Hello again~ I’ve been posting so much lately! And SO MANY box openings that I keep getting behind posting them! Today’s the last doll I’ve bought this year so far, but expect to see more posts anyways because there’s so much to plan and share.
On July 12th, my Dragon from Aileen Doll arrived. I’ve been wanting this doll for so long that it’s unreal that it’s finally here. Waiting time was 3 months. I actually contacted them after 3 months had pass because I couldn’t find my order in the order page (turns out they are hidden after certain time and you can see them by clicking the little calendar on top of the order page). They didn’t explain that to me (they probably didn’t understand me), but they said that my dragon would ship in the next 5 days. And it did!
This is the first thing you see when you open the box.
This is the Ashes box. It is very pretty!! It says basic Ashes, but you can hardly read Ashes so it looks like it only says “basic”. Not sure if I should laugh or cry about that haha.
Certificate of authenticity.
There was a lot of bubble wrap around, but this is how the doll is kept inside. Not sure if you can tell there’s a little horn missing. I sure didn’t notice it until after a while.
I already told a bit of the story on instagram, but one of the tiny horns was broken on the base. I contacted Aileen doll and they said I could glue it with super glue or they could send me another horn via airmail. Of course I said I wanted a new horn, but I also asked what kind of glue they used because I don’t want to harm the head trying to get the old horn’s base off the hole. I still haven’t got an answer about that, but I’ll let you know how things end. Do you guys happen to know what glue they use or how to remove it?
In the meantime, I attached the horn with blutak and put his mako eyes in. He’s adorable even blank. And I’m so happy the eyes I got him worked. Sales page says they use 16-18 mm eyes, so I just went to flickr and asked which size someone was using on his dragon because I liked the proportions haha. I asked this last year way before buying him, but I’m glad I did because it sucks to get the eyes wrong, especially when you are buying urethanes, even if you go for the cheaper ones.
There’s another parcel I received this week that got me really happy, but I’ll talk about it in my next post.
Hope you have a great weekend!!
Congratulations! He is really adorable! Love the “hands”, so tiny and in a way chubby.
Sorry to hear that one of the horns was broken! I hope that you get a new one soon and help to place it right. I would not know how. Super glue can be so messy and dry so fast, so that can be a bit risky.
Look forward to hear about your next parcel!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks!!!the hands are super cute X)!!! I don’t plan on using super glue, but I’m not sure what kind of glue they used, I need to remove the broken base from the face plate.
Congratulations again! And I’m glad that Aileen Doll is willing to send you a replacement horn. What kind of blushing theme are you going to paint this little cutie? 😉
I’m hoping to do something blue and black :D! I don’t plan painting him much different than their default, just tweak the colors a bit, especially the horns, since I prefer them lighter.
Congratulations on this cutie! 😀 Ashes is my favourite from the Aileen Doll dragons as well. I like the half closed eyes, hehe~ ♥
How unfortunate about the broken horn, but it’s good to hear that Aileen Doll will send you a replacement! :3
I’ve used Tamiya’s “ca cement quick type” to glue in magnets for my resin BJDs, it’s been safe to use, I haven’t noticed any issues. Leekeworld used to sell it but it doesn’t seem like they stock it anymore. You can find it on eBay though, for example: here. ^^ What I also like about is is that you put the glue container inside that pen shape thing, and then you press the button and the glue comes out in small drops. Every time I’ve bought other super glues, I always get it on my fingers because I have to touch the container directly. But with the Tamiya glue there are no such problems. ^^ It’s easy to store, too, because if you put the cap on securely, the glue doesn’t dry. This reminds me that I should order more glue too. xD
Thank you!! I’m always very wary of half closed eyes because its harder to make them look nice, but this one was very effortless :D!! He’s my favorite dragon too!
Thank you so much for that tip!!! I will try that out 😀
Aww these dragons are so cute and this little grumpy one will definitely fit with the rest of your crew! ^-^ I’m also looking forward to seeing how you will blush him :3
Thank you!!! He’s grumpy and cute and I love him X)!
You know I always look forward to your posts so I’m excited to hear there are plans for more!
Congrats on the arrival. I know I already said this on IG but I still think it’s a shame about the horns breaking. I hope you do hear back from Aileen doll. I’ve always wondered what they were like as a company so I’m interested in their after sales service. They have some cute little pets.
For the glue, whenever I have to glue things on my resin, I use a water based glue. Most glue bottles will state whether they are water based or not. I’ve found the ones I use have been fine and have had no effect on resin. It was recommended to me by a friend and I’ve had not issues with it myself on the resin bits I’ve used it on.
I find with magnets, the glue most companies use don’t really hold the magnet in for very long. Fairyland magnets are notorious for falling out, at least the ones on my dolls. I always have to glue it back in.
I don’t plan on buying any new dolls, though you never know haha! There’s winter events and summer events and what if SOOM re releases my grail right? But I do have plans for my dolls and stuff I will be sharing in the blog, as always!
Thanks! This is the first time something has arrived broken, so I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. I will let you know what’s the final solution when I get a new reply. For now I need to figure out how to take the broken piece off the face plate.
Thanks for the tip about glue! I agree that magnets tend to fall out rather easily, sometimes they even come off in transit haha! It happened with my Saint when He arrived.
He is just so cute, congrats!!! Sad to read about the horn, but it is good that Aileen Doll sent you a replacement! I hope you can fix the broken base too.
I’m so curious about the parcel you mentioned!
Thanks!! Maybe I can easily take it out with tweezers, but it does seem like its very glued to the faceplate XD!
I love these little dragons, but the only one I ordered my daughter has. 🙂 You sure have had a lot of arrivals lately, did you win Lotto? Ha Ha! I am curious to see the next one now.
Hahahaha I did not!!! I used all the money from selling my SOOM Onyx and Supia Rosy to buy smaller dolls :D!! I also got a nice amount of money from selling full set clothes that I had for my Supia Rosy that never used before selling her (and shoes, many shoes).
Next parcel isn’t a doll 😀 but it’s still a happy parcel~
Wow, ashes is sooo cute, I hope you can get the horn replacement soon~ it doesn’t seem to be a huge issue, thankfully!
The packaging is also really really adorable :O
Thanks!!! Everything about the doll and the box is amazing 😀
I simply love dragons! And this one is no exception. He is so adorable and tiny!
I think the eyes look so great in him! :3
I hope you’ll share lots of more pictures soon!
Thank you!! I am quite happy with his look, i don’t think he will need much paint work to look awesome 😀
Oh wow, he’s adorable! It’s too bad about the horn, but it’s good that they’re sending a replacement.
love that shade of grey – looking forward to seeing how you finish him off! 🙂
Thanks~ I actually thought he would be lighter, but it’s a very nice medium grey 🙂
I love his expression, and his name is perfect for him! Can’t wait to see him painted up! <333
Ashes is the default name, though it suits him!!! I’m not sure what to name him yet x.x…. the name I picked now doesn’t sound so great to me
OMG Ashes! Congratulations on his arrival! He’s also on my wishlist, you’re so lucky to have him home~
I haven’t been here for a while since work has been so hectic recently, but it’s so nice to see you doll family grow one cutie at a time! Congrats on all the arrivals!
Ashes is so cute!! Love him 😀 hope you get your own too!
Thanks for your kind words, hope your work leaves you more free time now, you’ve been missed~