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Author Topic: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete  (Read 3057 times)

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Offline NightGliderSA

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Now with More Photo's
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2018, 08:34:59 AM »
I had a great day rerooting Heart Throb yesterday so she is sitting and letting the glue dry before I try getting her head back on. I am a bit nervous about that part as her plastic is pretty hard and brittle. It is also unevenly poured inside, so not of an even thickness as with other ponies I have seen and there are 'drip marks' in the plastic.

Anyway, here is a preview of what is to come, together with what I believe to be the reason for her hairless state. Her hair was so brittle that when I tried, very gently, to pull it out with the hemostats it just disintegrated:

This was what was left of the weave of her mane. That which was inside the plugs was left behind and I had to use a needle to get it out.
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She also has a mega-sized hole at the base of her mane. The plugs are very uneven throughout and many have broken through into their neighbour's space. Perhaps this is the reason why so many SA ponies have such loose hair plugs. The line(s) one sees in HK (and other) ponies is missing.
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Sneak preview  :):
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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Now with More Photo's
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2018, 06:24:18 PM »
My Sunlight feels very hard and brittle, I removed her head when I got her to add a drop of glue to secure her mane and tail in place (they were coming loose). In fact she has lost the entire of her yellow stripe!!

I can imagine it must be hard going rehairing her since her body is so hard.

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Now with More Photo's
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2018, 08:22:19 AM »
Sorry that Sunlight lost her stripe PKW! But having seen what I now have I'm not that surprised.

The rehairing was a challenge: I was worried that I would damage her or she would split but I didn't and she didn't (hooray!) and here she is:

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I know her hair is much longer than it should be, but I may just leave it like that. Undecided at present.

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2018, 06:45:59 PM »
She looks wonderful! Congratulations on a successful restoration!

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2018, 05:24:30 PM »
wow such a beautiful Pony! Great job! I wish I can find one, one day but they are soooo expensive.

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 08:19:41 AM »
Thank you chateaushelton and Siana!  :)

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2018, 02:10:34 PM »
oh gosh, she looks so much better now! Congrats :)
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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2018, 08:32:12 AM »
Thank you Moonbreeze!  :)

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2018, 09:30:50 AM »
She looks beautiful.
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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2018, 11:02:17 AM »
Thank you bright rabbit 1!  :)

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2018, 11:53:35 AM »
She looks amazing, you have done a lovely job and the little flowers are a sweet finishing touch. She looks very happy for your love and attention.

Love pkw xxx

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2018, 08:26:26 AM »
Thank you pkw!  I am really happy with the end result  :)

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2018, 09:41:25 AM »
Wow, what a stunning transformation!

And I take it you restored her tail as-per the existing little holes (to keep her looking more "original") instead of making one big hole?

You must have had lots of fun with this special project!  :lovey: :lovey: :lovey:
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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2018, 10:06:35 AM »
Thank you glitterball!

Yes, I tried to restore as close as to the original as possible so I changed nothing except to give her new hair as she had none to start off with and to gently clean her as she was filthy.

And you are so right: this was an incredibly satisfying project  :biggrin:

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Re: South African Pony Rooting - Restoration Complete
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2018, 10:15:30 AM »
She looks fabulous .

Wonderful thread with so much info and in the end such a beauty <3
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