Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Out of the box: Grant (Dollmore Glamor Model Suntan Mettaa)

Dressed for some early 20th century conflict
Towering over the rest of my collection at 73cm (not quite the 75cm that Dollmore advertises) is this example of Dollmore's long-limbed Glamor Model line.   Supremely well articulated, they're fantastically fun to pose and to move around.

For dolls with such stylized proportions, they have surprisingly realistic faces - this guy's furrowed brow is almost a work of art on its own - and very detailed hands.  The sculpting of the veins and nails is stunning - in certain lighting they look blushed even though mine is actually blank.

My version is from the tan run of late 2010, and his colour is lovely.  He's a solid deep brown colour (similar to my 2007 Iplehouse Dk Aaron), without any of the colour variations that some darker resins can be prone too.  He has also maintained his tone for the 3.5 years that I've had him.

If I have any complaint about this doll, it's that he's almost too poseable.  The unusual chest joint allows him to be positioned into all kinds of ultra-natural positions that are impossible for dolls with a standard chest, but it also causes him to default into a slouch, which isn't always what I'm looking for.
Dressed for the modern age, with SD16 Daria
Height Comparison: He's on the far right(and slouching!)
One additional warning I would give to anyone considering adding a doll from the Glamor Model line to their collection is that they're quite a challenge to dress.  They're slightly too large for most standard 70cm/"Uncle"-size BJD clothing, but aren't as broad as the EID/ID72-types who are large enough to fit into infant clothing.  So owning one of these guys is a commitment to either sewing for them, commissioning or shopping almost-exclusively from Dollmore's own shop.

Still, they're fabulous dolls, and this guy in particular has a fantastic sculpt.

4 comments:

  1. This is a dream doll! His hands (such detail on the nails and veins!!! I know I'm parroting you, but really!!!), the eyebrows and face expression are amazing. Congratulations for having such a wonderful doll in your collection!

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  2. Hi jSarie! I would like to pass the Versatile Blogger Award on to you, I hope you like it!

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    1. Thank you very much, Nymphaea! :)

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