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Quin’s New Head and Eyes

We want to thank our friends at 3DKitBash.com for their amazing doll, Quin. You may have heard me mention her, a few times.

The Kickstarter was a success! Our friends at 3DK have given us at rayedelsol.com a chance to review the new Quin head FIRST and bring you our thoughts. Thank you so much, 3DK for this opportunity!

Quin's New Head and Eyes

Quin’s new head prints in two different pieces. This allows you to insert 12mm doll eyes into her head, similar to a BJD.
Quin's New Head and Eyes
The seam isn’t very noticeable, and I think with a proper wig, you wouldn’t even see it.

Quin's New Head and Eyes
That weird film you see on her eyes is left-over glue. The head that 3DK sent me also comes with printable eyes. We had printed these eyes and glued them in, but I just wasn’t happy with the result. The eyes print in two pieces, a part for the whites and another for the irises. These two don’t perfectly fit (the irises are too small) and caused for some slipping. I just didn’t like the look they gave her.

Edit: I’m going to add some photos of the 3D printed eyes. These have glue on them, so please don’t hold that against them. Also, I had lost my natural lighting when I snapped these photos, so her coloring may look a little off.
3D Printed Eyes
3D Printed Eyes - Closer

Quin's New Head and Eyes
These are 12mm doll/cat eyes that I purchased for 99 cents at Hobby Lobby. There is a tiny gap on the side of her eyes, but the eyes stay firmly in place with no glue needed. I didn’t even have to take the screw off the back of the eyes! 3DK left a place in her head for them to sit.

I think this new eye mechanism (and her new wrists, thanks to Mr. del Sol) give her SO much more character!

Quin's New Head and Eyes

Quin's New Head and Eyes

Quin's New Head and Eyes

Quin's New Head and Eyes

What do you think? Are you excited for your Quin upgrades? Natalie (from 3DKitBash) sent out an update today saying
“We wanted to let you all know that we’re running behind. We really appreciate your support, and we’re working hard to get caught up. We’re sorry for the delay. We just need a bit more time!
Over the next few days we’ll post pictures online so you can see our progress!
We promise to deliver fun, cool 3D mods and accessories for Quin. We’ll keep you posted. ~Natalie”

I can assure you, 3DK is very busy getting Quin’s modifications perfect! I can’t wait to see what all comes from this Kickstarter project!

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Quin Kickstarter Update

The Quin Kickstarter is SO close to making it! The funding is over 75% and there is less than $1,000 left to go! Please go check out the Kickstarter in order to pledge! There was an update posted earlier today:

We’ve added another reward level – this is the only level that includes a printed collector Quin doll with all the printed mods and accessories in QUIN: TO INFINITY! included. At this level, you’ll also get all the digital files to print out QUIN: TO INFINITY! yourself.

Only 5 available at $200. Get yours now!

At this level, the printed doll you will receive will be a display-quality art piece. We will clean and finish her so her joints are tight and she looks optimal for display. She’ll be printed using teal and aqua filament, and she’ll even have manufactured doll eyes!

For $200 you’ll receive TANGIBLE and DIGITAL versions of everything in QUIN: TO INFINITY!

Quin G1 Base Body
New Head Style
Printable Eyes
Ported Body Parts
Utility Pins
3 New Faces
3 New Hand Sets
Holster & Gear
Quin Display Stand
New Hip Style
New Lower Leg Style
Rocket Pack
Space Helmet
We’re almost there! Thanks for backing QUIN: TO INFINITY! You’re keeping 3DK developing quality models for 3D printers! ~Natalie

The link is https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3dkitbash/3d-printer-meets-teleporter-with-3dks-quin-to-infi/posts

Go and pledge! Even if you can’t get the $200 level, giving $1 or $5 helps the cause!

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Quin Kickstarter Update

The Quin Kickstarter has reached over 50% funding! She sits at $1986 (a good year, if I do say something myself) but she still needs $1,514 more! 3DKitBash has posted some updates that I’d like to share:

Here are a couple concept sketches for the items that are to be included:

Back the 'To The Nines' level or higher to help your Quin get a little more emotional! -New faces will work with the new head style.

Back the ‘To The Nines’ level or higher to help your Quin get a little more emotional! -New faces will work with the new head style.

Backers at the 'To Infinity' and beyond, will receive (among other cosmic items) a Rocket Pack for Quin! - Pictured is not the final design.

Backers at the ‘To Infinity’ and beyond, will receive (among other cosmic items) a Rocket Pack for Quin! – Pictured is not the final design.

You don’t have to have a 3D printer to appreciate how awesome this is going to be. If you don’t own a 3D printer, you can still back the project at the $5 (or $10) level and help it along. There aren’t any posted rewards for doing this, but I offer my undying gratitude and a “THANK YOU!” from me for helping this along! Go to the Kickstarter and pledge accordingly.

Also, check out the mentions at the top of the page. Thanks 3DKitBash for recognizing rayedelsol.com as a supporter! 

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Pump-Quin

I’ve been blowing up Tumblr and Twitter with posts about Quin the 3D Printed Fashion Doll. If you haven’t checked it out lately, the Kickstarter has reached 50%, but we still need your help! Go pledge now, even if it is just $5, help support this amazing doll!

In the mean time, how about some posts about my newest Quin print. This is Pump-Quin.
Pump-Quin gets new wrists

Pump-Quin is printed in fluorescent orange filament. She glows in UV light! This photo also shows a modification that my husband made to the original Quin files that gives her articulated wrists!

Pump-Quin gets new wrists

Pump-Quin gets new wrists

This one feature changes the doll so much. She now has personality, attitude, and sass. I can’t wait to see what she’ll look like with real doll eyes!

What do you think about Pump-Quin? Do the wrists change your opinion of this doll? Have you given to the Kickstarter yet?

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