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Starxy's Custom Adventures!

Discussion in 'Customs and Plushies' started by Starxy, 22 September 2016.

  1. Starxy

    Starxy New Pony

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    Hello! :)

    I've recently been addicted to MLP custom videos on YouTube and thought I might give it a go myself!
    Baring in mind I have no experience ever doing anything like this at all, I didn't expect my first custom to go too well, but I was very pleasantly surprised! :D

    Here is my very first custom! My OC/ponysona, Dazzling Dusk!

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    I'm so chuffed with how she turned out!
    She was made from an old unicorn Twilight brushable I had that I couldn't do much with after getting an alicorn Twilight one ^^'
    Her mane, tail, and horn are all made from lightweight clay and she was painted with acrylic paint ^^
    It was so much fun to make her, and I'd certainly love to continue making customs in the future! :D

    The next one I plan on making is Nightmare Rarity!
    I'm sure she'll be just as fun to make as Dusk here was! :)
     
  2. Wonderbolt

    Wonderbolt Honorary Pony

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    She looks ace xD
    What brand of Acrylic paint did you use?
     
  3. Starxy

    Starxy New Pony

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    Aw, thank you very much! :D
    The brand of acrylic I used is "docraft Artiste"
     
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    Cendaquenta she / they

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    She looks great, I'd never have guessed she was your first custom! Really impressed with how well done the cutie mark is in particular, considering it's pretty intricate. Looking forward to seeing how Nightmarity and any future projects turn out. :)
     
  5. Starxy

    Starxy New Pony

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    Thank you so much!
    I know, right?! I wasn't expecting her to be too good, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, I'd only been watching custom videos for a short while.
    I was definitely most impressed with the cutie mark as well (also the eyes) because having painted her by hand, I never imagined I'd get them looking like they do! :O
     
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    Really nice work there.
     
  7. Starxy

    Starxy New Pony

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    Thank you so much! :)
     
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    Wonderbolt Honorary Pony

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    Never heard of that brand until now, but its come out really well xD I thought you might have used a modelling paint like Tamiya or Humbrol paints.
     
  9. Starxy

    Starxy New Pony

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    Aw, yeah, I got it from my local arts and crafts shop, it was the only one I could find (though I wasn't too sure what I was looking for xD), but I've never heard of those paints!
    It certainly did come out well, though, I'm glad I bought it :)
     
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    Wonderbolt Honorary Pony

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    Those brands are normally used for painting plastic models so should be ideal for pony repaints.
     
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    Starxy New Pony

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    Interesting! I'll definitely keep them in mind, and if I ever come across them, I'll pick them up and try them out! :D
     
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    Starxy New Pony

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    Nightmare Rarity has been completed!

    I've transformed an old Celestia brushable figure into this sparkly Nightmare Rarity :D

    She was a lot of fun to make, and certainly lived up to her name as some parts were an absolute nightmare, but in the end it was totally worth it!

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    I especially love the glitter! :3
     
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    Wonderbolt Honorary Pony

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    Another great job xD really shows how much better a proper sculpted mane and tail looks to the standard brushie mains that look nothing like the characters mane and tail.
     
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    Starxy New Pony

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    Truly!
    I've got old brushables (except my new alicorn Twi) of all the main 6, and I've been entertaining the thought of simply sculpting their manes and tails and removing the brushy parts.
    I much prefer the sculpted manes to the brushable ones , though it is simply personal preference.
    I've seen some beautiful work done with the brushable manes, I just have no skill/patience with them :'D

    P.S. Thank you very much! I'm glad you like her! ^^
     
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