Well defined hands. Once I have time to remove the seam lines, blushing will add even more realism.
Seamline on the arms. Nothing to be alarmed about, although having never owned a doll or even seen one with seam lines before, it did freak me out at first!
Side view. More seam lines, these not quite as obvious.
Side view of leg.
Inner thigh. This was the seam line that I first noticed, and began my frantic researching online to reassure myself. Since Lionel's sculpt will not be made any longer, I was worried I had got stuck with a last run, broken doll.
But as soon as I found a tutorial on removing seam lines, the pictures were identical to what you see here. Very reassuring, and made me feel a little silly for panicking. :D
His awesome, mature, realistic manly sculpt. His eyes seem small compared to the BJD's I have seen and own, but it's what makes him look real and not anime. Although he does look like he's squinting against a bright light at times. Maybe he had a rough night out drinking? :D
His head sculpt with the 8mm eyes installed. LeekeWorld provided a nice color, kind of a light brown merging to darker. Very realistic looking, but because they're so small, it's hard to see them without extra lighting.
Face on view. You still can't quite see those lovely eyes.
Closeup on the eyes. You can sort of see them now, and see the tiny lashes LeekeWorld installed. Awesome!
I turned the flash on for this one. Now you can see those eyes. The faceup is more defined here, too. They did a spectacular job on the shading. I think the Rose skintone helps here, too. As my BFF commented, if his faceup had been done darker, he would have ended up looking "seedy".
I think if I had gone for the white skin tone like I nearly did (as two of my other resin BJDs have, and is a personal preference), he wouldn't look as appealing. Looking back at LeekeWorld's stock pictures, they show him in the white skin, or at least with lighter skin than mine with a lot of light and a darker beard, and he does look pretty darn swarthy and seedy indeed! :D
This was the only 8-9 wig I had on hand to try on him. It's a decent fit, but the cut doesn't look quite right, since it was actually from Soom Smokey Day Gena. Still, the black hair is a good look on him.
But more wigs are on the way, including a blonde and a wine red, along with new eyes to try out.
Just another closeup with flash, at a different angle.
Closeup with wig, and flash.
Closeup with wig, without flash. His eyes disappear again. He even looks a little irritated. :D
Closeup with wig, and flash. The eyes are back, and he doesn't look as annoyed now. :D
The LeekeWorld Lionel I got is the L body, muscular. He's muscular without being "ripped", so again he looks realistic and mature, and not like an anime teenager.
I sewed a pair of grey knit boxers as soon as he arrived, since he is definitely anatomically correct, and this isn't a peep show. No "full monty" here! :D
A bit more closeup on the muscular chest.
Being a BJD, he's very poseable, but his joints feel a bit "stiff". I'm being very careful how I move and pose him so I don't catch the edges of his joints and chip him. He came from the factory tightly strung, so he at least for now won't require any joint sueding or string tightening. He can easily touch his chin and side of his face and top of his head with his hand, and hold the pose. He is also easily able to stand on his own, but I wouldn't dare leave him unattended that way.
First glimpse of the body sculpt. He is the L body, muscular, and it definitely shows here.
He grudgingly stood for this shot while both of us felt more than a little that I was exploiting him just for his body with this one. :D
But here you can see how well defined his sculpt is. His legs look real, instead of obviously a doll, and his proportions are good. He's tall and and a bit lanky, but the muscular sculpt balances it all out.
Once I have time to remove the seam lines, and do a body blush, he'll look even more realistic, and fantastic!
This is the second LeekeWorld doll I own (the first being my little Rainy girl). From one extreme to the other in doll sizes, I am very pleased with this company's work. Thank heaven's Denver Doll Emporium is a U.S. retailer, and allows layaways! I'm sure I won't be able to resist another of their dolls in a MSD size in the future.