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Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:35:53 PM »
There's this minor character from Season 7 Episode 20 of FiM named Cattail. He's a bayou pony and I fell in love with him when I watched the episode. So when I noticed I had a G1 baby fakie lying around that had the perfect body type for him, I decided, why not?

This is my first completed custom and I am completely stoked with how he came out!

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How He Was Made:
- I removed the fakie's mane and tail completely, and then cleaned off the original eye paint with non-acetone nail polish remover
- I painted the base coat with acrylic paint that I mixed to create the perfect color for Cattail's body, and the painted his facial features/cutie mark on.
- I applied a bit of gloss varnish to his eyes and nostrils, and then sealed him with matte spray lacquer.
- I used yellow yarn, combed out a bit to better resemble hair, for his mane, tail, and facial hair. His mane and facial hair were glued directly to him using low-heat hot glue, and his tail was put into the old tail hole and fixed to the inside with hot glue. I then used yellow thread to tie his hair into its style.
- I made his vest out of green felt, and the symbols on it were hand-painted with acrylic paint.
- His hat, bandanna, and hair ties were all made with painted craft foam pieces that were glued together.
- His two necklaces were both made from painted elastic cord, and the brown one has three gold rings crimped around it.
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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 09:50:03 PM »
I too fell in love with cattail. Glad to see you did him justice in custom form. Well done!
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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 01:29:28 AM »
I too fell in love with cattail. Glad to see you did him justice in custom form. Well done!

Ah thank you! Glad to see another fan of him!  :frolic:
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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 02:05:19 AM »
Love seeing him brought to 3D life! Very nicely captured and lovely work.
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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 02:32:29 AM »
Wow, great job! The G1 baby mold really does fit him! He looks great :biggrin:

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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 02:53:24 AM »
Ahhh I adore Cattail!! It's awesome to see a custom of him, and such a great looking one at that :D Love that you made all of his little clothes and accessories!

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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 04:15:07 AM »
He looks great, and I love his little vest! Using yarn for his hair was such a good idea, I could see it working for a Meadowbrook custom, too.
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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2018, 07:38:37 AM »
I haven't seen the episode but you did an amazing job, the bait you chose is perfect for this and I'm particularly in awe of the repainted eyes. Great work!
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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2018, 10:15:19 AM »
Oh my gosh, that looks so good! I love him!
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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2018, 03:30:41 AM »
Love seeing him brought to 3D life! Very nicely captured and lovely work.

Thank you so much!

Wow, great job! The G1 baby mold really does fit him! He looks great :biggrin:

It really does! It would probably suit a few others with the same body type, too. I was thinking of doing Coriander Cumin from 'Spice Up Your Life' the next time I get one of those fakies (which...with the way I'm picking up pony lots lately, shouldn't be too long lol). Thank you!

Ahhh I adore Cattail!! It's awesome to see a custom of him, and such a great looking one at that :D Love that you made all of his little clothes and accessories!

Ahh thank you! I just adore him so much, his design was so interesting and he's such a cutie just in general. I loved making the accessories; craft foam is ultimately my favorite material to work with, if I'm being perfectly honest. It's cheap, versatile, and holds paint and glue well!

He looks great, and I love his little vest! Using yarn for his hair was such a good idea, I could see it working for a Meadowbrook custom, too.

Thank you bunches! His vest was fun haha I went through a good three vests before I actually ended up with one that looked semi-decent. I'm glad you think the yarn looks alright, I was unsure (I didn't want him to end up like some of my early Breyer customs; I shudder at the thought) but it was a lot easier to work with than I thought it'd be. I really would love to make a Meadowbrook to go along with him someday, definitely will use yarn for her too!


I haven't seen the episode but you did an amazing job, the bait you chose is perfect for this and I'm particularly in awe of the repainted eyes. Great work!

Thank you so much! The episode he appears in is really interesting and great, possibly one of my favorites! ^u^

Oh my gosh, that looks so good! I love him!

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Re: Cattail - G4-themed Custom
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 01:14:31 PM »
he's awesome! love the hair
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