I was chatting with the handsome Mr. Duncan Giano the other day and he mentioned that he had purchased the deluxe version of the new male mesh body that was just released by The Shops. Not only that, he had also purchased the mesh head and he was quite happy with both, so of course I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to ask him to pose for me for the blog.
I have always found him to be devilishly handsome, but I have to admit, his new face reminds me of a line from Taylor Swift’s Blank Space – “Oh my God, look at that face. You look like my next mistake!”
I had asked him to pose for me because I haven’t purchased the mesh project body myself and I thought it would be good to show how it looks and also share an image of the alpha hud.
I did take Manberry to The Shops and picked up the free version of the body, but I noticed when I wore it at that time with the default SL head, because I don’t wear mesh heads, I couldn’t get rid of the gap/seam on the neck at all, even after I clicked retrofit on their hud. However, yesterday, they sent an update to the body so I’m sharing images of Manberry wearing the free body in this plurk last night and the neck is now seamless. To get the neck seamless like that, I had to put his body fat at 0 and I wore their neckfader tattoo that comes with the body. With that, as you can see, their free body is now wearable.
Here are some details about the body and head:
There are two versions of the mesh head (image of options), basic which is L$2999 and deluxe which is L$5000. It states that the deluxe version is animated, how it’s animated I’m not sure.
There are four versions of the mesh body (image of options), free (which is the one Manberry has) starter for L$1000, basic for L$2999 and deluxe for L$5000. Out of all these versions, only the deluxe comes with an alpha hud. So basically if you want to wear any clothing with this body, you would have to purchase the deluxe version.
Here is an image of their alpha hud that comes with the deluxe version of the male mesh body only:
One thing I have always had difficulty with at The Shops is the shopping experience. Their HUD system is very hard to use, a massive learning curve in my opinion, however I have heard that their live help is very quick to respond and very helpful. I believe it is 24 hours as well. Just go to the sim and you’ll see the online indicator for the live help support.
These are just my small experiences with the body. Aside from that, I have noticed quite a few people on plurk sharing their experiences with The Mesh Project body and head as well, so I’m sharing links to plurks on public timelines in case you would like more info:
- Devin Vaughn shares his experience with the mesh head
- Vincent Vile shares his thoughts with pics
- A few people share their thoughts in Nath Pevensey‘s plurk
I do like the way the body looks, but I think it’s important for you guys to head down there and try the free version on for yourself as everyone has their own preferences. So, take the SLurl to The Shops and pick up the free version.
A big thank you to Duncan for taking the time to pose for me. I really appreciate it. <3
Here is what Duncan is wearing:
Skin: THESKINSHOP (11) (SKIN) ‘Yves’ (Athletic)
with THESKINSHOP (11) (FACIALHAIR) ‘Handsome’ facial hair
Hair: Exile::High and Dry Blacks
with THESKINSHOP (11) (HAIRBASE) ‘Classic’ (Black Hair) – I could only find a female version there.
Pants: RONSEM* old skinny jeans / black 3
with RONSEM* old skinny belt
Shoes: [Deadwool] Patmos boots – black
IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf (S)
.Pekka. Mille Unisex Piercing
[MANDALA]SHAMIRA DOG TAG necklace/Black
[MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_SMEXY watch on left wrist
[MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_SMEXY bracelet on right wrist
What I’m wearing:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Deetalez skin & Maitreya Lara body appliers by Steffi Villota
Hair: LeLutka Pocahontas by Thora Charron
*Lingerie: Zaara Lingerie Appliers for Maitreya Lara by Zaara Kohime