October 2016 budget wrecking

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off to walk the pet dragon on the battlements

That over-the-top floofy dress is awesome! Put it on G2F Skyler, then continued my “little girls and dragons” theme — I’m rather fond of that Long Neck Dragon figure, even if it is an old one. And I’d forgotten I’d bought the Castle Turret. It’s a nice prop, though it takes quite a while to render. (This one took almost four hours.)

As October winds down, I realize I managed to spend more money than I intended. I’d been pretty good the last few months, but that PC sale usually pulls me in, even if I’m no longer in the PC Club.

A few non-Halloween products I was especially excited to get hold of:

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Darius 6! He finally joins Lee 6, and now I only need Mei Lin 6  and Monique 6 to finish up my “wish list” of Gen2 base figures (though I wouldn’t mind acquiring Scott 6 if he goes on sale.) I bought Freak 5 because he was only $1.99. Good deal! After I bought the Achilles face I realized that I still have no texture sets for the G3M! None, except the one he came with. I suppose I’ll have to do something about that one of these days. 😛 Liked the look of Ali’s new hair prop; bought it at his store instead of Renderosity.

Then there were the Halloween-themed indulgences:

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Already mentioned why I picked up Jezabeth. The Possessed V4 texture was a good deal and I generally like this vendor’s textures; buying it was pretty much inevitable. Maddelerium’s store is on sale at Renderosity, and so I bought Kelsey V4, which in turn allowed me to get Giggles V4 for free (part of the current Halloween deals at the store.) Stan M4 now has an equally creepy female counterpart! The Ring Light set was inexpensive and since it’s for Iray, I figure it’ll come in handy — and I like some of the special effects. Finally, the Hat House…cute and toony!

Wow, I still buy a lot of stuff for V4.

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DNA Store

The end is nigh….

I see some of the items I’ve made freebies for are likely to go away and so — if you don’t already have them — now might be a good time to pick up Mike’s Tiki Bar and the Plushie Revisited dress.

I picked up:

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Got Jezebeth because I needed a red girl to go with my red boy (Sebastian G2M.) The Dark Elements M4 poses are nice; not sure how I missed them before. The Enchanted Dreams Dress for G2F is delightfully floofy and over-the-top, so I bought it, along with the texture add-on. Finally, I picked up Felicita & Fiorello for K4 because as far as K4 textures go, they’re a little different. I also like the face morphs.

If you’re a fan of the Plushie figures, go through A_’s store. I don’t know if Anat is moving her products anywhere else, but she does have a lot of Plushie poses.

Late night dial spinning

Working on some of the Dusk dial face morphs. I apologize in advance for the textures; I just don’t have enough for this character. I realize tinting a texture a darker color is cheating, but it’s all I’ve got for the moment.

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I probably should’ve used the brown texture for Omri Hair to match the eyebrows, but this is good enough for a test render.

I also hauled out V4 and took the old girl through a few humorous dial spins:

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She looks so friendly! Like a grandmotherly ogress in a hot babe outfit (first time I’ve ever used this outfit, btw.)

Then I felt guilty for ignoring G3F and tried to do something with her too:

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She looks like a Martina to me and so that’s what I named her. Anybody interested in her preset? You’d need the G3F Head Morphs and V7, as she uses a bit of V7’s head shape.

V4/M4 still win, hands down, in regards to the ease of creating lots of interesting and diverse dial morph characters. The G3F Head Morph set doesn’t have nearly as many dials as the old Morphs++ sets.

But she’s a pretty figure, this G3F, even if harder to dial morph. I’ve considered buying that 200+ Head Morphs set that’s at DAZ, but there’s no male equivalent as far as I can tell and I’m not really interested in having the one without the other.

Edit to add: Look who I finally bought! Lee 6, woo!

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