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Ben1138's Custom Blind Bags and assorted Pony stuff.

Discussion in 'Customs and Plushies' started by Ben1138, 3 July 2012.

  1. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    Hello fair peoples on the site :)
    A while back I saw this site and after browsing about the place I found this lovely little section and I browsed and viewed all your work with the blind bags and felt a mixture of happy and intrigue.

    I had been a customiser since 2006 but of Dr Who and Star Wars figures as I was a fan of them serieses...

    Well since I became a Brony I decided that an animated style would be good to venture into :)

    Without further adieu I'll star with my all time favourite Pony and Custom Fluttershy.

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    Being my favourite I was upset with Habro's corner cutting with her... So I got my Milliput out. Mixed equal amounts, painted her and then BAM! Flutters.
    Being my first Pony custom I am rather impressed with her
    (There does exist an older version I did, but changed her for the better)

    Next up is Big Mac
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    He was a fun one. Second I finished I remarked a simple 'Eeyup', smiled and placed him in my collection.

    Here we have Lyra.
    Strangely I never took a finished image of her... No idea why not, but still :D
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    For this one the plan was to buy two ponies and customise them and make Lyra and Bon-Bon. But as the shop had one blind bag left (Lyra luckily enough) I thought best make this one.
    But yeah...
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    That's the best I could manage :p

    Then you has everyone's favourite derped pegasus.
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    A top a muffin...
    Nothing new here, just a simple repaint.
    Moving on.

    To the piece the resistance.
    Fluttershy at the Gala...

    and trust me... You're going to LOVE HER!!!!!!!
    [​IMG]Scratch built from Milliput and cocktail sticks may I present my Fluttershy.

    That's all my finished stuff for now...
    but I'll leave you with a WIP.

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    Thanks for taking the time to browse my work. Let me know what you think. Comments, critque and all that dancin'.

    Ben
     
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  2. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    Great customs there.
    That Discord's gonna' end up good I can sense it.
     
  3. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    Thanks muchly :)

    Update on Discord: He now has legs and hopefully an antler that won't snap -_-
    Also began on an Applejack with her hat...

    No images as of yet.

    Ben
     
  4. Chestnuts

    Chestnuts Hashtag Ponyswag

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    That Discord's looking great already can't wait for pics with his legs :D
     
  5. Empress

    Empress クロックワークのように

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    Oh my, these look awesome.

    Can't wait to see AJ with her hat as well :D
     
  6. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    Images are a bit pants, but alas...
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    Yeah, as you can see the face has taken shape and it's all because of green stuff :)

    Today he may get his wings and at the weekend his arms :D

    Ben
     
  7. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    Ahh there's soo much detail on that discord. Awesome.
     
  8. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    Thanks Absentia :)
    Yeah, I added a wing and the start of some arms...

    Sadly I don't want to finish him as this is very enjoyable to do :D

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    Qui Gon came to my add to lend a hand :D

    Ben
     
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  9. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    So fellas. The time is nearly upon us. Discord is almost finished.
    And as I did with the head to make it look less like a weird Yoda I painted him up.

    Granted he still lacks arms and his feathery wing, but you can get the jest of what this is right??

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    And too show scale, here he is with Rainbow Dash.
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    Now here's where you lot come in.
    How should I pose his arms??

    Ben
     
  10. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    Well Discord has been put on hold, general boredom seeing him as my only challenge on a daily basis.
    So out of desperation for another task may I present (better than the blind bag model screen accurateness) Pinkie Pie.

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    Bashed out a start to Pinkie over the course of 20 minutes and the chorus to Smile, Smile, Smile stuck in my head.
    I look forward to painting her up :D

    Ben
     
  11. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    Here's Pinkie sans cutie mark.

    Should only be a matter of time.

    Ben
     
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    Chestnuts Hashtag Ponyswag

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    Love that pinkie dude, where's discord though?
     
  13. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    I made a whoopsie with his arms and the scaling of his hands and such... Sadly they have to be chipped back but I don't know...
    You decide for yourself.
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    Thanks though regarding Pinkie. That mane was a pig to cut back :p
    Almost lost a finger tip.

    Ben
     
  14. Crimson Dawn

    Crimson Dawn You keep sending them, il keep knocking them down!

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    Hehe I love what you have done, makes me consider getting a custom BB sometime ;)
     
  15. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    Haha, thanks :)
    I find it's better to make them yourself.
    Even if it looks awful you have the pride that you created it yourself and you've personalised your collection :D

    Need an image of all my customs together.

    Ben
     
  16. Crimson Dawn

    Crimson Dawn You keep sending them, il keep knocking them down!

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    I would but I would need to learn the correct way of doing so first, I have made stuff in the past but never moded anything.
     
  17. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    It's all trial and error.
    if you need help I'll gladly assist :)

    Also, my first crack at customising was very poor based on what I can do now.
    Start off with a repaint :)

    Ben
     
  18. Crimson Dawn

    Crimson Dawn You keep sending them, il keep knocking them down!

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    Hmmm... I will take your offer under consideration, one question though, if I were to start by recoluring what paint should I use?
     
  19. Ben1138

    Ben1138 Customiser, toy collector and general weirdo

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    Every one uses different paints, but for me I use Revell Aqua Color. Can be picked up in Modelzone at £2 a pot. Mostly just military colours, as the man in the shop said 'who heard of a pastel tank?'.

    But I'd say acrylics are a good paint to use. Clean, easy to apply and dries rather smoothly.

    And have an array of paint brushes.

    Ben
     
  20. Crimson Dawn

    Crimson Dawn You keep sending them, il keep knocking them down!

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    Fair enough, I will look into it, thanks for the help ;)
     

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