My Customized Ponys

AzaleaArt

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Back in May I decided I wanted to try customizing some g4 ponys, so I bought a big bag of slightly baity ones on eBay. Mostly the bodies are in good shape, lots of haircuts, kinda dirty and one has been chewed on...a lot, poor thing.

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So I thought I’d make a thread that I can add to as I customize them rather than a separate thread for each pony I make :smile:

Well I finally got one done!
Meet Cupcake my first custom pony (technically she’s my second but the other is still waiting for hair, I ordered a rerooting tool but it’s taking forever to ship :/ ) :flutter2:
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She is a birthday gift for my mom who is totally NOT a pony person but she likes Fluttershy because her colors remind her of these cupcakes her mom used to bring home. When I was cleaning up the ponys she saw this one and asked if I would customize it for her:satisfied:
I forgot to take a pic before I started, but she looked pretty much like the other one here except her tail was half cut off and for some reason her hair was sticky and would not come clean. I ended up brushing some baby powder into it which took care of the sticky and made her hair a slightly lighter pink
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And a closeup of the cutie mark
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AzaleaArt

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She's adorable! And you did such a great job on her symbol, it looks professional!
Awww thanks so much!!! :ponylove: It took me about 8 tries to get the cupcakes right so I’m glad you think they look good :D
Wow you are amazing I could never be that good I'm really bad at painting I've tried customizing many times but can never get the simple the way I want it to
Aww that’s sweet of you! :satisfied:
I’m sure you can do it if you keep practicing! This is my first custom pony but I have customized a couple other toys before (an Lps, a mini Lalaloopsy, a Tinkerbell doll and a Pupcake from Strawberry Shortcake) so I’ve had a little bit of practice painting tiny details before this. Trust me, my first tries are very wonky XD
You could always start out on a larger pony if you wanted to practice, that way the symbol won’t be as small?
 

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Awww thanks so much!!! :ponylove: It took me about 8 tries to get the cupcakes right so I’m glad you think they look good :D

Aww that’s sweet of you! :satisfied:
I’m sure you can do it if you keep practicing! This is my first custom pony but I have customized a couple other toys before (an Lps, a mini Lalaloopsy, a Tinkerbell doll and a Pupcake from Strawberry Shortcake) so I’ve had a little bit of practice painting tiny details before this. Trust me, my first tries are very wonky XD
You could always start out on a larger pony if you wanted to practice, that way the symbol won’t be as small?

I'm the same way! I'll redo things over and over until they're perfect! That's the best way to get in a lotta practice!
 

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She’s so sweet! I love her. I am a bit envious of your steady hand for the teeny tiny details.
Thanks to 30+ years of obsessive drawing, the ol’ carpel tunnel has really effected my detail abilities now. :,( So I see tiny details like this and I get excited that people still do it and continue on the custom pony tradition. <3
 

AzaleaArt

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I'm the same way! I'll redo things over and over until they're perfect! That's the best way to get in a lotta practice!
True! I definitely got a bunch of practice from redoing them :D If it was just for me I probably would’ve been satisfied on the 5th or 6th try but since it was a gift I wanted it to be as perfect as I could make it:lolpony:
She’s so sweet! I love her. I am a bit envious of your steady hand for the teeny tiny details.
Thanks to 30+ years of obsessive drawing, the ol’ carpel tunnel has really effected my detail abilities now. :,( So I see tiny details like this and I get excited that people still do it and continue on the custom pony tradition. <3
Thank you so much!! :lolpony:
Aww that’s too bad, at least it’s from doing something you enjoyed though :sadpony:
It’s kinda funny that I can keep my hand steady for painting little things but whenever I try to do lineart on a drawing it’s so shaky XD
Those cupcakes look real they're so well detailed :surprisepony: I absolutely love what you've done with her. (Fluttershy is a favorite of mine, too) This is your first one?! I can't wait to see more! Beautiful! <3
:xmashug:Thank you! I did a ton of sketching before painting them to try and get them to look real but also slightly cartoony if that makes sense so I’m happy to hear it worked!
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She’s really my second one but since my handmade rerooting tool broke halfway through, he’s just sitting on my desk waiting to be finished ^^; when I get the hair done I’ll definitely post some pics here.
Honestly I don’t think it’s possible to dislike Fluttershy lol, she’s just so sweet and happy and she loves and helps animals :D
 

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True! I definitely got a bunch of practice from redoing them :D If it was just for me I probably would’ve been satisfied on the 5th or 6th try but since it was a gift I wanted it to be as perfect as I could make it:lolpony:

Thank you so much!! :lolpony:
Aww that’s too bad, at least it’s from doing something you enjoyed though :sadpony:
It’s kinda funny that I can keep my hand steady for painting little things but whenever I try to do lineart on a drawing it’s so shaky XD

:xmashug:Thank you! I did a ton of sketching before painting them to try and get them to look real but also slightly cartoony if that makes sense so I’m happy to hear it worked!
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She’s really my second one but since my handmade rerooting tool broke halfway through, he’s just sitting on my desk waiting to be finished ^^; when I get the hair done I’ll definitely post some pics here.
Honestly I don’t think it’s possible to dislike Fluttershy lol, she’s just so sweet and happy and she loves and helps animals :D
I honestly love fluttershy's power pony alter ego, too. Like the hulk. I identify with her.
 

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That sounds cool, I haven’t seen it. So is she like a super hero?
Yes. In the episode, spike is reading a comic and they all get sucked in. They become the power ponies. It may be my favorite episode.
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She's called "saddle rager"
 

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Great job. I hope your mom likes it.
 

AzaleaArt

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Yes. In the episode, spike is reading a comic and they all get sucked in. They become the power ponies. It may be my favorite episode.
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She's called "saddle rager"

Omg :lolpony: that’s hilarious! I’ve seen those toys but I didn’t know what they were from XD thanks for adding the clip too.
I think my favorite episode is probably Slice of life
Great job. I hope your mom likes it.
Thank you very much :satisfied: she does
 

AzaleaArt

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I finally finished rooting my first fully customized pony!
He started out as an Applejack with a hair and tail cut, now he’s Pluto :D
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His design and cutie mark are inspired by these two pics, how cute is it that there’s a heart on the planet?
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I found these tiny little star shaped fasteners for his hair
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And just for fun because he’s space themed, here he is in my Tardis ^_^

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