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Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« on: January 10, 2013, 08:01:51 PM »
So, I've got a somewhat baity Masquerade-- age spots and the top of her head needs rehairing due to an embarrassing haircut. Also, she has no shininess on her eyes at all. I figured that she would be a good subject for a little experiment. I tried painting on a layer of iridescent nail polish. Specifically I used Sally Hansen Nail Prisms "South Sea Pearl" and I'd say it looks fairly nice. Here's my result, as compared to a TE pony with very good shine on their eyes:
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It looks slightly cloudy, but it does seem to be an improvement from the blank stare of a TE that has lost her twinkle. Here she is next to Locket's nearly perfect TEs for comparison.
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Probably you might not want to paint nail polish on the eyes of ponies who are otherwise in very good condition, but this seems to work fairly well for a restoration of a pony with a lot of issues.

I decided to try it out on another pony with similar issues-- Fizzy, who also has age spots and has been partially rehaired. This time, I took the trouble to take "before" pictures of her blank eyes.
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After, with silly husband.

What do you think?
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 08:12:30 PM »
Very  lovely, that is a great idea ^.^

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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 09:20:25 PM »
Looks nice I think...honestly, it's a little hard to tell the difference from the photos, but I suspect it looks better in person.

Although aside from the haircut, I'm having a hard time seeing how either of those are baity...
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 09:22:09 PM »
Looks nice I think...honestly, it's a little hard to tell the difference from the photos, but I suspect it looks better in person.

Although aside from the haircut, I'm having a hard time seeing how either of those are baity...

I suppose they're not that bad, but the fact that they both have "pony cancer" means that they'll never be mint anyway, so I figured I wouldn't be losing out on anything by experimenting with them. :)
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 11:44:59 PM »
Great work! You are right that perhaps it looks a little less defined the edges of her gem but its a pretty minimal difference and I think they look brilliant!
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 01:47:11 AM »
Would you mind if I use some of the photos on my website?

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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 02:15:14 AM »
Would you mind if I use some of the photos on my website?

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Those guys aren't bait, pony cancer happens.

Oh, I didn't mean "bait" as in only fit for customization, but more as an exaggeration of their relatively poor condition. I love them no matter what-- they're my girls!

And please, go ahead and use the pictures and anything you like. Your page taught me a lot about MLP restoration when I was getting started, so it'd be my pleasure.
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 02:18:02 AM »
Great, thanks!  You'll get credit for your photos.

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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 03:10:22 AM »
I think they look great!  :)
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 03:12:20 AM »
What a neat idea!
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 07:16:29 AM »
Oooh, great job! I would love to see them in person :) Do you possibly have a cure for scratched up eyes? My Tic Tac Toe has some awful scratchy eyes! :shocked:
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 09:57:35 AM »
They look much better. I think the way to keep the definition of the edge of the crystals would be to leave each edge blank without nail varnish. :)

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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2013, 11:38:12 AM »
Great idea! I like it.
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2013, 12:20:17 PM »
Nice job! They definitely have a little more sparkle after the nail polish.
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Re: Restoring Twinkle Eyes with nail polish (pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2013, 10:24:25 PM »
Great idea!
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