It only took two days for DD Saber Lily to make her way from basically one side of the continent to the other but it felt like forever while I waited for her arrival. It’s been a while since I have been so impatient for a package to arrive! Though despite my eagerness to open up the Dollfie of my dreams (pun totally intended) I waited an extra day with her sitting there in the box! Part of why I waited was because by the time I was home and settled after running tons of errands it was 11:15pm and I had work the next morning. The other part of why I waited was I wanted much better light so that I could take a bunch of photos!
That being said, I did start to lose the light towards the end of our shoot, so you’ll have to pardon some of the photos since I had to resort to the built in flash on my SLR – I still think overall the photos turned out well, and I’ll interject comments here and there. Of course I couldn’t leave my other Dollfie out of this momentous event! Plus she has a name! Though I still have a habit of calling her Yukino a lot, I decided to name her Elle! What do you guys think?
For this shoot I decided it would be nicest to clear off our coffee table completely – and I’m really glad I did because there were so many parts packed into her box!! I used a light coloured bedsheet as a backdrop, and MoMo decided to have some fun on it before we got everything unpacked. So I’ll start with a picture of her!
It’s Elle with a large box! On the left we have Saber’s sword Excalibur with Avalon scabbard and on the right we have the sword Saber Lily comes with: Caliburn! Saber Lily’s box is really pretty but also subtle, the artwork on it is fantastic – if you get a chance go look at the larger images on flickr to get a better look.
The swords are quite large (they’re shown later out of the box don’t worry!) but they aren’t quite as gigantic as the sword that Alter’s Shin Sonic Fate comes with! I only know this because Bob showed me on Skype over the weekend! ^_^
Saber is free from her plastic prison!!! Decided to throw on a wig I purchased specifically for her from Leeke World while they had their free shipping promo. Of course I couldn’t leave her naked so she’s wrapped up in one of my silk scarves. I forgot how big the M-bust was when I took her out of the packaging! I had gotten used to Elle’s S-bust so it was a bit of a shock!
There’s little bits of wire in her skirt that allow you to pose it like her promo shots show. It also helps to keep the outer skirt more rigid. There’s a LOT of fabric going on here – plus the petticoat underneath all that fabric is actually easiest to put on if you remove her top half from her lower half. SLIGHTLY HORRIFIC DISMEMBERMENT.
After a LOT of work we got her into all her armour. It’s fairly straight forward it’s just time consuming. As you can see her feet get removed and so do her hands. it’s a little horrific but the results are FANTASTIC. My light was starting to go by this point but I will definitely get some nice detail shots of her armour – especially the leg pieces – when I get a chance in better lighting.
Saber Lily’s ‘spot’ in our bedroom – she gets to chill with my amazing zebra (which many of you may recognise from IKEA) I’m really glad I have a saddle stand for her though – she’s so heavy with all that armour it’s tricky to get her balanced. I certainly wouldn’t want to leave her free standing for any extended period of time!
I hope you all enjoyed the photos! I still find it hard to believe that this Dollfie actually belongs to me despite spending my hard-earned money on her. It feels like it was just yesterday Bob was showing me leaked images of her, and now here she is sitting in my apartment.