Cattail - G4 Themed Custom

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  1. dakotadarkhooves

    dakotadarkhooves Bushwoolie

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    There's this minor character from Season 7 Episode 20 of FiM named Cattail. He's a bayou pony and I fell in love with him when I watched the episode. So when I noticed I had a G1 baby fakie lying around that had the perfect body type for him, I decided, why not?

    This is my first completed custom and I am completely stoked with how he came out!

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    How He Was Made:
    - I removed the fakie's mane and tail completely, and then cleaned off the original eye paint with non-acetone nail polish remover
    - I painted the base coat with acrylic paint that I mixed to create the perfect color for Cattail's body, and the painted his facial features/cutie mark on.
    - I applied a bit of gloss varnish to his eyes and nostrils, and then sealed him with matte spray lacquer.
    - I used yellow yarn, combed out a bit to better resemble hair, for his mane, tail, and facial hair. His mane and facial hair were glued directly to him using low-heat hot glue, and his tail was put into the old tail hole and fixed to the inside with hot glue. I then used yellow thread to tie his hair into its style.
    - I made his vest out of green felt, and the symbols on it were hand-painted with acrylic paint.
    - His hat, bandanna, and hair ties were all made with painted craft foam pieces that were glued together.
    - His two necklaces were both made from painted elastic cord, and the brown one has three gold rings crimped around it.
  2. Ology

    Ology The Other Place across the House!

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    great job I liked that charter too. I love the cutie mark and the beard looks great.
  3. Tak

    Tak "My Wesley will always come for me"

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    Great work! You have a good hand for the painting and accessories are great!
  4. dakotadarkhooves

    dakotadarkhooves Bushwoolie

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    Thank you! <3

    Ahh thank you so much! I really enjoy painting things (just so long as it isn't a flat canvas, hehe!)
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    kittensquid Little Pretty Kitty

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    He looks awesome! I really liked his character too. His face is just spot on!
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    Ah thank you!

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