My Dolls – Rune

Name: Rune
Iplehouse EID Luo NS, Super Hero body
Faceup: By me
Eyes: Ersa Flora 12mm resin/glass, custom design by me
Wig: Handcrafted by me
Mods: Facial mods by GarekiPhoenix; SOOM Monzo legs modded to fit; Custom originally sculpted claw hands
Date of Arrival: February 4, 2010

Rune was my first doll. I saved for 16 months before I was able to afford him, at which point my parents surprised me by ordering him as a gift. He is my favorite of my resin crew, and has been a thorn in my side since he arrived.

Since he is on the original version of the EID body, he does not pose well and is difficult to clothe, making him my primary reason for learning to sew well.

Through the years he sustained some damage to his face, which was offset by extensive modifications performed by a dear friend who does exceptional work. His nose has been heavily sanded and reshaped, and his chin and jawline altered. He also has additive modification to his face, filling the recesses in his cheeks to match the more youthful appearance his modified jaw gives him.

As he is meant to be one of the main characters from my epic fantasy series, which begins with the yet-unpublished Serpent’s Tears, he has also received extensive fantasy modifications, such as altering limited SOOM Monzo leg parts to fit the Iplehouse knees, modifications to allow him to stand, an alternate pair of arms with custom elbow joints, and custom-sculpted four-fingered reptilian hands.

His ongoing customization project has been chronicled on my YouTube channel.

I am his first owner and he was purchased directly from Iplehouse. He has had two face-ups, the latter of which featured airbrushing to conceal his additive modifications.

He has several wigs in an assortment of materials. One made with faux fur, two made with heat resistant synthetic fibers, and one made from natural dark brown suri alpaca fleece. A second alpaca wig in a different hair style is a current work in progress. He also has two pairs of eyes; both with a vertically slitted pupil (typically referred to as cat eyes) and both from Ersa Flora. Both pairs were designed by me and created to my custom specifications. They are urethane resin with glass domes. One pair is purple and one is red, and both pairs glow in the dark.

Though he is my favorite, he is not perfect. He would still need more modification to be a perfect fit for the character. Furthermore, the only resin colors available at the time he was made were white and normal resin. I think Iplehouse’s Realskin resin would suit him better, but replacing him is an unreasonable expense when he’s a perfectly good doll and after so many years and so many modifications, dyeing the doll isn’t a reasonable option.

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