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“Concerned” Fakie Custom - Quiver Leaf!

StormMaeker

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I found this fakie in a charity shop when I got a bunch of ponies the other week. I had never seen one in person before, only in pictures, and I think they’re so entertaining. I just had to get it!
I still had some orange hair left from when I redid my first custom and first rehair a couple of years or so ago that I needed to use up so it was the perfect time to use it. I don’t have a great “before” picture of the whole pony but there is one I took when warming the pony up to behead, a pony floating in despair of what’s to come
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Like fakies do, their hair is usually really easy to pull out with a tug which is what happened here. I kept the hair because it had tinsel in it. Also, who knows if I could reuse it.

It’s a known fact fakies tend to have one row of hair and a weirdly rooted tail. I prefer to make a new tail hole like proper ponies do and fill in the holes the best I can using puffy paint. The smallest drill we have though is a bit big meaning Quiver would have a very thick tail. Also, I added another row for hair. When I finished putting new hair in, I had to add a few more at the front
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The fakie cutie mark didn’t come off completely and is was faintly visible. I didn’t want to paint the body but I had to cover it. I failed, wiped off the paint and left it as it is hoping the new cutie mark will distract from it. Also, that is now a birth mark on the back of the ear.

Here is Quiver Leaf!
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The leftover hair I used was all a big mess from the last time I used it. I had made a mess of it all tangled up and left no thought for future me who might have a problem untangling. I think I must’ve thought “I’ll figure out how to sort this in future, I’m done for now” and put it away. Once I finally did sort it all out, I used it on the tail and the start of the hair then opened the second pack I had which was a lot easier to use and is why the top of the tail is a bit raggy. The hair feels a bit long but if I can’t get used to it, I’ll trim it

The only cutie mark that just felt like the right idea with a pony like this was leaves. I had a feeling a similar one was used in G4 but no matter how much I searched, I couldn’t find one just like it. I feel it could be a lot better but the body is so tiny.
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The photo session got a bit much for Quiver Leaf in the end. I had taken 17 pictures and most of them are the same anyway. Sorry, Quiver :rolleyespony:
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StormMaeker

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I love the colors you picked. She’s adorable!
Thanks!
I was deciding between some yellow that I got for Cadance’s tail to be used on this pony but I decided it’s best I used up the orange I already had. It just seems like you can’t go wrong with pony hair! :Flutter4:
 

DorkLarue

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I am in love with this custom!! I have to wonder why the concerned ponies exist in the first place-who thought "this is what kids want to play with!"? But I'm glad they do because they are delightful, and your custom looks amazing!!

Also with regards to you thinking there may be a similar cutie mark, perhaps you're thinking of Zephyr Breeze? His cutie mark is a feather blowing in the wind. That's the closest I can think of.
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StormMaeker

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I am in love with this custom!! I have to wonder why the concerned ponies exist in the first place-who thought "this is what kids want to play with!"? But I'm glad they do because they are delightful, and your custom looks amazing!!

Also with regards to you thinking there may be a similar cutie mark, perhaps you're thinking of Zephyr Breeze? His cutie mark is a feather blowing in the wind. That's the closest I can think of.
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It is strange that fakies like this even exist but someone must’ve had some kid approve of them somewhere

I hadn’t heard of Zephyr Breeze until now, I didn’t get far enough in my FiM rewatch to find out. I think what I was thinking of was two leaves existing but maybe it was just a realistic fake memory I had. Thanks though! :winkpony:
 

Leave a Whisper

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The symbol and name are adorable and I like the golden autumn hair you used.
 

StormMaeker

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The puffy paint is a really good idea. She turned out super cute!
Thank you!
While the puffy paint didn’t give me the result I was hoping for (the holes are still there a bit), the old dots are covered and coloured so they are in a way plugged up. It did turn out better on a previous custom though
 

Gingerbread

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OMG, that face!
I hadn't seen this style fakie before but I don't keep up much with customs or G4 but now all I can picture is one of these done up with winter colored hair and a melting snowman symbol and that face! :rofl:

I need to find one of you talented ponies to make that for me! :snowman:
 

StormMaeker

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OMG, that face!
I hadn't seen this style fakie before but I don't keep up much with customs or G4 but now all I can picture is one of these done up with winter colored hair and a melting snowman symbol and that face! :rofl:

I need to find one of you talented ponies to make that for me! :snowman:
I haven’t seen another in person since finding this one but apparently they come in different sizes? This one isn’t the ‘Concerned Pony’ that seems most popular when you search for them but the one that pops up mostly on searches actually has white hair
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Tak

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OMG, that face!
I hadn't seen this style fakie before but I don't keep up much with customs or G4 but now all I can picture is one of these done up with winter colored hair and a melting snowman symbol and that face! :rofl:

I need to find one of you talented ponies to make that for me! :snowman:
I’ve been looking and never found one, but they are so cute! (E said she’ll do the paint and I can do hair for a custom if you find one.)
 
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