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Title: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on May 12, 2018, 02:20:09 PM
Has anyone ever tried to grow a pony to twice its size by dunking it in pure acetone? It's supposed to work because of the soft plastic, but a quick google search shows me that all people seem to use acetone for is *shrink* soft plastic (usually doll heads).

I got a bait Peachy, prepped to be dunked in acetone, but I'm not sure I want to go through the hastle if the effect isn't really all that noticeable (or is the opposite). I haven't bought the acetone just yet.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: RoseNoire on May 12, 2018, 02:28:28 PM
I never heard of that. Oo
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on May 12, 2018, 02:43:24 PM
I never heard of that. Oo

A Hasbro employee who worked on MLP in the eighties made the claim during a Pony Fair (quite a few years ago).
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: emily_katie on May 12, 2018, 03:16:30 PM
I wont pretend I know the first thing about chemicals and their properties against certain materials but I do know from my own mistakes Acetone really messes up paint, Varnish and plastics. Its almost corrosive, I would maybe conduct your test with caution? Be careful of spilling it, getting your hands in it all that often as it will dry them out and the smell is really horrible imo, although I don't know if the smell is harmful.

If for whatever reason it does expand the vinyl it might make Peachy more brittle and I could also make her deformed? in thicker areas of the Vinyl it may not expand as much leading to a lumpy pony  :P But this is all conjecture of course.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: Safflower on May 12, 2018, 04:10:22 PM
Hmm... I'm not sure I would recommend this. Acetone is the ingredient in nail polish remover. It removes pony paint. Paint will probably come off if you try this.

I've seen doll head shrinking stuff before because I like BJDs and repainting dolls. They do use vinyl, so I'm assuming it would shrink instead of grow.

IIRC, the conjecture from the pony fair was that if you put a pony into acetone with some other chemicals it would grow but once you took it out it would shrink back? I would recommend following a doll head shrinking tutorial or at least modifying one too.

If you do try this, be really careful with acetone. It can dry your skin and it is not good to breath in.

Good luck if you try this!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on May 12, 2018, 04:31:21 PM
Thanks for the input everyone. I'll definitely be taking the necessary safety precautions. And I'm okay with the paint rubbing off, she's a total bait anyways and needs a full repaint. In some DIY vids on doll heads they did mention that the vinyl first expands before it shrinks. So in order to keep it from shrinking, the object has to be filled up with a hard enough material until the acetone has completely evaporated from the vinyl.

I'll definitely post pics if I do end up trying it. It's just one of those hit or miss experiments I just need to try at least once to have peace of mind  :lol:
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: aintnobuffalo on May 13, 2018, 03:27:59 AM
I once saw a tutorial in shrinking a doll head, but I've never thought of it for expanding a pony. Interesting! The paint would be ruined of course, and if it's a G4, I've seen it do damage to plastic with extended application time. Please do let us know what you find out!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: vampyrefay on May 16, 2018, 01:02:38 AM
Has anyone ever tried to grow a pony to twice its size by dunking it in pure acetone? It's supposed to work because of the soft plastic, but a quick google search shows me that all people seem to use acetone for is *shrink* soft plastic (usually doll heads).

I got a bait Peachy, prepped to be dunked in acetone, but I'm not sure I want to go through the hastle if the effect isn't really all that noticeable (or is the opposite). I haven't bought the acetone just yet.


The acetone will make your pony expand only till its dried, then it will shrink if it is vinyl, but depending on the plastic it can melt the pony into goop, it will also melt pony hair, glue, and wipe off any paint it will also cause the pony to be very smelly unless aired out
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: Tulips on May 16, 2018, 01:35:11 AM
I would be interested to see results. The idea of stuffing the pony so it cannot shrink may work, or it may result in something unexpected. If your bait Peachy is willing to take one for the team to satisfy out curiosity then go for it, safely. ^.^
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: kestral_kitsune on May 17, 2018, 12:05:22 AM
didn't someone do an experiment like that? they stuck a pony in pure acetone to see what happened and it just melted?
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on May 18, 2018, 05:04:18 PM
didn't someone do an experiment like that? they stuck a pony in pure acetone to see what happened and it just melted?

That's definitely a possibility. I might have to dilute the acetone, and can always add more acetone afterwards if necessary.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: Snapdragon on May 22, 2018, 11:14:47 PM
Has anyone ever tried to grow a pony to twice its size by dunking it in pure acetone? It's supposed to work because of the soft plastic, but a quick google search shows me that all people seem to use acetone for is *shrink* soft plastic (usually doll heads).

I got a bait Peachy, prepped to be dunked in acetone, but I'm not sure I want to go through the hastle if the effect isn't really all that noticeable (or is the opposite). I haven't bought the acetone just yet.


The acetone will make your pony expand only till its dried, then it will shrink if it is vinyl, but depending on the plastic it can melt the pony into goop, it will also melt pony hair, glue, and wipe off any paint it will also cause the pony to be very smelly unless aired out

Yeah, she's got it right! The pony will get really big - for a little while, then when you pull it out of the acetone and the liquid evaporates, it takes the plasticizer with it (AFAIK), leaving the pony smaller, and much harder/less pliable. I have a friend who does this with doll heads, and it only shrinks them in the end. The 'embiggening' (LOL) is only temporary during the process unfortunately!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: NightGliderSA on May 23, 2018, 09:43:50 AM
So, my question is this: could wiping a pony with acetone help to hasten the process when you have a pony suffering from plasticiser leakage? Because we all know that this is irreversible anyway so perhaps the solution is to speed it up? Then after the wiping I think one should thoroughly wash the pony with soap and water. Leaving chemicals on ponies is not a good plan in my opinion.

Does anyone have any thoughts?
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on May 23, 2018, 06:22:07 PM
plasticiser leakage

What is that exactly? Sounds gooey...
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: NightGliderSA on May 24, 2018, 05:55:47 PM
It's when your pony gets all sticky - the stage before they go hard. Or at least that is my understanding of it. I have yet to have a pony go through the process so have no first hand experience to draw from.

The plasticiser is the ingredient that keeps the plastic pliable, and sometimes seems to 'leak' out of the pony making them go sticky. Please, anyone, step in and correct me if I got anything wrong here...
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on May 26, 2018, 01:42:02 AM
 >_< I've never seen that on a pony or any other soft vinyl toy, thankfully.

Anyway, the experiment is still going forward. Peachy has turned in her consent form; her body will be donated to science!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE page 2*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 02, 2018, 04:04:30 PM
It has started. Peachy has been dunked in the mixture a few minutes ago. I used 50% tap water, and 50 % pure acetone. It smells horribly btw, do this in a well ventilated area.

I'll keep you posted :)

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Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE page 2*
Post by: RoseNoire on June 02, 2018, 04:39:01 PM
Well, I wonder what will happen.
Wait and see. For science.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE page 2*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 02, 2018, 05:30:54 PM
She definitely feels much more squishy by now, but I don't see a size difference as of yet.

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Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE page 2*
Post by: Noasar on June 02, 2018, 07:07:21 PM
This is really interesting. Maybe you need the everyone to be stronger to see more of an effect?

As for something to stop the head shrinking again, could you use quick drying plaster or compacted sand or something similar that can easily fill the shape?
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE page 2*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 02, 2018, 07:33:13 PM
This is really interesting. Maybe you need the everyone to be stronger to see more of an effect?

As for something to stop the head shrinking again, could you use quick drying plaster or compacted sand or something similar that can easily fill the shape?

I have added more acetone, so the ratio is now 40/60 water/acetone. It's been two and a half hours, and she has grown a full centimeter. It's very noticable, and above all, the expansion is very even! She is however very very soft; it feels like she could be ripped apart with bare hands.

As for the prevention of the shrinking; I have a stack of tissue paper ready to fill the body and head with.

More pictures coming soon. I want to leave her to grow a little more before I take her out for a quick photo, after which she'll go back in. I also have a second peachy to compare the expanded one with.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE on page 2, after 2,5 hours in acetone*
Post by: RoseNoire on June 02, 2018, 08:22:57 PM
Are you sure tissue paper is dense enough to hold the shrinking ? I'm doubting that.  =/ Sand might be better.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE on page 2, after 2,5 hours in acetone*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 02, 2018, 08:50:09 PM
Are you sure tissue paper is dense enough to hold the shrinking ? I'm doubting that.  =/ Sand might be better.

I was thinking of soaking it in water so that it would indeed be more dense, but sand could be better, yes. I just hope I can find some around here.

Here are the comparison shots of a regular Peachy and the experimental one:

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I have put her back in the acetone for a few more hours. Maybe I'll leave her overnight.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison pics on page 2*
Post by: Safflower on June 02, 2018, 08:57:00 PM
It looks like it's going really well!!! The paint looks good :) I wonder how much she will grow! So exciting!!!

I think you should use compacted sand. Tissue paper may not hold up and if it's colored, the dye could transfer.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison pics on page 2*
Post by: Snapdragon on June 02, 2018, 10:31:47 PM
Peachy, you're so big! Wow!

I'm of the mind that nothing short of quick-dry cement will keep her from shrinking back down, but we will see what happens!! Good luck! :O
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison pics on page 2*
Post by: Jordan on June 02, 2018, 11:00:37 PM
omg I didn't think this was actually going to work! :O thanks for trying for us :D
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison pics on page 2*
Post by: Noasar on June 03, 2018, 12:09:20 AM
Yeah I don’t think tissue would be strong enough to stop it contracting but you can try for nothing - and just have another go with a different Peachy if it doesn’t work. There is such a noticeable difference in size!

Just thinking, you could also use expandable foam in her head - it will expand to fit the shape and then dry hard but it’s lightweight and should be able to be picked out when she has hardened again. It dries very quickly. 
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison pics on page 2*
Post by: Tulips on June 03, 2018, 12:30:20 AM
Oh wow, the progress photos are amazing! I look forward to seeing whether your stuffing method keeps her from shrinking. If this works I'll be needing a giant pony of my own lol.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison pics on page 2*
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 03, 2018, 02:45:46 AM
This is such an interesting experiment! Thank you for the very detailed posts.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison, 17hrs in*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 03, 2018, 09:15:00 AM
She definitely continued to grow a bit more overnight. She looks fantastic, and feels very rubbery. Her legs wiggle about like tiny water balloons when handling her. For my next attempt, I'll have to use less water though. Especially since the paint on the eyes and the symbols remains unharmed, I think the acetone can have even more of an impact if I keep the ratio water/acetone to a bare minimum. I returned her to the solution until I can get sand to fill her up, this afternoon. I've been milling over Noasar's idea to use expanding foam as well.

I sooo hope this works out fine in the end, because I'd love to make this the basis for a custom pony line. I do want them to be even bigger though, and I think it's possible.

It will be interesting to see what happens to a unicorn's horn or a pegasus' wings! And can you imagine: a Ponzilla version of a baby sea pony, or an adult sized newborn!

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Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison, 17hrs in*
Post by: Griffin on June 03, 2018, 11:35:15 AM
Whoah, this is interesting. Yay for experimental pony science!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison, 17hrs in*
Post by: Tulips on June 03, 2018, 02:28:02 PM
This is amazing! I wish you the best of luck with the next step ^.^
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison, 17hrs in*
Post by: Roogna on June 03, 2018, 03:53:24 PM
woah!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *UPDATE comparison, 17hrs in*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 03, 2018, 03:57:34 PM
Project Name: PonZilla
Patient Zero: Peachy #1.568.647
Project Category: Genetic Mutation

Phase 1: Growth
Duration: 21 hours

Observations and Conclusions:
1.   The most delicate part of Patient Zero – the paint job – remains intact, even after scratching it. The acetone would appear to have been diluted with too much water. If the water affected the potency of the acetone to the point that the paint didn’t even come off, what might a near pure acetone solution do – primarily to Patient Zero’s final size?
2.   Growth of Patient Zero kicked in around the 2h mark and seemed to have halted around the 12h mark. Patient Zero was left to soak all the way up to the 21h mark. If this affected Patient Zero, it wasn’t visible to the naked eye at first glance. Patient Zero was therefore removed from her bath to prevent the reverse effect of the acetone, namely shrinking, to potentially kick in during the bath.
3.   Patient Zero shows obvious signs of coat discoloration. Though very evenly, she is now a light grayish tan, as opposed to her more peach pink color. The discoloration was the first effect to appear during the process. Ingrained dirt remained unaffected. Patient Zero also has wonky legs; they may have to be weighed down in the final phase. Patient Zero has now been filled to the brim with sand and dirt, which was subsequently moisted to fill up small corners and curves on the inside of the mold. An alternate method to ensure Patient Zero’s size and stability is currently under investigation. Only a faint wif of acetone can be detected when holding Patient Zero close to the nose. No obvious odor is being emitted - reverting back to conclusion nr.1
4.   Six hours after the launch of the project, a second soft plastic object was thrown into the experimental container along with Patient Zero: a standard doll head. Surprisingly enough, it remained entirely unaffected. It would appear that most of the magic happens in the first six hours, and that composition of the base solution is crucial. The first object to be subjected to the solution claims the majority of its effect.

Phase 2: Stabilizing Patient Zero's size and morphology
Preliminary reports indicate that Patient Zero has fully dried rather quickly and seems to maintain both her size and her initial proportions. The edges of the neckline, however, show minor signs of ondulation. Patient Zero maintains her stressball-like squishiness. One of her legs appears to have not been fully filled up with sand and dirt, but so far, no visible changes can be seen on the leg in question. She will now be transported to the relaxation area where she will be quarantained and closely monitored for the following days. End of Report.

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Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *PROJECT LEADER Report on page 3*
Post by: Noasar on June 03, 2018, 11:56:40 PM
Oh wow that is quite a difference! I love Peachyzilla!!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *PROJECT LEADER Report on page 3*
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 04, 2018, 01:03:01 AM
This is very interesting! It's amazing how much larger she is compared to other ponies now!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *PROJECT LEADER Report on page 3*
Post by: Safflower on June 04, 2018, 02:14:47 AM
Interesting! That's a big difference. I wonder what would happen she still had her hair...
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *PROJECT LEADER Report on page 3*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 07, 2018, 06:37:03 PM
It's been a couple of days now, and I can tell you that she's holding her final size really well. On the outside, she feels completely dry, but now the sand and the dirth on the inside reek of acetone. I have removed her head from her body, and will now let both fillings dry. I hope I can remove them in just a few days to see what finally happens to her when there is no resistance to the plastic from the inside.

Update pic on the size:
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Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: RoseNoire on June 07, 2018, 07:06:51 PM
Well, she's big !  :lol: I can't wait to see her "finished". ^^
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: emily_katie on June 07, 2018, 08:34:18 PM
I don't know if it's just the perspective of the photo bit her legs seem the same size  :P
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: cookifaa on June 07, 2018, 10:27:29 PM
Ive used acetone on a pony who I'm going to be restoring back to her former glory, as a last ditch attempt at cleaning her. She didn't swell, or disintegrate, but her ingrained dirt, symbols and marks came off. It also damaged her twinkle eyes beyond repair, but I'm going to replace them anyway.

I wouldn't recommend it unless it's a pony that you have plans for, such as a custom or a restoration
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: Safflower on June 07, 2018, 11:57:58 PM
Glad to see its going well! Her legs do look the same size :P
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 08, 2018, 08:45:46 PM
I just removed the filling. There is no resistance to the plastic anymore, so it'll be interesting to see what happens now when the remaining acetone evaporates from the body. I don't think it will do much to the final size of the pony; that one leg that was left unfilled didn't mutate. It's the only leg of all four that doesn't quite touch the ground when the pony is placed on a flat surface, but the difference is nothing more than a millimeter. So I really can't be certain that it has something to do with the experiment; I think it's nothing more than a miniscule imperfection in the mold to begin with.

I will be repeating the experiment with another pony in the near future, using a stronger acetone solution.

The point of the experiment still hasn't been proven: how big can we grow a My Little Pony before it turns into a My Little Monster?

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Post Merge: June 08, 2018, 08:54:32 PM

Ive used acetone on a pony who I'm going to be restoring back to her former glory, as a last ditch attempt at cleaning her. She didn't swell, or disintegrate, but her ingrained dirt, symbols and marks came off. It also damaged her twinkle eyes beyond repair, but I'm going to replace them anyway.

I wouldn't recommend it unless it's a pony that you have plans for, such as a custom or a restoration

This is so so strange. The Peachy I've used has ingrained dirt all over her face. The specs are too tiny for a camera to capture, but it's there and all over her face. The acetone bath did nothing to it, but it did have an effect on the figure's size. Could the manufacturer of the acetone have something to do with it? When the label says 100% pure acetone, it would seem that the manufacturer wouldn't matter, but I've grown quite wary of how stuff is presented, so who knows.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: Safflower on June 08, 2018, 09:35:37 PM
Awesome!

For the little information I know about doll head shrinking, if you want a bigger effect you need to replace the solution once it's stopped shrinking. For example, you could place Peachy in another tub of aceton and she would grow more, then stop once again? I think? Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: cookifaa on June 09, 2018, 09:58:17 PM
It could be because i was scrubbing the pony with an electric toothbrush :lol:

The manufacturer could have something to do with it, I doubt anything is 100% pure anymore. I did use industrial strength acetone though.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: therestornadosinmysoup on June 18, 2018, 01:57:02 AM
Okkk, this is a seriously FUN project!  :nerdy: :awake: :enthralled: :work: :whoa:
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: NightGliderSA on June 18, 2018, 09:45:13 AM
Wow - this is so very interesting! Thank you, and cannot wait for further updates  :)
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: Galactica on June 18, 2018, 06:43:36 PM
Well, I did this by accident once. 

I forgot a couple of baby ponies soaking in a jar of 100% acetone- they got very large and distorted- they looked QUITE monstrous.

But oddly enough the vinyl shrank back eventually  I don't have them anymore- I gave them to a friend for an art project since they were so weird (at least at first)

The shrinking back was not right away-  it took longer than you'd think- long after they were "dry" - by the time they shrank back they no longer had super thin wobbly areas... hey looked fairly normal.

I am curious to see if you can make the "growth" permanent :)

Maybe if you filled her with plaster or resin or something?
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 29, 2018, 09:34:48 AM
Update pics coming soon. And more ponies will be undergoing the experiment :D
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 3*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on July 01, 2018, 12:36:21 PM
I just got back from the flea market with some new victims. One of the applejacks is quite damaged, lickety split has some marker stains and the honeysuckle is missing her wing mechanism, so those three are definitely taking an acetone bath.

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As for Peachy, she's holding up nicely. It's been 3 weeks and she seems to have kept her size. If she did shrink back a bit, I can't really tell. She is still soft and squishy, so that will make the rehairing a whole a easier. She might get a second acetone traitment, just out of curiosity.

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Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 4*
Post by: RoseNoire on July 01, 2018, 03:39:52 PM
I'm impressed that her symbols stayed on her and didn't dissolve. ^^ I can't wait to see how your other ponies will end up. ^^
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 4*
Post by: TornadoLovesMelody on July 01, 2018, 06:29:16 PM
For now it looks like the difference between a HK Peachy and an Italy version :)
Keep us updated :D
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 4*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on July 02, 2018, 05:31:09 PM
Well... the next batch has been soaking in acetone for about 45 minutes now. I threw 3 ponies in at the same time, and used pure acetone - no water dilution.


30 minutes in: "Applejack, nooo! What have I done?" *rushed to the kitchen to fill a cup of water, added it to the acetone*

40 minutes in: "Lickety, not you too!!!" *rushed to the kitchen to fill two pints of water, added it to the acetone*


To be continued...

 :what: :what: :what:

EDIT: About 90 minutes in...

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A hind leg of both AJ and Lickety Split started to grow disproportionately very quickly, but not evenly. And very shortly after bubbles were developing all around the hoof (probably the spots where the plastic was the thinest).

I immediately added water, and the swelling has drastically receded since. I'm afraid it will also stunt the overall growth.

I didn't take pics, because the solution became turbid very quickly: this time I didn't remove the hair plugs. The glue on the hair has dissolved, turning the liquid very murky.

 :art: :art: :art:
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 4*
Post by: Loa on July 02, 2018, 11:24:17 PM
This is fantastic!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 4*
Post by: NightGliderSA on July 03, 2018, 08:25:29 AM
I wonder why the hind leg in particular grew more than the rest of the pony? Why not all of the legs?
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 4*
Post by: Safflower on July 03, 2018, 03:02:35 PM
I wonder why the hind leg in particular grew more than the rest of the pony? Why not all of the legs?
Thinner plastic, maybe?
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Update on page 4*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on July 03, 2018, 07:57:37 PM
Applejack kinda shrunk!
But wait till you see Lickety Split...

It really is a matter of trial and error with every pony. Both were dropped in the same acetone bath, and all that happened to AJ was a discoloring. On closer inspection, it seems like she even shrunk a little.

Notice the hind leg. The leg is much softer than the others, so I'm guessing it never got as much plastic as the other three to begin with. The bloating has receded, but it was horrendous when she was in the acetone.
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It's not the positioning; she really is shorter than the other one, and noticeably paler.
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And now, dum dum duuuuummmmmm...
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I'm going to follow Noasar's advice and use expanding foam on the inside, after a second acetone bath.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 3rd*
Post by: Tulips on July 03, 2018, 09:53:30 PM
*claps excitedly* Lickety Split looks spectacular! I so want a giant Posey, but I'd be afraid to try this myself. :P
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 3rd*
Post by: Safflower on July 03, 2018, 10:41:36 PM
*gasps* LICKETY O.O That's a big result!!! Applejack looks cute too :heart:
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 3rd*
Post by: Noasar on July 04, 2018, 12:38:17 AM
Oh wow she is huge! I love her! Godzilla Split!

Let me know how the foam goes - I might just have to try this myself too to get some giant ponies. Don’t you just love science!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 3rd*
Post by: Princess_Luvlee on July 04, 2018, 07:55:47 PM
That's so cool!  I've seen doll heads grown and shrunk; there's tutorials for fast and slow shrinking.  It makes monster high dolls look so much better proportioned when their heads are shrunk.

More sizes of ponies can make for more interesting families.  The enlarged ones looking male & shrunk ones being teens or petite ladies. 

Would love to see a bigger big brother.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 3rd*
Post by: NightGliderSA on July 05, 2018, 09:07:08 AM
Oh wow! So amazing that you got two totally different outcomes from the two ponies in the same bath - how fun is this?!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 3rd*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on July 08, 2018, 01:12:57 PM
First off, let's take a moment of silence for Lickety Split... RIP
She started out so well, but wasn't meant to last... The expanding foam wasn't nearly strong enough to keep her from shrinking. She became smaller than her original size, and the expanding foam at her core apparently didn't have the air to dry, so it eventually spilled out. It was a real mess.

Lickety's revenge: expanding foam on my fingernails... That stuff does not come off!

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I'm afraid G1 is over and done with, for now. Those figures are just to unpredictable. Here's a newborn that was left in acetone:

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She grew a bit, but nothing worthwhile. Notice the cheek; the plastic has been eaten away, like acne scars.

So for my final attempt, I went with a G3.

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(If someone could take a comparison shot of a regular Wondermint next to a classic coke can, that would be great.)


G3 truly seems worth the effort! For now. Fingers crossed. I think the G1 plastic is just too old to withstand the acetone shock. Also, a G3's plastic seems more even throughout the body, contrary to G1's who have obvious spots of very thin plastic.

We'll see what happens to Wondermint in a few days. But if this works, I might have to stick with G3 instead of G1 for my supersized art pony project. If Wondermint survives, I'll be going all out and drown a G3 Styling pony in acetone...

EDIT: Her paint came off really quickly, but the strands of hair are not affected at all. Weird.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 08, 2018, 04:28:43 PM
Everybody run, it's WonderMammoth!
It'll be neat to see if this one stays!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on July 08, 2018, 05:49:52 PM
Just when I thought I was done with G1's, this happened... I'm considering this to be twice the size, maybe not in height but in volume it comes close enough. She's massive, and needs support to stand. The very first one shrunk back btw.

Random Peachy dropped in the acetone after Wondermint's result:

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Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: NightGliderSA on July 09, 2018, 09:31:45 AM
Wow, she is massive! The results are very varied though. How is First Peachy now that she has shrunk back? Is her plastic any different to that of other Peachies'?
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: Safflower on July 09, 2018, 09:21:44 PM
I just want to see some fashion styles grow to life size ponies :P

That is awesome though, I hope they stay that big! You can really tell how much lighter bigger Peachy is.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: Noasar on July 09, 2018, 09:51:17 PM
Oh it’s a shame the foam didn’t work and gave you lovely new nail art!! Peachy looks a LOT bigger than the original. I hope she stays that way!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 3rd*
Post by: aintnobuffalo on July 10, 2018, 02:19:12 AM
...

If Wondermint survives, I'll be going all out and drown a G3 Styling pony in acetone...


Yeeeeeesssssss!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on July 11, 2018, 06:12:34 AM
First Peachy's plastic became much harder. She was about half n ear shorter than the regular peachy I used for the comparison shots. The second one shrunk back as well, sadly enough. I used moist flour to fill them with this time, taped off the neckline and the tail hole. It's just not strong enough; the shrinking plastic manages to push the filling out.

The same was used on Wondermint; she holds up just fine.

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Playdoh as a filling might be another option?

I have a baby Moondancer as well. This time I won't try to stop the shrinking and just let the whole process be. Let's see how small she gets in the end.

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Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: Avasponies on December 21, 2018, 03:32:14 AM
So what happened in the end to all the patients???
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: SpaceButtPonies on December 21, 2018, 12:21:58 PM
Wow. This was a really fascinating read! I'm curious myself, what happened :D
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on December 22, 2018, 11:15:26 AM
I dilute my acetone nail varnish remover. None of my ponies or dolls have expanded.

Never put acetone on doll clothes, they shrink; Barbie hasn't got he top anymore.
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: KottonKandy on December 30, 2018, 07:53:48 PM
The postings stopped rather abruptly. Did the pony patients exact their revenge?
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: Shaiyeh on December 30, 2018, 08:35:12 PM
This has been amazing to read throuugh - canät believe Iäve missed this thread until now. So curious to see how the ponies are doing!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 30, 2018, 08:54:54 PM
Holy cow. This is a very strange and unusual experiment. Dr. Dreamvallenstein. I sure wasn't expecting to see mega ponies as a result!
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: vampyrefay on June 16, 2019, 09:52:58 PM
Are there going to be any more updates
Title: Re: acetone effect on pony *Updated July 8th: G3 pony*
Post by: Loona on June 23, 2019, 09:21:57 PM
Wow, this was  totally cool to see and read through! I'd also love to know how the ponies are doing now that quite some time has passed  :rolleyes:
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