First off, I edited the Miel base (some people who have visited my old site might remember), and I think I managed to improve it quite a bit. There's also a new pose now I'm not posting the image on the forums since it's a bit too large, but you can see it here: http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/4743/miel28hp.gif
I sorted out several issues with proportion, changed the shading, slightly edited the ******* and added eyebrows. Even though I feel it's a lot better now, there's still several things I don't like, namely the face (too anime-ish), the shoulder (it just isn't right!) and the fact that it seems to be going to topple over any minute. (if anyone wants to see how the old base looked like, look here: http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/3505/miel8hr.gif
Anyway, I read Joel on Software (I didn't understand anything, but it was interesting), and the part about eating your own dog food and I decided to try out my own base. The result?
I'm pretty satisfied with these two dolls, especially the second. I know the first one's foot is strange; I edited the base after making the doll.