Since the arrival of Mocha U-noa Quluts 2nd last week (previous blog link here), she has been standing next to my notebook PC on my working desk. This doll is totally new to me and I don’t know much about her. So, I decided to get familiar with her by buying a newly released book by its sculptor, Gentaro Araki, called “U-noa Freak 2”.
U-noa Freak 2
It has been 5 years since vol. 1 is issued. With a creative mind like the gifted Gentaro, the cover of this book is also very creative. The book cover is actually an illustration on BJD painting BJDs by Gentaro himself. It is further wrapped by a plastics cover jacket with very rich black floral print on it. When it is wrapped on the magazine, the nude and bald BJDs became dressed up and wigged.
In this “U-noa Freak 2”, there are many full color pictures of various boys and girls U-noa, plus some cloth patterns. The most interesting parts of this book to me are (1) the step-by-step tutorial on the face-up of U-noa Zero and Chibi (it means “shorty” in Japanse) “Lilin”; and how to assemble U-noa Zero (2) The body articulation evolution history illustrated with many drawings and pictures. Gentaro gives me very clear ideas on how the bodies are engineered and why they are made in such ways.
Besides, there are some mails orders available on U-noa parts, accessories like wigs, shoes, faceplates, or even a no face assembled U-noa through this magazine only. Unfortunately, it only sells domestically. Meaning that you have to have a Japanese address and paid in Japan.
Data on Mocha U-noa
As Mocha U-noa Quluts 2nd has a unique body measurement, I don’t have a wardrobe ready for her. Therefore, I searched online and found the information below (not official but a collection of data from here and there):
17” DeeAnna Denton boots fits
18” CED shoes too small and too tight
18” Kitty Coolier shoes fits really well.
22” tonner model shoes may fits, but some may be too big
22” Joe Tai’s boots fits
No for Gene, Tyler, Sybarite, Jamieshow, Deva, Avant Guard
5-6” Monqiue Golden Collection
Some Franklin Mint outfits, Dollmore 16”. But it various from outfits to outfits.
U-noa 2.0 Body Measurement:
Here is a wonderful link how to assemble U-noa:
Pictures credit: Gentaro Araki
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