Steves getting his weekend started early,..(shakes head)…Anyway, heres his new “intoxicated” expression. This expression will go on sale on Monday along with a few other things. This face sculpt also works well for “half asleep” and “recovering from being knocked out” as well as other charming scenarios like “i have the flu” :-/
For the curious, here’s everything that comes with the Vince Kit, The few extra I made for the Atlanta con are currently sold out. He will be available again in Jan 2014 (don’t send me grumpy e-mails its only next month folks, lol) ;-)
Hes very similar to the Steve kits except of course the different arm sculpt, underwear sculpt, additional nude hip sculpt, different head back and face sculpts (like with Steve you get 2 different expressions) and a nifty 2 part wig held together with magnets (makes changing faces much easier)
If you ordered an “Au Naturel” aka nude Steve and have not yet received your invoice please email me. “bishonenhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com” as the LAST of the invoices were sent out on Monday. For those who have been waiting, more Steve kits have been added to the store!! (link)
Dreux worked his butt off over the past couple of days and was finally able to get the inventory/shopping cart working on the Steve sales page (THANK YOU DREUX!!!) for the past few months the inventory wasn’t updating. Now that it is I was finally able to add the few Steve kits I had left over from the Atlanta show, I’m currently taking photos of the new inventory for the store (like the ONE remaining Vince kit, the super limited cranberry Steve wigs from the Atlanta show, and Steve’s new intoxicated faceplate) HOPEFULLY ill have these up in the store before the end of the week.
Currently I’m working on the 10 Clothed LE Steves, I’m of course still insanely behind but at least I know that I’m actually nearly finisehd with them, I didn’t foresee my health problems/going into the hospital when i began on these guys but now that Ive been through it all I doubt ill ever sell a pre-release again, I HATE being behind and Ive been running behind for a year now. (not a fun year) when I release Vince (NEXT YEAR) I’ll only be selling completed/finished/in the box pieces, or at least that’s my plan.
While I’m working on finishing Steves I thought I would post some photos of my other characters in progress.
Here are some of Vince’s additional expressions, the top 2 are the ones that will be included in the kits/dolls, the bottom 3 are optional..
Vince isn’t as emotionally complex as Steve so he’ll never have as many expressions but I am working on at least a few more for him ;-)
Painting Steve faces..
I’ll be ready to ship the last of the nude Steves sometime next week, so if you ordered an au naturel Steve get ready to receive an invoice sometime next week (ill make a post on the day I send out invoices) after these guys have shipped then I will begin final painting and assembling the clothed LE Steves.
For those who have been waiting patiently, I hope to get the last of the Steve kits, the 2 remaining Vince kits from the Atlanta show and the new Intoxicated Steve face up in the Steve store sometime next week.
Finally took a decent photo of Vince last night, I edited out his elbow joints as that’s how he will appear in the final images he was created for.
Ive had most of Vinces design finalized for nearly 5 years now and Ive been working on his sculpt for nearly a year and up until just a few weeks ago he was just a bunch of grey clay sculpted parts ( the second photo).
The most rewarding bit of the whole process is during that magic 12th hour when you make the final molds, cast the parts in all the appropriate resins (Vince has 5 different resins in him) when you begin to paint and see the final colors and surfaces on a piece, you pop in the eyes and suddenly you no longer have a sculpture but a character.
I hope you don’t mind if I answer this publicly as I get asked this question often.
Yes, I’m actually working on 2 female characters from Steve’s world, one is at least a year off but the others face and body are mostly sculpted and in the refining stage. I hope to have her available sometime in Feb-March 2014.
Steve was a bit grumpy most of the con until he found candy, then all was right with the world :-)
Sorry again for another bad photo, Im working on some good ones with Vince that i hope to have finished with in a few days.
Yesterday I returned from the Atlanta Ball Jointed Doll Convention, the con was over on Sunday but i decided to take the scenic route home through the Great Smoky Mountains (and a scenic route it was!)
The con was wonderful!! I highly recommend it to anyone into BJDs and I plan on returning next year. It was great to see some old doll friends and it was wonderful meeting new ones! thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hey and also thanks to everyone who attended my panels/workshops, anyone who can sit in a room for an hour and look interested while i ramble on about casting/sculpting/Steves friends/etc. deserves thanks :-)
Steves lovely lollipop was made by the super talented dapperzebra be sure to check out her tumblr page!
Sorry for the crappy photo, I’m still working like mad to get everything ready for the Atlanta Ball Jointed Doll convention. In the past 3 days i think Ive had a whole 8 hours of sleep… and i think I’m taking a cold,..blek
For those attending the con i will have Steve Kits for sale, a couple of unclothed finisehd Steve dolls, a TON of unpainted Steve expressions including a brand new expression!! (intoxicated) “yes, it looks as funny as it sounds”
I will also have a VERY LIMITED number of Vince kits as well as a couple of finisehd “nude” Vince dolls (the nude Vince kits and dolls actually include an additional anatomically correct hip sculpt as requested) I will also have 3 extra Vince Expressions available, Vince will not be available online until late November/early December so here’s a chance to pick him up early and at a discount!! ALL kits and finished dolls will be $25 off at the con!
Vince and Steve kits will be $250 at the con and finisehd dolls will be $450
The Vince in the photo is the “bounty hunter” version of Vince, he will be on display at my table and possibly available as a kit and a finisehd doll. Im still not sure if I’m going to make this version of him available as hes very complicated to cast, there’s 5 different types of resin in him with 5 different surface finishes on various parts.
As always any questions can be sent to bishonenhouse (at) yahoo (dot) com
see everyone in Atlanta :-)
The first 5 of the 10 “nude” Steves, finished and about to be boxed up. If you pre ordered on of the unclothed Steve dolls be on the lookout for an invoice, I really wanted to get get all 10 of these guys out before the Atlanta convetion but im just not going to be able to do it, I will be finishing and shipping the remaining 5 (and the final 10 clothed Steves) in the weeks after I return from Atlanta. If you ordered one of the 10 “nude” Steves and do not receive an invoice don’t panic, I’m only invoicing for the first 5 that are shipping. If you think you were among the first 5 to have ordered and still did not receive an invoice them please send me an email.
As always any questions can be emailed to bishonenhouse (at) yahoo (dot) com.