Well, okay - one return - Bane, fresh from getting his new face-up from Angel Toast.
But both I and Lady B are happy to see him!
So now we know what Lady B was hiding behind her back a couple of posts ago... a diamond tiepin. I think Bane likes it...
Lady B is an Iplehouse Carina, and her face-up is also by Angel Toast.
Bane's suit is by Soom (limited edition, for Idealian man), his shirt and tiepin are by Freedom Teller and his tie is from an ebay seller.
My Iplehouse EID man Bane returned recently from having a new face-up done for him by BJD artist Angel Toast. The face-up model was the character "Bard" from the third "Hobbit" movie, as he has a similarly lean face, and I loved his sideburns.
So naturally, I had to try and style him similarly for his grand debut on Flickr!
A friend asked me if I could make an Egyptian-style kilt in gold pleated fabric in Iplehouse FID men's size... well, I can but try...
The result looks pretty good to me - my first attempt too!
It is modelled by Iplehouse FID Leonard (light brown resin).
The only stitching is at the back. The fabric is cut on the bias and curves trimmed at the front. This fabric is horrible to sew - stretches when machine-sewn and it's quite dense so not easy to hand-sew, but that's the best way to sew it. Fortunately it doesn't fray at all and has a nice neat edge when cut with a sharp pair of scissors. The kilt is overlapped and sewn in place with a few stitches, then a band tied around the waist and one end allowed to hang down at the front.
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.