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We’re back! But the Judes are all gone!

Have you ever had one of THOSE days? When everything seems to go wrong? We had one of those yesterday. Our website went down exactly on the day we were supposed to open Jude’s sales. We should’ve named him Murphy.

However! Amid our despair, we began selling them through facebook, talking directly with you all and… JUDE SOLD OUT! In one day! First time one of our releases sells out in one day! We were so happy!

And now, the site is back up. And we don’t have any Judes left to sell (right now).

If you tried yesterday to buy a Jude and all you got was an error message, or if you were waiting for the site to come back up to order your Jude, we apologize for the inconvenience.

However! There’s no need to despair! We’ll make more Judes! And Carolines! And Ballistas! And, maybe, even new models! So please keep checking with us here and on facebook that we hope to bring more news soon-ish. At least in less than ten months.

It’s just that right now, after all the stress we went through yesterday, we really need to sit down and rest, just a bit…

Judes for sale this week!

Hey, everyone! We’re back! And we bring good news!

We’ll open his sales this Wednesday, May 17th 2017, by 10:00 Brasilia Time (13:00 GMT). Mark your calendar! Or calendar apps!

He’ll have the same price as Caroline and Ballista: R$620.00. For more info, please visit his page. And if you have any questions, just ask!

See you Wednesday!

Why are sculpts gray?

Hello, everyone!

Today we’re going to answer one question that has been asked a few times for us: why are the dolls sculpts gray?

You may have noticed that when we first showed this picture comparing Jude’s sculpt with a resin Caroline, he’s gray and she’s our color Peach.

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It’s not, as some of you might be thinking, because of the material we sculpt our dolls. The paper clay we used to make Jude is white! Shocking, I know!

The gray comes from the primer we apply on the sculpts before we make the molds. Here it is, alongside my airbrush. In case you’re wondering, I prefer the airbrush instead of the spray can because I get a better control of the flow.

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The primer has three main functions:

First, to give the pieces a uniform and smooth texture, the same that the finished resin doll has.

Second, to make many small imperfections on the sculpt become visible so we can sand them. There is already a sanding process on the sculpts before we apply the primer, but some defects are really small and we can only detect them after the primer.

Third, to shield the sculpt from the silicon of the molds. Some materials, like the paper clay we use, are porous, and if the silicon enter the tiny holes in the sculpt, the mold is ruined. However, with a coat of primer, we protect both the piece and the mold.

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Here is Jude’s sculpt drying after another coating of primer. You can see it’s more uniform than it was in the pictures with Caroline.

Summing up, the main purpose of the primer is to make the sculpt ready to make the mold and prevent problems with the resin pieces. If we fix an imperfection on the sculpt, we don’t have to fix it on every single replicated piece in resin. And, since the primer is gray, everything becomes gray with it.

I hope you all liked this post about the process of making our dolls. If you wish, we can make more of them, just tell us you want more on our facebook page!

Till next time!