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Title: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: ScotchHop 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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Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Nerdzuka 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
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 23, 2021, 02:31:16 PM
totally repairable.  Display only, of course
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: ScotchHop 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!

Thanks
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Eruna 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!

Thanks
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.
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf 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.
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Snapdragon 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!
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: BubbleTea 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:
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden 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.
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: ScotchHop 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   :(
Title: Re: Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Mami Tomoe 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   :(
I cant wait to see what you do  I know it will be awsome .
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: ScotchHop 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).

Here she is!

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Mummy Sun Dance still needs her spa day, but you get the idea ;-)
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 16, 2021, 03:40:56 PM
She stands!! I think it's cool, it looks like a pony prosthetic. :)
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 16, 2021, 05:57:21 PM
Wow, she looks great! Good job :bigups:
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Snapdragon on August 16, 2021, 06:18:54 PM
Aww she looks much happier now!! Great job! 💖
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Heelys on August 16, 2021, 06:50:59 PM
She’s beautiful! And I agree, it looks smooth, but also like a prosthetic. We love body diversity baby Sundance (and the pose works so well for Sundance too)
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Griffin on August 16, 2021, 08:12:01 PM
She looks so much happier now!
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on August 16, 2021, 11:22:59 PM
Great job! She is so cute. Now you should make up a fun backstory for her about how she came to need her cool new prosthetic!
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Ponybookworm on August 17, 2021, 12:17:35 AM
That is an awesome job on the leg!!! And what a great idea making here a Baby Sundance xxx
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: Kanthaka on August 17, 2021, 12:58:00 AM
She looks fantastic! She's so cute with Mom Sundance.
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: ScotchHop on August 17, 2021, 02:48:56 PM
Thanks everyone   :biggrin:



She’s beautiful! And I agree, it looks smooth, but also like a prosthetic. We love body diversity baby Sundance (and the pose works so well for Sundance too)

I love this! Body diversity baby Sundance has already been adopted by my daughter who thinks she's lovely  ^.^
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: ridi on August 18, 2021, 11:30:18 AM
I'm so glad you decided to keep and repair her! She looks amazing! :lovey:
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: pinkkittywinks on August 18, 2021, 12:14:02 PM
Well done :heart: She looks so much better now :)

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: UPDATE AND REVEAL: ! Help! I bought a three legged pony!
Post by: SunPony on August 21, 2021, 12:15:20 AM
I'm glad you were able to help her.  She's adorable! 

("body diversity baby Sundance" made me chuckle)
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