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KeripoKeripo7 years ago
Arcueid Brunestud V0 Custom Dollfie Dream
See this post and more at Keripo's Corner.

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/07/01/741935.jpeg

Intro:

So a while back before I left for my Japan trip, I decided on whim to try to create a custom Dollfie Dream.

Before, I really didn't have much interest in DDs. To me, they were just really big and expensive dolls, kinda like large figmas but with clothing. Apart from my TYPE-MOON collection, I mainly only collect gunpla (because I'm a huge Gundam fanboy and like building stuff) and PVC figures (because the artistic side of my strongly appreciates the sculpting). That was until I came across this unknown image:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Strife2121310663594.jpeg.

Being a huge Arcueid fan (Arc is mai waifu!), I decided that I'd try my hand at creating my own custom Dollfie Dream. So I did my research, compiled together a shopping list, and meticulously combed through every single doll store that I could fit in my 2-week trip. With the help and advice of the great folks at Dollfie Dreams forums and some additional purchases after the trip, I was able to complete the first version of my custom dollfie in under a month (just haven't had time to post about it til now).

And so I present to you, the making of my custom Dollfie Dream, Arcueid Brunestud V0.

Concept

TYPE-MOON Wikia info
  • Arcueid Brunestud (アルクェイド・ブリュンスタッド)
  • Birthday: December 25
  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 52kg
  • Three sizes: B88/W55/H85
  • Hair color: Blond
  • Eye color: Red/Gold (Mystic Eyes activated)


Tsukihime Preview Edition (1999)
http://keripo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ark_in.jpg

Tsukihime (2000)
http://keripo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/d0128764_3502915.jpg

Melty Blood (2002)
http://keripo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Lia_0031.jpg

Shingetsutan Tsukihime (2003)
http://keripo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/shingetsutan-tsukihime.jpg

Melty Blood Actress Again (2008)
http://keripo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/157523-arc_ending.png

Carnival Phantasm (2011)
http://keripo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Arcueid-Brunestud-carnival-phantasm-25512474-725-589.jpg

Tsukihime Remake (2013?)
http://keripo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/arcuei10.jpg

Parts

Akihabara Volks store loot:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/12/727663.jpeg

DDH-07 head from Yahoo Auctions Japan
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/11/726770.jpeg

CoolCats order:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/30/741291.jpeg

Items bought from DollfieDreams forum member Nekopon
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5539/9077240056_b70fb2b7de_z.jpg

Arcueid V0 - Original Design

Parts:

Posing with Alter's 1/8 PVC figure: ITEM #67
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/07/01/741932.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/07/01/741929.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/07/01/741930.jpeg

Posing with Sol International's 1/8 PVC figure: ITEM #515
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/07/01/741935.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/07/01/741934.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/07/01/741933.jpeg

Hugging Sol International's plush: ITEM #15883
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/07/01/741936.jpeg

Arcueid V0 - Remake Design

Parts:

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/30/741338.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/30/741337.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/30/741336.jpeg

Arcueid V0 - Carnival Phantasm Bikini Outfit
With SEGA's Carnival Phantasm EX prize figure: ITEM #92554.
Unforunately it looks like DDs don't pose well in bikinis (or I'm just a crappy photographer)
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/30/741294.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/30/741315.jpeg

Arcueid V0 - Mikoto Misaka cosplay (unfinished)
Here I'm using the nicer but a bit too big Twin Snow's CAC02 Cat Collection / 24mm (if I had 22mm ones, I would have used those instead consistently, but getting custom ones now so meh)
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/18/732188.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/18/732189.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/18/732190.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/18/732187.jpeg

Arcueid V0 - Ciel cosplay (unfinished)
Perfect nun outfit, just need to make some Black Keys...
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/19/732590.jpeg
Perfect nun outfit, just need to make some Black Keys...

Arcueid V0 - Miko Outfit
In the recently released Older Sister Miko set: ITEM #158562
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/18/732193.jpeg

Omake
What I'd like to wake up to...
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/19/732589.jpeg

Holding a rare copy of Tsukihime ~Half Moon Edition~ (review upcoming)
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2013/06/19/732591.jpeg

Next up...
Arcueid V1, fully customized to look more like Arcueid, coming soon. Custom face-up, custom printed eyes, and custom styled hair, currently being worked on by Dolly Dreams team Shailara and Soenatte. I'll also try to properly sew Arc's skirt (it's currently held together by safety pins). Look forward to it!

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/blog/80/9541.jpg

~Keripo
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Keripo 「ケリポ」
jkb7 years ago#1674110This is great, thanks for sharing. Don't have a character I'm strongly attached like you, but I feel your passion for her. A hunt for more vivid DD red eyes is on the line ?
I'm thinking of owning one : only concept I have is blond hair & summer delight dress.
Side question : Did you go over 1000 USD in total ?

The eyes in the photos are actually edited to appear brighter and more red... the Volks red eyes don't show much unfortunately in medium lighting. Currently have custom eyes and face up commissioned so hopefully V1 will look much better. As for price, if I had JUST bought what I needed, I could have gotten under $1k (even after V1). But of course there's plenty of clothes, accessories, carrying cases, etc. that you'll also find yourself getting, so prepare $1k or more due to impulse buying ;3

~Keripo
7 years ago
This is great, thanks for sharing. Don't have a character I'm strongly attached like you, but I feel your passion for her. A hunt for more vivid DD red eyes is on the line ?
I'm thinking of owning one : only concept I have is blond hair & summer delight dress.

Side question : Did you go over 1000 USD in total ?
7 years ago
YuanMori Fluffy gumiho
Great job! It's a wonderful feeling when you finally assemble a doll of your favorite character, isn't it~?
7 years ago
Wow, sugoi! Good job! She's so cool <3
7 years ago
Great job! She looks fantastic!!
7 years ago
I normally find DD's creepy but... this one doesn't creep me out at all.
Really nice. :) And Yay Arcueid!
7 years ago
This. WindsorSeven7 years ago#1665315This is definitely one of the best customs I've seen, she's incredible.
7 years ago
Great custom! Arc V0's beautiful! Looking forward to see how V1 turns out.
7 years ago
WindsorSeven SHSL Vegone
This is definitely one of the best customs I've seen, she's incredible.
7 years ago
She looks lovely! I like Original V0 the best.
7 years ago