Re-rooting help please!

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  1. Skybreeze

    Skybreeze BBE Pony

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    Does anypony have any experience re-rooting Shining Armor? I got one whose mane (and tail) have been completely cut off and thought I could re-root him since I don’t have this variation of him.
    My only think is, because fabric was used does anyone have suggestions of how I can go about re-rooting with the “normal” brushable hair?

    Here’s some pics of how is hair is currently:
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    LightningSilver-Mana Twinkles the Cat

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    Ooooh yeah I have made a few customs from this base.

    Cut as much off as you can with scissors then boil him in a pan or pot on hard boil for a bit then scrape off the glue and stuff with exacto blade or razor blade
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    Yes, I ended up doing that. Honestly the worst and most frustrating re-root I’ve done. That part that really got me stressed and frustrated the most was the tail plug. It did not want to budge no matter how long I boiled it or tried to cut it... I got it (mostly) out after two hours of pushing a knitting needle through while in boiling water. I will never fancy up another one of these guys again.
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    LightningSilver-Mana Twinkles the Cat

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    Yeah I cheat a lot when customizing too cause I'm both clumsy and lazy, so half the time like that tail stub issue I just pin the new tail over the patch of fur, put some e6000 around the pin and hope for the best

    I mean best advice I can really give is instead of giving up, don't becafraid to cheat and do lazy methods

    Just do what gets the job done, I say

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    All I could think about while I was using an exacto knife in boiling water and tongs to hold down my pony was “what do I tell the ER doctor when I cut myself?”

    With your beautiful creations, I highly doubt your “lazy.” It takes a lot of time and effort to do customize a pony, something I have a whole new appreciation for. As for lazy methods, I’m all about that but I’m also pretty stubborn. I decided his tail plug was coming out and it was coming out gosh darn it. Lol He really did turn out great in the end.
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    So here’s my finial out come of My lovingly frustrating re-root of Shining Armor. I love how he turned out an the hair I ended up using, it’s preety perfect for him. I think I will trim his mane a bit more now that I see him with my other G4 boys... and then I need to figure out how to get his tail to not stick out like that. :/
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    LightningSilver-Mana Twinkles the Cat

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    Pfffffffft oh some of the ways I do things really are lazy xD
    Like instead of spending a whole hour boiling a pony to get the inner neck plug loose, I'll just pin a tail on a pony

    I usually do the exacto blade cutting after the boiling just make sure to drain the boiling water out of the pony and hold it with a thick towel

    I've burnt myself with the boiling water numerous times

    Very nice! Did you try ausing a hair dryer on high setting on the tail?

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