So, unfortunately, when Boxer's torso arrived, it came in the wrong color. After speaking to LucidToys, they told me that they were out of stock of the natural colored torsos that I originally wanted, and sent a brown/tan colored one as a replacement. They also told me they weren't sure when they would get the natural colored ones in again. I tried to work out a deal with them, but in the end, it would've required me to spend more money if I wanted the correct torso, which I wasn't in the position to do. Because Boxer's torso is supposed to be only temporary until I can get a new body for her, I decided to keep the torso and figure out a way to color it a different skin tone.
Here is the torso I received:
As you can see, a completely different color to her head. It was like salt to the wound, since I was already upset over her MLD body breaking on me. The gel boobs were also a little flat, so I had to go in and pump them with air using a syringe needle.
Here is my first attempt at changing the color using foundation powder:
Very chalky and overall didn't give the coverage I thought it would. So, after experimenting with both liquid foundation and oil based foundation, I discovered that those seem to work best at absorbing and locking into the TPE. Once I found a solution, I made a trip to CVS for the correct foundation.
Here is what the torso looked like after two layers of foundation:
Much better, though I had to let the foundation dry for at least 12 hours before working on it again. This is only the front side of the torso. The back will have to be done once this side is finished.
I then decided to lock everything in with the foundation powder that I originally bought, and to cover up some of the streaks that were still showing. Here are the results:
Then I went in with some detail for the nipples and vagina:
This is still a work in progress, as it may take me a good while to complete the entire torso, but overall I'm pretty satisfied with how it looks. It's not perfect, but the color definitely looks different from what it was before. This was also pretty fun to do, even if it was trial and error. It felt like I was back in art class, painting a sculpture to be put on display. I've finally put my art degree to use, lmao. I'll definitely post the final results once I'm finished.