The wonders of Sun Fading!! (pics!)

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  1. relcelestia

    relcelestia Princess Rinse 'N Spit

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    so i had no foil to wrap the hair in for these 2 lovelies so i just did the bodies (sans tails)
    finally got some foil but then decided to just leave it as is so i could show the contrast of the body to the non sunfaded head :)
    german starshine has been in the window for about 3 weeks
    argie twilight about 1.5 weeks

    theyre not done yet but i could wait any longer to start on the heads LOL!
    so here they are!!
    THANK YOU SO CAL SUMMER SUN!!!
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  2. StrawberryReef

    StrawberryReef www.strawberryreef.com

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    that is awesome! I have a couple G1s that need some fading... is that just blue painters tape you used to cover the symbols? And just wrap the hair in foil? Do you cover the eyes too? I have never done it so I'd love to hear the tricks of the trade....

    They are going to be so beautiful! Good job :)
  3. relcelestia

    relcelestia Princess Rinse 'N Spit

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    yup! you got it!! i like painters tape cause it wont take off the paint PLUS you can kinda see where the symbols are underneath to trim around them

    i also surround the ponies in mirrors to speed it up a bit ;)

    im thinkin i may put my gusty up there too. i thought she was already pretty white but she would be AWESOME after a couple weeks in the sun!
  4. relcelestia

    relcelestia Princess Rinse 'N Spit

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    also wanted to add that a member over at the arena, Calico_Star, puts hers in her car window!
    i thought that was genius since you can always have them in the sun that way (since you can move the car ) and theres not as much roof blocking the sun!
    i think i may just have to try that :tongue:
  5. relcelestia

    relcelestia Princess Rinse 'N Spit

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    wait... youre collecting G1s???
    awwesome!!!
    hows it goin so far?
    got any faves?
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  6. milkyway77

    milkyway77 magical bat winged unicorn cat

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    Wow. Natural resources are great, eh? :unicorn:
  7. cannibalcow

    cannibalcow Cherry General ⚓

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    that is so awesome!!! :D i wish my ponies would fade that well :p the sun here isn't much to brag about. i've had some ponies in the window for like 2 years now
  8. Pikabubba

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    wow what a huge difference!
  9. gafnorin

    gafnorin Teeny Tiny Baby Pony

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    Wow, that's some good fading. You can really see the difference with the head still dark like that. Nifty!
  10. Peppermint Truly

    Peppermint Truly Rockabilly husky tamer Staff Member Moderator

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    I am doing the same thing with a Quackers and it's working out great.

    I have had Mexican Minty up there for weeks but not a lot of progress. She has really bad highlighter marks around her eyes--- the eyeshadow complex.
  11. josiekat

    josiekat There's no such thing as a bait Bluebelle!

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    Wow...they look great! I have a few that could use some sun fading, but I am so nervous to do it.
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    thebeth Diva Pony

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    wow that's awesome. I've got florida summer sun, but all that really means is slight chance of rain.
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    thebeth Diva Pony

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    I think StrawberryReef has a ginormous childhood collection of G1s.

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