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Crystal Exarch from Final Fantasy XIV

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Riesz

After receiving some money for Christmas, I've finally decided to start on a doll project I've been wishing for over a year... a custom doll of the Crystal Exarch from Final Fantasy XIV!

** This thread will contain spoilers for the Shadowbringers expansion of Final Fantasy XIV **

 

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I'll be using this thread to record progress on the project!

So far, I'm planning to use a spare flesh-coloured DD3 female body with SS-bust, possibly DDH-07 or DD MOMO head with custom faceup, and I'm already in talks with some Taobao sellers for his wig, eyes, tail, ears, and outfit.

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To-do list:

  1. Find a face-up artist for his miqo'te markings and think of a way to achieve the crystal effect on his skin
  2. Think of a way to achieve the crystal effect on his right arm and right hand. I may have to settle for making some type of glove out of shimmery blue fabric but I'm open to any and all suggestions!
  3. Think of a way to achieve the crystal effect on his neck and/or just go with doing his archon neck tattoos
  4. Find or create a 3D model to print for his staff

 

Here's the final look I hope to achieve:

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Oculae

Omg, you're attempting something truly wild here! G'raha alone would be a challenge, but Crystal Exarch is a whole other ambitious ballgame. How exciting!

If you're interested in doing some hardcore modding, maybe you could mod a transparent resin arm (Resinsoul offers customs!) to fit on the DD frame somehow? I could also see the potential for replacing cut out pieces of the vinyl torso with UV resin too - maybe you could cut out the appropriate areas, make molds of the vinyl chips you cut out, and cast transparent resin versions that you could glue back onto the vinyl? (idk if that's even sturdy enough to be feasible I'm totally spitballing here)

I could also see getting a decent crystal effect with some of that holographic film I see people put on their art prints sometimes. Maybe you could glue some of that to the vinyl and paint over it!

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Riesz
1 hour ago, Oculae said:

I could also see getting a decent crystal effect with some of that holographic film I see people put on their art prints sometimes. Maybe you could glue some of that to the vinyl and paint over it!

Oh that's a great idea. I was actually just looking at different types of film bc I remembered seeing some crystalline window film. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K8HFCTH/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_AHP4VYGNTVNW30G2VMN9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Finding a sticky kind of thin holographic film would be awesome too though.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093KT8JTG/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_JDSH0GQ7248MBFBJD4RQ?psc=1

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battrastard
2 minutes ago, Riesz said:

Finding a sticky kind of thin holographic film would be awesome too though

I'll join in on the "spitballing" game, and toss an idea out there.

Possibly checking on a local automotive "Wrap" business might work, especially if they have any scraps from a recent wrap job they've done. 

Automotive Wraps are gaining in popularity, less expensive (mostly) than an actual paint job, and there's plenty of graphics that can be printed, besides just solid colors. 

The adhesive used on it though, I have no idea what it would do to the vinyl underneath it... 

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Riesz

So I actually do have some experience with sculpting in blender but I've never made anything for 3D printers.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2996049

I found this file and I'm gonna try playing around with it to see if I could make something close to a crystalline arm, then get it printed using clear blue filament

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Just a small update! I found a faceup artist through Etsy who said they'd be up for doing his faceup + crystal painting on his face, neck, and torso and I've ordered the head and torso through Volks to be shipped for painting. ♥ I'm still contemplating doing some 3D sculpted and printed crystal bits to add some dimension but I'm really excited about getting it done by a faceup artist too.

 

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One of my favourite Taobao sellers also sent a message saying that they'd be able to do some custom miqo'te ears for him too! Now that they're able to make this shape of ear I gotta get some pink ones for my FFXIV character doll and some white ones for when Y'shtola arrives. 😄 I also get my cat tails from this shop and they do a wonderful job.

I also got an update from the Taobao seller making his outfit but it's gonna take til April for it to be finished since she's so busy. I guess I have a lot of time to get that crystal arm done!

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Also Taobao was being slow yesterday and wouldn't load some of the product pages so I had to post thumbnails. It's back up today so here are a few bigger pictures of the outfit and wig.

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The photography is bad but this shop does great work. I've ordered through her before and I'm always impressed with all the details!

 

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This wig is missing the little ponytail braid in the back but I have some small hair pieces on clips from Leeke that I could use to make his braid, then just clip it underneath the back. I think that would be easier than trying to get a totally custom wig done, although I did consider the latter as well since a lot of Taobao shops offer custom wigs. This premade red and white wig is 58 yuan, whereas a custom wig would be 180 yuan. I think this one is probably good enough... 😄

 

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Misheru

This is awesome! I want to do just a G’raha myself, but I need the outfit and ears…need ears for my character girl as well.  I do not know Taobao well though.

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Oculae

Your Taobao skills here probably put half the forum to shame. Wild to me that you're able to navigate and use it well enough to have sellers you're familiar with! My foreign butt can hardly even get through a proxy order from there, so I'm super jealous. 🤣

Still though, all this stuff looks excellent! I'm so excited to see him all put together. Especially with a faceup artist crystallizing him. How are they gonna pull THAT off? Exciting!!!

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Look who arrived in the mail! 😄 This is exciting but I also have another small update on the doll project!

 

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I found a cosplay staff on Taobao that is 3D printed and I'm asking about sizing it down to 60cm from 180cm. Fingers crossed they're able to do it!

 

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Also the Taobao seller making the ears has a listing up for it now, so I think others will be able to order through here as well. They do have a lot of other colours of fur but you'd have to message them about making customisations or add it in the order notes. Here's the link -- https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.3a142e8dok9cgo&id=665296340548&_u=t201dt9grc8b1b

They also do a wonderful job on doll-sized tails, as well as other types of ears. I was originally using some re-shaped rabbit ears from this shop as my miqo'te ears until I worked up the courage to ask them about the custom ears but I highly recommend them, the quality is great.

 

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MagicalRozen

Oh wow what a fantastic small update! I am so happy for you!

Also that figure is so cool!! 🥰


My Girls: Umi (DDIII 03 Head), Moriko (DDdy Yoko Littner), Estelle (DDIII Saber Extra Custom), Lana Jeanne (DD-f3 Jeanne d' Arc Custom), Reina (MMD Rena Ryugu), Kanu (DDdy Kanu Uncho) 

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