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Topic: My Little 'Zilla - My Little Pony custom  (Read 3612 times)
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« on: January 18, 2013 06:55:05 PM »

I made this a while back for a custom toy show. It is from a white blank My Little Pony. I pulled the mane and tail and used a wire support for the tail. I sculpted directly on the pony using sculpey. A common technique to "baking" the clay on the figures is to boil the entire pony to harden the clay. This worked well. After some light sanding to blend any seems, I airbrushed the base green and did the details by hand. I used acrylic paint.



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During the sculpt process.


In case anyone's interested I included the links to two of my past custom toy projects.

Another Custom My Little Pony
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319222.msg3677424#msg3677424

Custom Hello Kitty
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406467.msg4790920#msg4790920

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013 08:27:33 PM »

This is beautiful!  You did a fantastic job with it, and thanks for the tip on boiling!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013 09:16:27 PM »

Whoa! It looks awesome! I've never heard of boiling to harden clay but it makes sense. Great tip!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013 10:20:16 PM »

Wonderful!
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013 10:38:19 PM »

This boiling thing opens up Entire New Vistas for my plans for altered fashion dolls. Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013 10:54:00 PM »

Lovely little dragon. I particularly like the lifelike eye. And can I too add my  thanks for the tip on boiling.
One question - do you actually chuck it in the boiling water or do you put it in a bag or steam it?
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013 11:34:23 PM »

One question - do you actually chuck it in the boiling water or do you put it in a bag or steam it?

I use tongs to submerge the entire object straight into rapid boiling water. Time varies depending on thickness. I generally use Super Sculpey, but I have cured Primo and and Regular Sculpey as well using the boiling technique.

Here is a general tutorial on how to do them on a custom vinyl toy (Munny)
http://becircle.com/modifying_your_munny_sculpey_modeling_clay

If you google "boiling sculpey tutorial" you should be able to read up on this more.

Everyone does it a bit different depending what type of plastic you are sculpting on to, so there is some trial and error to it.



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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013 02:25:21 AM »

Thank you for the info and the link
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013 02:30:51 AM »

That is AWESOME!
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013 02:21:33 PM »

Awesome, and thanks for sharing, but do you bake it too? I went to the link they said 'let it cure'.
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