Alice of Autumn - New gallery and character back story up here.
It has been too long since an update here. This summer has been a world-wind of so many new projects, and I so badly need to pause, take a breath, and then get some photos of everything. The cast of characters from the world of the Radio kings has gotten huge, with 6 finished figures, 1 more I'm still struggling with a backstory on, and another 3 1/2 or mostly done, that I'm sort of stalled on. A modded Furiosa, some X-men, and lots of little environment details, and some truly HUGE 1/6 dioramas I have in the works.
But up before any of that, I wanted to announce the 3rd and hopefully final version of my House of Seasons figure.
The 1st ones were done with 27 cm Volks bjd bodies. While there were some great elements that I've kept and reused right up through the current incarnation and a a few that were a shame to loose (like the LED light up eyes) they really do look primitive compared to what they've become.
House of Seasons 2.0 was where I really defined the line and expanded the cast of characters. Lots of work I'm really proud of, as the story started to really gel in my head. The Original Effect bodies were, at the time, the perfect base to start with building these characters. Unfortunately, the shoddiness of their construction became more apparent as time passed. wrists and necks broke and crumbles. Joints were unstable and figures couldn't be reposed without arms popping out of the sockets and hands falling off. Getting them to stay standing was a nightmare. I had so many ideas for photos, but they just were too difficult to deal with.
Recently, Phicen/TBLeague released new seamless bodies that were finally the right fit to replace all of the current main characters from the House of Seasons Line. While I kept most of the Original Effect Head sculpts, the new bodies make such a huge difference, and sturred me to make a bunch of changes I've so badly wanted to make. No more exposed joints. The steel skeleton is just so much more fun to pose, and looks incredible in pictures. Isblomma of Winter isn't as towering as she was, but has a completely new head sculpt and looks incredible. Koda has been been heavily updated and I couldn't be happier, and I have some plans to update Corbin and Lisette as well soon.
So stick around. A lot of the old House of Seasons photos are going to get replaced with all new photoshoots, as well as a ton of all new stuff. Can't wait to share it all here!