ArcheotechArcheotech n/a

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Hi all! My name is Nate and I live in Dublin on the Emerald Isle ie. Ireland ^^

I started out helping organise anime cons here in Ireland since 2005 and was doing it until 2015 ^^ During that time I helped found some of the cons in Ireland such as Eirtakon, Nom-con and Anime Dublin and delighted to see them getting better and better. I still help out a bit and currently enjoy selling some anime merch in the trade halls. :)

I was a fan of pokemon, Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing, and what few anime's I saw on TV for a few years previous but my obsession really took off when I started studying in DCU in 2004 and met some friends whom I leached anime off. After that my obsession grew until 2007 when I started collecting figures ^^ It's become a major hobby for me and mu SO and we have maybe too many figures but we just love collecting them.

In 2010 my girlfriend introduced me to Dollfies which I wasn't that interested in until she showed me Dollfie Dreams (more specifically Louise) and have been collecting them as well ever since.

Anyhoo feel free to chat and I'll get back to you soon ^^

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02 months agoChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Archeotech (2 months ago) #17584296There's loads of free photo editing software online. I recommend you try them out as not that hard to mess about with and figure out plus there's tutorials too. You can really improve your photos doing that! ^^
YOU got Kugumiya Rie's Signature!!!! ahhh so lucky!! XD But then if anybody should have it then it's you. ^^


Thanks and yes i know but its time consuming"..

Thanks again :D it was only 8000 yen quite surprised ^^ but for me it is still a lot of money
02 months agoChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Archeotech (2 months ago) #17584281Ah no worries, it's just there if you want it. :) Mixing resin for such a small amount is difficult which is why I cast it when I had resin. I can probably get the gold a bit closer but I'd have to buy other paint for it. I just used what I had here.
And yep we make clothes and other things for our girls sometimes :)
What's this about a signed Daki? O.O By who?
It's all dark and horrible here too. I would say to take pictures inside with lights on. Trick is to try get right lighting and don't use flash. Then open in photoshop and mess with colour balance slightly. Indoor lights normally give a yellow tint so you need to take some yellow away, and increase the brightness.
My grandparents are all gone :/ All you can do is treasure the way too short a time you have with them. Good luck visiting your grandma. I'm sure she'll be really happy to see you! :)


I dont use photoshop.. But yeah it is indeed hard but well i managed to still get a decent review.. Always better than no review XD

It is signed by kugumiya rie :D <3 all hail the tsundere queen

Ok thanks yeah im really sorry i just spend all i wanted to spend this month. Still im very thwnkful you tried and if i cant find it, i definitly buy it :)
Cause ususlly the set gets sold, only once did i see just the emblem with wand or something

Yeah my grandpa died early.. Only 67 :( so yeah.. I treasure my grandma and she asked me to come over, so i thought about tomorrow cause of the birthday and her having a day off
02 months agoChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Archeotech (2 months ago) #17583279Sorry I just saw you were looking for it still on the Louise MDD thread and I was working with resin again after a long time so just decided to do it. ^^; The amount was just a token to me to cover materials which I said before. I didn't cast the back as that would've been a lot of work so was just going to glue the ribbon on but you wouldn't see the back anyway. It's really ok though if you don't want it and would rather the original. Didn't take a lot of time and hadn't finished so don't feel bad but it's an option if you want something to have on her. Just message me if you want me to continue with it.
We managed to finally make a pair of resin doll eyes so really happy with that! :) We had tried a lot before but kept getting micro bubbles in the clear resin but now with the vacuum chamber we can get rid of the bubbles ^^


Yeah i still am looking for the original and im very patient, if i reaaally cant find it i will take yours cause indeed it is better than nothing :) and id want it to have that shinyness then though but yeah as said for now im done.. I just bought a signed daki and shoes plus yukata/kimono for louise (very cheap :D) but tbh i hope i find the real deal.. Cause I know myself that I wont be satisfied with anything less :( very annoying trait of mine.

And wow youre making your own custom stuff!? Damn.. I envy you sometimes i really wish i had magic fingers. Im thinking about starting garage kits soon. But first i comtinue my reviews.. I just put one up not long ago :) though the weather sucks here it is quite gray not very bright so the photos arent perfect. I also plan 3 other reviews which are almoat finished and prob tomorrow they are if i manage cause i will be visiting my grandma (grandpa his birthday.. And he died last year :( ) for support and stay there one night
02 months ago (2 months ago)Chloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Archeotech (2 months ago) #17566174Hi there! :)
So finally got around to casting some resin! Sorry it took so long to do this as last year I developed a severe allergy to some chemical in resin plus waiting until we had a vacuum chamber. Anyway let me know what you think of this colour? I can look for a more accurate gold if you like? We'll add a red ribbon later so don't worry about that :) Right now price would be €5 + shipping (probably about €2-€4). If you want a better gold I'll have to buy something else which I'd have to charge you for but it would be closer.
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Hey thanks but next time please tell me before you finish something and want to charge me. I just bought items already and rest i save up for japan which will be 3000 euros most likely ^^" for summer.

And yeah tbh knowing myself i want an exact replica with the shinyness.. Im so sorry for all the effort i didnt think you'd even work on it.. Cause i didnt hear anything nor did i know the costs (unless i missed that part about costs)

And i strangely enough got the two original ribbons :) just the emblem

If you can get exact replica i can pay later but it will be waaaay later.. After summer
02 months ago (2 months ago)Chloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Archeotech (2 months ago) #17424044Her wig can be a bit tricky to care for but mine also gets frizzy from time to time. ^^; What I recommend is using a toothrush to brush it and wig oil which you can get from Volks. First you should just brush out the fringe as for whatever reason Volks put in a lot of wig wax and it looks closer to the prototype and more natural if you just brush it out. For the rest of the hair I sprayed in a little wig careful not to get any on the face and then grabbed a section of hair and gently brushed it starting from the top and working the hairs back in place until you get to the bottom, Then you take the next bit and do the same. takes a while but the wig will look a lot better with most of the frizz gone. If you don't want to get wig oil you might be able to manage with a bit of water but it will probably frizz again. Never use a hairdryer on it by the way as not sure it's heatproof. Hope that helps! :)
The outfit is by Volks and I got it for about 4000yen on manadarake. There's a similar set in the upcoming Volks after event but you'll have to add it to cart within minutes of going on sale or it'll probably sell out. ^^; I would say to look at the outfits as new figures. They are where all the detail is, so a nice outfit really makes your doll stand out. You'll probably have her in that outfit for at least a few months and then swap to something else, but you will use it again or sell it on and get most of your money back. It's like buying 3 prize figures or a really nice premium figure. Nice to have a bit of both maybe? :)
Can't really go wrong though with a yukata for $15! o.o Nice little find there :)


Yeah no wig balm.. And i guess i will get the baby toothbrush against the frizzles with water spray , thats what mainly bothers me (frizzles)
Im too afraid of messing her up if i comb her hair (so the wax removing part)

Im not too keen on buying directly from volks as prices are high plus shipping and customs isnt worth it.. I try mandarake perhaps :)

Yeah even less as i haggled it down to 11 usd

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