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Offline BlueChaos

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Customizing a Dream Beauty
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:28:53 PM »
I'm considering customizing a Dream Beauty. This poor girl is...wrecked. Chipped, stained, chewed,  nightmare hair, the works. Honestly, most people would have tossed her. I'm going to have to fill in chew marks with putty.
Has anyone customized one before? Since they're a different kind of plastic than other MLPs, is spraypaint ok to use?

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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 03:41:59 AM »
I've never tried working with one, but I imagine tutorials for Breyers would be more helpful than the usual MLP customization tips?  Similar hard plastic. 
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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 09:29:55 PM »
Wingsofmasquerade's tutorial on MLPPreservation is really good - it'll show you the inner workings and how to get your girl apart.

http://www.mlppreservationproject.com/misc.html

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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 12:55:26 AM »
Thanks Skeen!

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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 05:21:02 PM »
I want to see pics of this poor girl!

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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 01:17:37 AM »
I want to see pics of this poor girl!
Me too! I've been on the look out for a *really* baity one for a project, but have never been able to find one. Would love to see before & afters!
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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 06:24:49 AM »
They’re really hard to come by (and usually expensive) so I think a restoration might be in order instead, however I also recommend the tutorial from the MLPPP! And spray paint would be fine though most people use acrylics. In any case keep me posted BC Dream Beauties are my fave!!
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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 10:07:31 AM »
I would never consider baiting out something that was salvageable. She has had a haircut,  and at some point been a dogs chew toy. There are missing bits with a hole in the neck, and the plastic thingie that holds the mane in place was completely chewed off to the hairline. Huge orange stains top it off. I can fix most of the damage and make her look good with a coat of paint ,  but there is no way that she can be properly restored.

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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 03:35:29 PM »
If restoration means basically making a custom pony anyway, you might as well make a custom pony. 

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Re: Customizing a Dream Beauty
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 03:50:07 PM »
If restoration means basically making a custom pony anyway, you might as well make a custom pony.
^This, pretty much.
I can't imagine that there are too many people out there that would want a Dream Beauty in that condition for their collection permanently.
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