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Title: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: SunPony on February 13, 2021, 09:38:49 PM
Updating this thread with another I finished recently, Night Glider.

Here is G3 Night Glider.  She was challenging with all those white details!  I've been wanting to make her for awhile.  It is fun to try to match up G1 and G3 poses...
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I'd been wanting to do a G3 Munchy for years so here she is! 
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Apparently I enjoy the challenge of painting tiny TAF symbols all over G4 ponies  :lol:  These ladies all have turnable heads and boil-styled hair.
Sugarberry:
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Dancing Butterflies:
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Up, Up, and Away:
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You can see more  photos of each pony in my sales thread here: http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,400775.0.html
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Loa on February 13, 2021, 09:50:40 PM
Oh I LOVE Munchy.
Really well done on all of them!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: CloudyGlow on February 13, 2021, 09:57:06 PM
They are all so gorgeous and professional looking. I love looking at them
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Ponybookworm on February 13, 2021, 09:59:52 PM
What adorable Customs xxx
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: BethyVic on February 14, 2021, 02:27:08 AM
I like them all but I really like Up Up and Away.  I think she looks great in any generation!
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Post by: Goanna on February 14, 2021, 08:11:54 AM
Oh these are so adorable wow! You did a fantastic job with all those tiny symbols  :biggrin:
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Post by: Griffin on February 14, 2021, 09:05:48 AM
Ooh these are wonderful! I think DB is my favourite but they all look equally amazing. Love the boil perms!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: LadyAmalthea on February 14, 2021, 01:36:48 PM
These are great! I think Sugarberry is my favorite. You have a knack for getting the details of the symbols accurate and professional-looking. I just can't seem to find a brush small enough to do that. Great job!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: pinkkittywinks on February 14, 2021, 03:51:24 PM
Oh wow they turned out really great :)

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: ChocolateStarfire on February 14, 2021, 09:54:13 PM
These are SO CUTE! Getting all those teeny symbols--oof! Great job! <3
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: SunPony on February 14, 2021, 10:24:44 PM
Thanks everyone! 

Yes I had to use a really tiny brush on them, I got it at a tabletop games shop - they have excellent paints and tiny brushes.

I like them all but I really like Up Up and Away.  I think she looks great in any generation!

She'd never been a favorite of mine but she really grew on me so much when I made her!  I think the bright pink hair helps, when she has faded hair it doesn't go so well with her other colors.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: starrynights on February 15, 2021, 04:26:54 AM
They look amazing! What kind of paintbrushes do you use if you don't mind me asking?
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Post by: Zapper on February 16, 2021, 12:27:18 PM
I love them! G1 designs truly work for every generation.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: SunPony on February 16, 2021, 04:14:11 PM
They look amazing! What kind of paintbrushes do you use if you don't mind me asking?

The paintbrushes I use for the tiny details are "The Army Painter" brand, "Wargamer: Detail" and "Wargamer: Insane detail"   Those names sound so hardcore for something used on cute ponies  :lol:  One thing I like about them is that the triangular shape of the handle of the paintbrush keeps it from rolling when you set it down, and makes it easier to hold steady.  I may have bought them back when I lived in Europe years ago but I'm sure you can order them online.  It looks like they don't make those models anymore but have ones called "Psycho" and "Character" that I would guess are similar or equivalent...
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Snapdragon on February 19, 2021, 07:36:00 AM
OMG, I love those little teeny TAFs!! I can only imagine how many times your eyes crossed painting them, but they turned out great!! :heart: And Munchy looks like a real G3 pony - I think it's that fabulous eye heart! Great work!!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: starrynights on February 20, 2021, 03:01:58 AM
They look amazing! What kind of paintbrushes do you use if you don't mind me asking?

The paintbrushes I use for the tiny details are "The Army Painter" brand, "Wargamer: Detail" and "Wargamer: Insane detail"   Those names sound so hardcore for something used on cute ponies  :lol:  One thing I like about them is that the triangular shape of the handle of the paintbrush keeps it from rolling when you set it down, and makes it easier to hold steady.  I may have bought them back when I lived in Europe years ago but I'm sure you can order them online.  It looks like they don't make those models anymore but have ones called "Psycho" and "Character" that I would guess are similar or equivalent...
Thank you for letting me know!! xx
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 23, 2021, 05:30:17 PM
Wow, the symbols are perfect!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Strawberry Swirl on February 23, 2021, 07:51:15 PM
How cute is that! I didn't know Munchy would look so good as a G3 pony.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Nemesis on February 24, 2021, 02:16:39 AM
These look so legit, you could have fooled me into thinking they were leaked designs! :biggrin: Really gorgeous work! Up Up and Away and Sugarberry are two of my all-time favorite ponies. <3

The sheen and uniformity of the paint is honestly awe-inspiring. What brand of paints/sealer do you use?
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: SunPony on February 24, 2021, 02:32:36 AM
These look so legit, you could have fooled me into thinking they were leaked designs! :biggrin: Really gorgeous work! Up Up and Away and Sugarberry are two of my all-time favorite ponies. <3

The sheen and uniformity of the paint is honestly awe-inspiring. What brand of paints/sealer do you use?

Thanks!  Most of the paint is Vallejo brand Model Color acrylics and the sealant I've been using is Vallejo brand Polyurethane Matt Varnish (I do two coats).  Eyes get 2-3 coats of Citadel Colour Gloss Varnish for some shine.

However, Munchy's full body repaint was with some regular cheapo craft store acrylic...let's see...Apple Barrel brand.  And here's where things get weird.  When I did her FBR, I didn't let it dry enough (it was summer and super humid here), then I sealed it with Vallejo brand Acrylic Resin (which I have used in the past for customs with no issues, it always worked great).  This resulted in her being very sticky no matter how long she sat in front of the dehumidifier.  Then I decided to try covering her with the Polyurethane sealant just to see what happened and WOW - she has the best finish ever.  It is super smooth and matte and totally dry to the touch.  I don't know how to replicate this!  I've since done another pony with the craft store acrylic FBR, and then let her dry fully, and then directly sealed with the Polyurethane, and even though it is supposed to be matte she somehow ended up much shinier than Munchy.  So right now I'm not sure what is going on...I have another pony I'm working on and I'm going to need to seal her at some point but I'm at a loss!

Update: I've just googled my issue and it seems that you need to mix up the polyurethane really well before using it to get the matte finish to work out.  The bottle doesn't mention this  >_<
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Griffin on February 24, 2021, 08:31:39 AM
Update: I've just googled my issue and it seems that you need to mix up the polyurethane really well before using it to get the matte finish to work out.  The bottle doesn't mention this  >_<

Oh yes I learned this the hard way, too! I use Folk Art brand and it only says to roll the bottle on tabletop or shake *gently*... But I've noticed the best way is to actually mix it with a wooden stick.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Nemesis on February 24, 2021, 03:23:15 PM
Thanks for the info, I really want to try out that matte varnish! It’s the best I’ve seen, going by these ponies. :)
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: LadyAmalthea on March 06, 2021, 06:09:18 PM
They look amazing! What kind of paintbrushes do you use if you don't mind me asking?

The paintbrushes I use for the tiny details are "The Army Painter" brand, "Wargamer: Detail" and "Wargamer: Insane detail"   Those names sound so hardcore for something used on cute ponies  :lol:  One thing I like about them is that the triangular shape of the handle of the paintbrush keeps it from rolling when you set it down, and makes it easier to hold steady.  I may have bought them back when I lived in Europe years ago but I'm sure you can order them online.  It looks like they don't make those models anymore but have ones called "Psycho" and "Character" that I would guess are similar or equivalent...

Well, wish me luck...I just ordered these! Thank you for the info. I am terrible at painting fine detail, and I didn't used to be, so I'm blaming it on my brushes, haha. I was actually able to find 'Wargamer detail' and 'insane detail' on Ebay, and I was going to purchase all 4, including 'character' and 'psycho' as well, just to try them all out, but I waited too long with them in my cart and the latter 2 sold out. Oh well. Anyway...just thought I'd post in case anyone is looking for them, it looks like the seller still has a few detail and insane detail in stock.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 15, 2021, 02:52:06 PM
Cuuute! G3 Munchy is my fave of the bunch.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Tropical_Sunset on March 29, 2021, 04:05:53 AM
These are SO ADORABLE! Great job!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: SunPony on September 18, 2021, 03:32:26 PM
Bumping for newly-added Night Glider!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Heelys on September 18, 2021, 04:09:58 PM
They all look fantastic, but I'm in LOVE with your Munchy.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 18, 2021, 04:16:54 PM
Night Glider looks amazing! Perfect pose too.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: starrynights on September 19, 2021, 12:44:38 AM
Oh my goodness night glider looks beautiful
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Ponybookworm on September 19, 2021, 07:59:06 AM
Night Glider looks awesome!!!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on September 19, 2021, 04:58:55 PM
Wow they are stunning! My Favourite is Up, Up and Away. That pincurl you did in her hair is darling.
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: TickledPink on October 09, 2021, 05:31:32 AM
All of them are gorgeous, but that sweet berry is to die for!!!
Title: Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
Post by: Darkhorse on October 12, 2021, 05:04:02 PM
I LOVE TAF's :)
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