Going to make this entry super quick because busy afternoon in preparation for the work week. I just stumbled across some blog entries by @Driver showcasing a brand new body type compatible with XBody 1.8.2 and needless to say I had to try it out. You can read the original entry here and get the addon to test for yourself here. Comparisons between this addon, the Default Body and the Female Body V2 can be seen here. Now, onto the review of the NBP version 0.29 Body Mod.
For this experiment (and after one too many crashes), I'm using a brand new model, yet not a new character for me. This is Negi Haruno, and I'll be speaking about her later on as I figure out what her place within the TrappVerse will be. I can say that she is 20 years old, she's from Japan (duh...) and she is a musician. With that out of the way, onto the addon itself.
The body sculpture for this is just EXQUISITE. I'm the kind of guy that will want his models to show off the midriff as much as possible and I have to say: This is the absolute best stomach/belly I have seen on any body mod, EVER. Period, bar none. It's that good. The rib and stomach definition are just absolutely perfect. I narrowed down the waist a little bit on the Customizer, but even without a narrower waist, the midriff section is just that good. Just how I love my tummies!
One point of contention and conflict for me with this one is the butt and hips. Don't get me wrong, the shape is PERFECTION. If I'm known for something is for how much I love ass, and the ass on this is way too good. WAY too good. I found, however that if your models are already stock with big butts from the standard body sliders, the butt will look very wide. Not complaining, but you might want to consider toning it down on the regular butt sliders for this one.
Also an issue with posing is that the "joints" between the hips and thighs warp as in the following picture, but I didn't have much time to play with this. This is a potential "issue" I will talk about on a future post or a revision of this post, but so far, the misplacement is very present. Hopefully it will be a pose problem and not an addon one.
Last but not least, the genital area looks super cute! Still remains to be seen how it will work on actual intercourse, but I'm looking forward to experiment with it! As for the shoulder area, using the Shoulder Rotation controls on PoseEdit make them look better than they've ever been, looking very natural with the body.
My overall first impression of this is: I will be abusing this addon. A lot. The body sculpture for this is a work of art. The main problem is clothes fitting and, quoting the man himself, he didn't bother with the existing clothes for this, so that might be a problem for regular poses, so it remains to be seen how this issue is ultimately fixed. But overall: I love it even more than the F7C, which has serious issues of its own. Great work, Driver!! I can't wait for the official release!