Earlier this year, Ashbet on Flickr asked about a Fairyland MiniFee head on Darak Doll body hybrid. Initially, I was skeptical – I didn’t think this hybrid would work. I’m happy to say, however, that it turned out much better than I expected! In fact, I’d say that it’s a great idea, especially if you are looking to add some body shape diversity to your MSD-sized crew.
I chose Miyu for this experiment because she is the more youthful-looking MiniFee, which is similar to Darak Doll’s aesthetic. Also, since Miyu is one of the biggest MiniFee heads, I was curious if she would appear bobble-headed on the Darak body.
The proportions work very well. The wider hips are balanced nicely by MiniFee Miyu’s bigger head. They don’t seem quite as big as they do with the original Remy head, which is one wig size smaller than Miyu. The shoulders are noticeably narrow, but don’t push Miyu into the bobble-headed territory. This is probably the largest head I would want to put on this body.
MiniFee “neck part” attachment will fit on the Darak body just fine, though may require some sueding to compensate for Darak’s slightly narrower neck. Incidentally, this slight difference in neck sizes is why I wasn’t able to put Remy’s head on the MiniFee body.
Resin colors, however, are quite different. Darak normal resin is very light, somewhat close to yellowed white resin. To give a better idea of resin color differences, below is MiniFee Juri 13 head on the Darak body, which was also cast in 2013. This match is better, but there’s still a noticeable difference – the Fairyland resin is a pinker shade. Also, I’m sure the two resins will age very differently, so some blushing will be in order for a better match.
I like it!
I think this hybrid has a lot of potential, and may be an interesting option for those floating MiniFee heads that have a tendency of multiplying the longer one has been in the hobby! The biggest obstacles in making this happen is the resin match, but it’s a simple fix with some blushing.
What do you think? Is this a hybrid you’d be interested in putting together?