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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2020, 05:13:38 AM »
I'm going to make my own spin on the Hasbro GhostbustersXMLP pony using a G1 hqg1c big brother pony...he will have a sculpted jumpsuit, a Kenner RGB proton pack and glow-in-the-dark mane/tail elements. I wasn't happy with the official pony at all, and I think both franchises deserve better for a crossover pony.

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2020, 07:17:05 AM »
Not really an MLP custom, but I am currently working on an OOAK doll as a gift for a friend. I’m working on sewing clothes for him, but I’m still not used to working on such a tiny scale, and my hands are a bit large and clunky.
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2020, 07:38:48 AM »
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Regarding stripping the paint, is it safe to use the Pine Sol bath method on ponies?

Hmm not heard of that before. I don't think Pine Sol is available here. Acetone does the trick, it's just a tedious process.
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2020, 07:53:06 AM »
That is really a nice thread because it's lovely to see everyone has so many different projects on the table. Some pictures would be cool. It immediately makes me wonder whether it is worth to think about a "custom supplies" swap? I know that custom pony swaps take their time and lost popularity over the years but a supplies swap could be easier to do...

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I use this (even though being in Germany) since 3-4 years and it is a wonderful product I can just recommend. It's getting almost everything out of a brush without leaving residues. I have another product for keeping the bristles in perfect shape but don't know its name currently.

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2020, 08:22:16 AM »
@Griffin
Regarding stripping the paint, is it safe to use the Pine Sol bath method on ponies?

Hmm not heard of that before. I don't think Pine Sol is available here. Acetone does the trick, it's just a tedious process.
Indeed. The Pine Sol bath method of stripping paint is fairly straightforward: Dunk whatever you're trying to strip in Pine Sol or similar floor cleaner (anyone know what brands are available in Finland?). Let it sit immersed for a few days, then pull it out and scrub the paint off with retired toothbrush or the like while rinsing.
Notes:
* I believe finished paint is immune
* You will want to remove metal parts, since they'll oxidize during the bath.
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2020, 01:18:54 AM »
I have a pair of customs that got lost in the mail, so I’ve had to start over from scratch making new ponies that fit the theme— I don’t want to replicate them, I want to stay OOAK. My first remake arrived at its destination today, so I’ll be starting on the second soon.

After that, I’m thinking of making a custom based on locations in the Kawaii Monster Café in Harajuku!
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2020, 04:16:10 AM »
I have a couple things going.  I'm in the monochromatic swap. Also trying to make a scarecrow pony for Halloween but I'm having problems coming up with ideas on how to execute it if anyone has any inspiration.

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2020, 08:13:10 AM »
I have a pair of customs that got lost in the mail, so I’ve had to start over from scratch making new ponies that fit the theme— I don’t want to replicate them, I want to stay OOAK. My first remake arrived at its destination today, so I’ll be starting on the second soon.

After that, I’m thinking of making a custom based on locations in the Kawaii Monster Café in Harajuku!

What a bummer, they never turned up then? I remember you telling about this in the shipping delays thread. This is one of my biggest fears when shipping custom ponies! After all, they are unique creations and so much love and countless work hours were put into making them.

Gemini_pony, a scarecrow custom sounds cool! Do you want to make the pony itself into a scarecrow, or are you open to any options? Simply doing a scarecrow symbol, painted or 3D/crafted, seems like the easiest way to go about it. But a whole pony... I think a pony in a rearing pose would be ideal for something like that. You could even repose it - you won't have to worry about a seamless finish if you simply reattach the legs with wire and hide the whole body inside a tiny burlap sack. :lol:
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2020, 10:04:47 PM »
I should post a pic of my project bin, things have been sitting in there for years. Ha ha! A slow worker I am, but, it's always worth it when I do finish something.

Projects right now: Repainting FNaF Funkos. I have an OC I'm making out of  a Funtime Foxy and two Theodores becoming Bon Bon and Bonnet.
Pony wise, I picked up a couple Basic Fun rainbows, I'm going to use little adhesive pearls for their eyes a la TEs.
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2020, 06:12:17 AM »
I'm also going to make teeny tiny twin ponies for Halloween...looking forward to customizing tomorrow! :3
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2020, 05:21:18 PM »
I'm working on a few commissions and a personal swap. I have 1 halloween pony planned.

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2020, 02:24:31 PM »
Sooo.... I dragged my bag of sculpy upstairs and have started mixing some colors. I turned out the lights last night and you'll never guess...


I have two blocks of GITD white sculpy! Oh mylanta!! The possibilities now... I didn't know, it doesn't say on the plastic.

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2020, 07:27:45 PM »
Sooo.... I dragged my bag of sculpy upstairs and have started mixing some colors. I turned out the lights last night and you'll never guess...


I have two blocks of GITD white sculpy! Oh mylanta!! The possibilities now... I didn't know, it doesn't say on the plastic.
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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2020, 11:37:23 AM »
Great idea for a discussion Griffin ^.^ My customising barriers are mostly lack of time and creativity! I find my creative vibes come and go and there are times where I can't make any progress, so just take a break from it all. After a while ideas start flooding back and then I end up with multiple projects on the go.. It's reassuring to hear that some of you out there have WIPs that have been going for years as well :lol:

I've got a few WIPs at the moment, the Arena has inspired me to upload some photos. I've been working on this 30th anniversary Minty since the start of the year, recently finished repainting and varnishing the eyes and need to give her a new tail before I get started on sculpting. Not sure how the newer plastic of the pony will cope in the oven (polymer clay) but maybe one day I'll find out :satisfied:

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This pony is almost finished!! WIP since June. Her eyes have been painted and varnished (need better pictures, sorry) and faux amethyst crystals sculpted from polymer clay stuck to her body. I feel like she's not complete though, she needs something more.. Anyway she's back on the shelf with curlers in to set her hair until something comes to me lol, does anyone have any suggestions?

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Annnnd just recently stripped these two back and tried Rit Dyemore for the first time! Have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do with them yet, have heard the dye can fade and bleed over time so they will probably be safety stored for several months anyway.

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Re: Customizers' chit-chat thread
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2020, 01:02:30 PM »
Blackness, I love the Amethyst pony! Maybe do something with her horn? Or some crystal bits by her eyes.
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