~ Volks MSD Mika Old Girl
~ Volks MSD Mika SD PureSkin Girl Body
Please be aware there is nudity involved as this is a comparison of body
types of different dolls and the only way to notice the differences is
especially when the doll is unclothed. If you feel any discomfort in
this, please leave this page. ^^ Thanks~
Note that the MSD Old body in comparison is tightly strung and wired
with hip to thigh area sueded while the PS body is loosely strung and
has not undergone any esthetic whatsoever.
view of bodies
Top is old body while the bottom one is the Pure Skin body.
shot of the heads
Note that there is a slight skin colour difference.
This is not because of the lightning or flash. The old body is
paler and bit yellow while the PS body has a lovely peachy glow to it
which looks much healthier ^^;;
The old body's legs has a slight tendency to float up and the torso
to lean back. The PS body sits up beautifully and is seriously stable.
From the side its really noticeable how much the old body leans
backwards while the PS body sits naturally with a straight back and legs
Yuni pose XD
The old body can do it with legs further apart and have a hard time
balancing. In order to keep the pose she either has to lean forward or
have her hands supporting her. Also note that this body is tightly
strung and wired which is one of the factors to why she can do this
Yuni pose again...
The PS body does it with legs together and is quite stable. Keep in
mind that this body at the moment is loosely strung and had it been
strung better, the pose would have been better.
The old body joint is and awkward jutting out 'ball' which makes it
difficult to sit.
The smooth rounded 'ball' of the PS body makes it so much easier to
sit and stand by filling the grooves on the lower torso and so
stabilizing the body better.
view of hips & elbow joints
For the elbow 'ball' at the old body is less rounded and the opening
is shorter than the PS body. This limits the hand poses of the old body
as when the elastic meets the end of the "U" while bending the
arm, it sends the arm back to where it is. Hard to explain X_x;
The opening "U" shape where the legs meets the body where
the string goes through for the old body is 'shorter' while the PS body
has a longer opening. This helps for sitting the body as the elastic has
more leeway to more forward. This helps awfully a lot when sitting and
has eliminated the lean backward tendency of old body Minis. Of course
unnoticeable is the snaps where the hip joint is that also helps in
making the PS body more stable.
Not much changes ne ? XD
Unnoticeable in the picture is the hidden 'lever' thing in the old msd
body at the waist joint that keeps the upper torso from leaning
backwards or forwards too much. This 'lever' is present in the PS body
but in a much shrunken size allowing the torso more movement forwards or
the openings where the hand meets the shoulder are widened on the PS
body compared to the old body, allowing the PS body to hold her poses
better when the arm is raised or etc.
Quite a big improvement on the knee joint. The old body is on the
left where the 'ball' is rounder, half covered by the upper thigh and
the "U" opening isn't quite as long as the one on the PS body.
The 'ball' on the PS body is molded right into the calf but on the old
body, it has to be glued onto the calf.
thighs on the PS body are a tad slimmer and less rounded than the old
body ones giving it a less 'bulky' shape.
The old body's ankle joint
'ball' is glued on to the calf and the opening for the elastic to pass
through is at the bottom part where it joins to the foot. On the PS body
however, the joint 'ball' is free and the openings are at the top. This
system allows for the S-hook that holds the foot to the elastic to rest
on the 'bowl-like' area of the 'ball' joint for easy swapping of feet XD
view of legs
In the old body, the joints
do not 'fit' together as well as the PS body one does as can been seen
in the thigh to calf joint. Also the PS body legs has a more natural
look to it as there is no jutting out ball from the back of the ankle. I
wonder why they did not do the same thing for the arm elbow 'ball'
While both can raise up one
knee when lying down, the old body does it with difficulty while on the
PS, the pose just snaps into place. Also the PS body holds this pose in
a more natural position and does not show so much of the 'tunnel' inside
up side view
To illustrate what I meant.
The body in front is the old body while the one at the back is the PS
body. The longer "U" of the knee 'ball' joint mentioned
earlier helped in keeping the bend part more upright and with a less
tendency to kick back. This however does not happen with the old body