My First Restorations - sculpting, deflocking, repinking *photo heavy*

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Hello again!!

Being at home so much, I ended up sitting down and trying my hand at some restoration. I have a few ponies with bite marks, sunfading hair, etc. The worst off though was SS Twilight. I don't have pictures from before her deflock because I started it so long ago (and stopped in the middle...), but I promise her flocking was spotty and gross. :tongue: She's also missing an ear and her hair is faded. This is her right after I finished deflocking her the other day, plus some little scratches I accidentally caused while scraping off the flocking :cry:

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And here's her new ear, sculpted with apoxie and painted with acrylics! I also fixed up those scratches from above.

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Here's her all fixed up, resculpted, repainted, and repinked! There's some glue discoloration that I can't really get off, but overall she looks a lot better than before. I'm so happy with how she turned out!

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Next up is Sparkler, suffering from lots of bite marks and glitter loss.

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This was my first reglittering as well. I didn't get her completely smooth with apoxie, but my goal was really to just fill in the worst spots anyways. Color matching was a pain but I think she ended up looking a lot better regardless!!

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Last but not least, some repinking for my pinkless Ringlet ^^

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I've never done any of this stuff before so it was a bit nerve-wracking but overall I'm happy with the results ^^
 

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Wow, congrats, they look great now, I also love Twilight's new year!

I'm also new to pony restoration, at the moment I have my first three sun-fading projects going on at the moment, and as soon as the pink dye arrives, I'll have a go at my first re-pinking project. :D
 

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I think they all turned out fantastic! It’s always a good feeling when you’ve completed fixing a very loved pony. I give you major props for not only tackling these but deflocking, moulding, repinking and paint matching are no walk in the park when it comes to restoration.

Look at my poor Hippity Hop:
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Shes been like this for months now because I’m throughly annoyed with the lack of deflocking that’s happening. Lol!
 

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Thanks all! These ponies look a lot happier on my shelves now.

Look at my poor Hippity Hop:
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Shes been like this for months now because I’m throughly annoyed with the lack of deflocking that’s happening. Lol!
Poor Hippity Hop! This is a lot like how my Twilight looked for a long time until I used some Goo Gone, which made deflocking a lot easier :tongue:
 
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Thanks all! These ponies look a lot happier on my shelves now.


Poor Hippity Hop! This is a lot like how my Twilight looked for a long time until I used some Goo Gone, which made deflocking a lot easier :tongue:
Ha ha!!! I’ve done Goo Gone, 100% acetone, paint removers of various kinds. She just really wants to stay fuzzy. Lol
 

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Ha ha!!! I’ve done Goo Gone, 100% acetone, paint removers of various kinds. She just really wants to stay fuzzy. Lol
Oh no! She's stubborn :shock: Good luck with her, hopefully eventually she'll give up her flocking lol

OH you did a fantastic job, @Truly_Scrumptious! I need you to come stay with me and help me with some of my poor beat up ponies!
Haha thank you! I'm certainly no master at restoration but it's really satisfying to fix them up!!
 

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Woah that’s really cool! Thanks for the link :lolpony: And the flock isn’t even very expensive!
I don’t actually have any so soft ponys, but I’ve passed up quite a few because the flocking was so patchy. Plus I have a few different old toys that it wore away on as I played with them, I just figured they were stuck like that
No problem! It's super cool! I am planning to (hopefully) restore my Puppy/Kitty in my Pocket toys with the same method.
 

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That does look really well done, but I think I’ll go with the method that doesn’t use power tools XD they are not my friend lol
You can do it with a manual thingy that gives the flocking static electric charge so the material stands up right too. No power needed, just your arm muscles. (I’ve been doing A LOT of research for best results for flocking, can you tell? Lol)
 

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You can do it with a manual thingy that gives the flocking static electric charge so the material stands up right too. No power needed, just your arm muscles. (I’ve been doing A LOT of research for best results for flocking, can you tell? Lol)
That could work then :D
I’m guessing you have a few to fix up? Lol
 

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You can do it with a manual thingy that gives the flocking static electric charge so the material stands up right too. No power needed, just your arm muscles. (I’ve been doing A LOT of research for best results for flocking, can you tell? Lol)
That's interesting!! Do you know where I can find it, or what it's called?
 
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