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Hidden Gems: NPC Makeovers

They're the unsung heroes who deliver pizzas, fix showers, and wrangle burglars. I thought it was high time the service Sims (well, the better-looking ones, to be completely honest) got their moment in the spotlight.

In other words, I was bored. And I thought I needed to practise my makeover skills, particularly with the girls.

Before I start, I should mention a few things.
Firstly, all the Sims I make over will be aged down (or up) to Young Adult.
Secondly, I'm challenging myself to tweak these Sims as little as possible - while I want to bring out their full potential, I also want them to remain recognisable. So, most of these Sims will simply have different hair, plus some small adjustments to the sliders for their face shape, cheeks, and/or nose.
Thirdly, while I do use a CC skin (Kurasoberina's Primer Ultra HD) and CC hair, I don't use any custom sliders apart from one that adjusts brow thickness.
Finally, feedback is welcome on any of my makeovers :)

Enough talk, let's get down to business - we're starting off close to home with these cutie service Sims from Sunset Valley :)

Jake Roland
Occupation: Social worker
Age: Adult (aged down to YA)

Tuesday Sears
I spent the longest on her - she just had so much potential :>
Occupation: Repairwoman
Age: Adult (aged down to YA)

Alessandra Thistle
Occupation: Social worker
Age: Adult (aged down to YA)

And last, but certainly not least...
Torgo Pendragon
Occupation: Pizza delivery man
Age: YA

Hope you enjoy~


  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,416 Member
    @TinySpaceFox I don't really pay attention to NPCs but I am familiar with Tuesday. I have seen Torgo's name in map view but never went in for a close look. I must say, he looked much better than I expected! I am a firm believer in keeping premades recognizable when making over. If a sim needs to be changed a lot to make them presentable they may as well be renamed as well!
    You did a great job! :)
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,241 Member
    Wow! They look super. I'm not familiar with any of them, so not sure what they looked like before, but you did a great job and I'd put Jake and Torgo in my game any day! I need more guys since @CravenLestat has kept me supplied with the ladies lately. :wink:
  • TinySpaceFoxTinySpaceFox Posts: 969 Member
    Thank you @Mikezumi and @bekkasan for the wonderful comments! I’m glad to see you enjoyed my makeovers :>

    I think this weekend I’ll get started on the service Sims of Appaloosa Plains, the second town I ever got. I’m really looking forward to it!
  • GoulsquashGoulsquash Posts: 667 Member
    Kale Parrott of Appaloosa Plains is probably my all time favourite NPC. Total opposite of his lame cheating brother Kanoa.

    Love your makeovers, especially Tuesday! They look great!
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  • TinySpaceFoxTinySpaceFox Posts: 969 Member
    edited March 2018
    A long overdue update, this time featuring service Sims from Appaloosa Plains. Enjoy!

    Kale Parrott
    , specially for @Goulsquash :)
    Occupation: Firefighter
    Age: Adult (aged down to YA)

    Avery Sage
    Occupation: Burglar
    Age: YA

    Ashleigh Ashford
    She had the fewest tweaks, she's already beautiful :>
    Occupation: Firefighter
    Age: YA

    Seymore Cole
    Occupation: Maid
    Age: YA

    Benedict Brier
    This cutie can deliver to my house any time :tongue:
    Occupation: Pizza delivery man
    Age: YA
  • GoulsquashGoulsquash Posts: 667 Member
    @TinySpaceFox Yay! Your version looks great :) as well as all your other sims of course. I forgot about Benedict, he's always a pleasant surprise on the off chance my sims get a pizza.
    My Blog More to come in the future
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  • A785A785 Posts: 1 New Member
    These are some great-looking sims! Any chance you would upload them to the exchange or somewhere else? I am particularly hopeless at making or finding male sims that don't look like potatoes or ultra-feminine.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,416 Member
    The Appaloosa Plains sims look great! Is that the world that comes with Pets?
  • TinySpaceFoxTinySpaceFox Posts: 969 Member
    @A785 I'm glad you like my makeovers! :) I'd love to upload them, though they do use quite a bit of CC so it may not be on the exchange. Perhaps SimFileShare or Dropbox.

    @Mikezumi Thanks, I'm happy to hear you like them :> Yep, Appaloosa Plains is the town from Pets.

    Anyway, I must apologise for not updating in so long, I've been busy with real-world stuff. I just had a big test today. It went well, thankfully, and I feel like a huge weight has just been lifted off my chest :tongue: But I won't be getting back into Simming until next Wednesday at least, because I have one more paper (grrrr....)

    I think the next town I'll tackle will be Riverview :>
  • Cadh20000Cadh20000 Posts: 678 Member
    edited September 2018
    I think the next town I'll tackle will be Riverview :>

    Riverview, eh? That's where my Larkinson family is! The wife, Fawn, was from the "Into the Future" expansion, but the boys' girlfriends were regular Sims from the town. I've changed some makeup and outfits for the 3 but they were quite pretty to begin with so keep an eye out!
    Names: Fawn Lacey(from the future(original Oasis Landing, not the changed ones), now a Larkinson and married to my starting sim), Kara Avril from Riverview, and Shantel Stringer also from Riverview.
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  • FrigidChickFrigidChick Posts: 52 Member
    Vladimir Schlick from Bridgeport:

    Agnes Crumplebottom from Sunset Valley... after "bumping" into Vladimir. (I had this crazy idea to move the vampires into Sunset Valley, because reasons.)

    Elvira Slayer also from Bridgeport:

    Jessica Talon from Bridgeport:

    Raphael Striker after FINALLY getting turned by Jessica:
  • aglitteringsimmeraglitteringsimmer Posts: 56 Member
    @TinySpaceFox I'm loving Avery Sage... Totally fits her job as burgular but she also looks gorgeous. Have to try this sometime!
    An average simmer wasting her life away
    --just kidding, will find a photo of my fave sim soon--
  • AnimaagAnimaag Posts: 312 Member
    Wow! I have only met Tuesday Sears and she looks amazing and you have kept the resemblance very well. I will keep my eyes open to spot the others as well.
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