• If you used a little masking tape around here when painting, you can get a really nice edge - Haystack Hair
  • Nice tat! - JasBrick
  • Thanks! I was going for a butterfly, similar to the ones that used to be on her clothes. From a straight-on angle you can sort of make it out, but it is just so tiny. Besides, it's punk rock to have crappy tattoos, right?

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  1. .Tromas 39 months ago | reply

    You just win...plain and simple! This is so bloody brilliant bud!! If all painted figs looked this cool I would actually look at them :-D

  2. Titolian 39 months ago | reply

    Mind-blowingly awesome. I'm tempted to start customizing after seeing this!

  3. M.R. Yoder 39 months ago | reply

    Thanks for all of the comments and to BB for the back-to-back blog posts on back-to-back photographs in my stream! This is some sort of crazy record for me, possibly besting my previous BB milestone of having one MOC blogged three times (Calamity Jane.) I'm glad you like her, and I think a little customizing is necessary to convert the Friends minidolls for use in the science-fiction/military industrial realm most of my MOCs occupy. I predict an army of unlikely minifig customizers on the horizon! Game on.

  4. JasBrick 39 months ago | reply

    Seems very appropriate... love this.

  5. (vhmh) 39 months ago | reply

    Very nice! I might try my hand at one of these...

  6. Catsy [CC] 39 months ago | reply

    Indeed, this is great.

    Regarding aviator glasses, I can't help but think about the possibilities--or, depending on how you feel about scratchbuilding and conversion, problems--of the three-dimensional texture of the mini-dolls versus the typically flat, printed minifigs is that many features like sunglasses will only really look right if they're actually crafted on as an object rather than painted. I think this trait of the dolls will actually reward adding depth and texture for things that might look too bulky or inappropriate on a minifig.

    The holster, for instance--as great as that looks, it would look 10x better as a physical holster with, say, a BA pistol in it. A real belt made of ribbon would help conceal some of the ugliness intrinsic to the doll's waist design. And I think they'd look great wearing, say, a trenchcoat like the ones MMCB makes.

    Just some thoughts. This really is excellent work.

  7. JasBrick 39 months ago | reply

    I agree that 3D modding is going to enhance these greatly... however with paint you can still create some realistic looking depth with the right techniques. A combination of both techniques in moderation should do well here.

    The beauty of this fig is that with some very simple changes the context is shifted greatly, adding 3D elements can make things a little fiddly.

  8. Catsy [CC] 39 months ago | reply

    Agreed in total. This fig is an excellent example of the maxim "less is more". Simple changes to great effect.

  9. M.R. Yoder 39 months ago | reply

    I can't speak for the FOL community at large, but these minidolls are a game-changer for me, in a hugely positive way. I hope they succeed, and get many new molds and accessories in the future. I have an admission to make: I never liked the proportions of the minifig, but I enjoy building in minifig scale, as so many of the parts are intended to interact with them. I like building interiors, hatches, cockpits, etc. in my ships, and all of those things will have to change slightly to accommodate the minidolls.

    The customization possibilities are endless, but for now I'll satisfy myself with just paint. My two most common minifig poses are sitting in a cockpit or standing in front of a spaceship, and the current articulation allows me to do those things. If I were to try stop-motion animation, that would be another story.

  10. Catsy [CC] 39 months ago | reply

    I like to get somewhat dynamic in the poses I use in scenes, so the lack of articulation is a serious problem for me. I can put up with the conjoined legs, but the lack of wrist rotation is a complete deal-breaker, so I'm going to be devoting some time towards finding a relatively simple customized solution for that.

  11. M.R. Yoder 39 months ago | reply

    ^I'll follow your lead on the wrists. If you come up with a stable solution, I might try copying it. I have a Dremel router table and drill press that might come in handy!

  12. Catsy [CC] 39 months ago | reply

    I don't much like the angle of the stock hands, so what I'm leaning towards right now is taking a flesh minifig hand and replacing the peg with something slightly thinner that can fit in these arms--or maybe just thinning down the peg some. Wish I had a micro-lathe.

    I won't have time to experiment any more until tomorrow, though. Onward!

  13. Red Spacecat 39 months ago | reply

    I just think we're getting dangerously close to playmobile territory with this ;)

  14. halfpenguinhalflego 39 months ago | reply

    I love this mod, the paint job is fantastic!

  15. Model Gal 39 months ago | reply

    I added this to my newest post on Model Building Secrets blog.

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