After checking several threads, here's what I've tried:
- I tried to make the NPC face in the Skyrim NPC Editor AND separately in the Creation Kit. Neither worked. BSA or loose files, same result.
- Ctrl-F4 in the Creation Kit to export facegen data. This seems to only work for textures, so it did not help.
- Turned the esp into an esm using TESVSnip. Didn't seem to work.
- isGenPreset is turned off. No effect.
I checked the http://www.gamesas.com/topic/1352954-unofficial-creation-kit-modding-bug-list-3/, and it's not listed as far as I saw... It had the grey skin tone issue, but my issue is the gap caused by (I assume) the weight scale change.
Can anyone let me know how to fix this issue, or whether it even is fixable without not adjusting the weight scale?