits and pieces in this kit that she’d never encountered before with her 2008 and 2010 Volks MSD kits.
Delilah peeks inside: dolly, wig, weird bits? 0__o”
Face-up and face guard! I didn’t really like the default grey eyes that Miisha comes with so I ordered these, but I think they look a bit bug-eyed. We’ll see what I can do about it later. Notice she doesn’t have ears? There’s something special about this head mold ^__~”
She has wing-ears!
Here she is all dressed up out of the box now.
I’ve decided to call her Yukiko (雪子) which means “child of snow” to match her angelic nature.
Here she is with Airy in matching outfits. They look like lovely nymphs or faeries!
The postman came to the door with a couple of boxes for me today! Since Makoto doesn’t need to sleep, she was awake when my boxes arrived early this morning! She’s very curious as to what I’ve bought.
Ta-da! It’s a new Dollfie Dream Airy figure by Volks.
Makoto quickly rouses Saber and Alisanne to come greet our new family member.
Here’s Airy fresh out of the box. Makoto lends her a Gloomy Bear to cover herself up with.
(Notice Angry Bunny supervising?! He doesn’t like naked pictures of his girlies online!) LOL
Here’s all of Airy’s accessories that came with her:
Saber is thinking that she came with infinitely more stuff!
Here’s Airy all dressed up in her outfit. She looks so sweet, but those eyes are super creepy and simply HAVE to go!
After a bit of work I was able to get her eyes out.
The softer vinyl made it much easier to remove her headcap and also to get the glue and eyes out in one piece by carefully squeezing the head and pressure from a metal cuticle pusher.
Here are some pictures of various eyes while I was trying to decide which would suit Airy best.
In the end I chose the Volks Animetic eyes F Type in Bright Blue (RURI)eyes.
I think they really suit her. They still maintain the integrity of her character but don’t have that creepy emtpy look to them!
Some stuff I bought arrived while I was on my cruise – I had it sent to my sister’s place.
Here’s Alisanne showing off the beautiful Volks Elizabeth Rose Dress from the DP25.
Crown by Luts
Elisabeth Rose Dress by Volks
Necklace by me! (seriously, how hard is it to string some pearls onto thread… LOL)