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Author Topic: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!  (Read 1247 times)

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UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« on: June 23, 2021, 11:56:53 AM »
Woops! I bought a three legged pony.

If I had read past the words 'played with' condition, I might have seen 'amputation' further down in the description.

This is my first time trying to post an image, but in case it doesn't work...here's the description... I accidentally bought the sister of the Apple Delight loving family with only three legs.

I'm not opposed to trying my hand at epoxie sculpt, but i've never done anything like this before.

In the experienced opinion of customisers / restorers, is this even worth trying or is a missing leg just too much work?

I've been thinking of ways I could take a mold of the existing leg of a baby in the same pose and use it to make a new leg.

Any advice welcome, even if it's to cut my losses and bin her :-(


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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2021, 01:44:12 PM »
its not that hard to work with! I'd suggest putting some kind of armature underneath of some sort! Just make sure to wear gloves and sand it down after 24 hrs

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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2021, 02:31:16 PM »
totally repairable.  Display only, of course
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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2021, 02:54:49 PM »
its not that hard to work with! I'd suggest putting some kind of armature underneath of some sort! Just make sure to wear gloves and sand it down after 24 hrs

I like your optimism! Can I ask what an armature is? Google wasn't very elightening!

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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2021, 04:55:11 PM »
its not that hard to work with! I'd suggest putting some kind of armature underneath of some sort! Just make sure to wear gloves and sand it down after 24 hrs

I like your optimism! Can I ask what an armature is? Google wasn't very elightening!

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An armature is a support that you put inside of a scultpute, kind of like a skeleton. In this case, I would pobably build an armature out of aluminum foil, stick it in the leg hole, and sculpt a new leg around it with apoxie sculpt.

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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2021, 06:59:43 PM »
I would take the opportunity to make something out of resin but that's probably expensive, lol. Sanding is key! If you have a pony in the same mold, you can always look to her for inspiration. It might be easier since you're not sculpting small, thin details, just a large chunk.
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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2021, 10:59:00 PM »
Aww, poor baby! Definitely don't toss them - I'm sure someone will have a use for them! Me personally, I'd suggest making a cool pirate pony peg-leg situation! Yarrr! I be an apple pirate pony now! :lmao: Making a mold and filling it with resin will also work, but it'll be a lot of effort!
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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 05:25:27 AM »
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I'd suggest making a cool pirate pony peg-leg situation! Yarrr! I be an apple pirate pony now! :lmao:

I love this! It would be awesome and adorable  :silly:
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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2021, 08:20:19 AM »
I vote for tin foil armature plus epoxy sculpt. It looks like an ideal starter project for sculpting and you will have bought some interesting materials and have an awesome new skill. Plus it's a white pony so easy to colour match with hopefully only a tiny bit of tweaking.
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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2021, 09:09:16 AM »
Thanks all! The pirate idea is definitely cute!  :biggrin:
I've ordered some apoxie sculpt and I'll have a go at some of your suggestions. I think she will never be quite right, so seing as she is white, I might take off her symbols and make my first ever 'custom' Poor little thing   :(
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Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2021, 06:19:51 PM »
Thanks all! The pirate idea is definitely cute!  :biggrin:
I've ordered some apoxie sculpt and I'll have a go at some of your suggestions. I think she will never be quite right, so seing as she is white, I might take off her symbols and make my first ever 'custom' Poor little thing   :(
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Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2021, 02:28:05 PM »
A huge thanks for the tips and recommendations from people on here. I ended up making a splint from a paperclip wrapped in tin foil and angled it like the leg before filling with apoxie sculpt!

The leg is nowhere near perfect, but for my first ever reconstructive surgery to make a custom baby I'm happy (plus it's not display side).

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Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2021, 03:40:56 PM »
She stands!! I think it's cool, it looks like a pony prosthetic. :)
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Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2021, 05:57:21 PM »
Wow, she looks great! Good job :bigups:
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Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2021, 06:18:54 PM »
Aww she looks much happier now!! Great job! 💖
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