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« on: September 10, 2010 03:33:14 PM »

This if my very first pony custom which I originally made for the Steampunk Swap but I had to make a second one to send. I couldn't bear to send off my first one so I made an almost exact duplicate out of the other pony seen in the second picture.

The second pic shows the type of pony I used and the final outcome. At the time I started it was the only pony I had to customize. It is a McDonald's pony from a couple years ago that my mother-in-law gave me.

 The sculpting was done using Super Sculpey and then I painted everything and sealed it with Mod Podge although I think I will use a different sealer next time. Apparently the Mod Podge can get sticky in high humidity.  It was my first time really sculpting with polymer clay. I tried to use air dry clay at first but it just cracked when it dried so I moved on to a oven bake clay. I might try Apoxie Sculpt once I finish off the Super Sculpey since it doesn't need to be baked and works better for small detail.

I used the only hair I had on hand. Some doll hair I had bought to try and use on some dolls I had made but it didn't really work for that.  I have since gotten a bunch of nylon pony hair to make more customs.

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010 03:44:01 PM »

This is awesome!! I love it!!  My first custom MYP is still a WIP lol, someday I'll finish it!

« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010 04:30:07 PM »

This is soo awesome!!! I'm curious however... how do you bake these without the plastic pony itself melting??

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010 05:03:05 PM »

The low temp at which the oven back clay need to bake (Super Sculpey bakes at 275F) doesn't hurt the ponies.  They get a little soft but that's about it.  The harden right back up when they cool.  The actual nylon pony hair is supposed to do alright as well but I ripped the hair out and re-haired after baking so I haven't tried it yet.  Certain hair types will melt though.  Super Sculpey bakes at 275F.

If you use some of the newer bigger ponies you have to remove the magnet and plastic piece that holds it in from the bottom of the hoof because apparently that plastic will melt.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010 05:13:35 PM »

Oh, this is just fabulous.  Lucky swap partner!

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010 05:17:35 PM »

Super awesome!  Your partner is so lucky!

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010 07:01:15 PM »

I would not have realized that this is your first custom pony.  Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010 08:09:08 PM »

I have to say I am super lucky, I absolutely love my pony! I really can't believe that was your first attempt either, there are so many awesome details!

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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010 02:54:56 PM »

she looks so amazing. i love the skirt
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