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« on: January 01, 2014 12:14:20 PM »

This is a Slambovian pony, specifically Gandalf Murphy from one of my daughter's favorite bands.  It is my first altered MLP and I really struggled with it, but for a first I think it is ok.
When I took the head off, the inner rubbery ring broke. I tried every glue and trick possible to get the head to stay on. It is like Nearly-Headless-Nick's sidekick at the moment, but my daughter says she has glue that will work on it.
I got a wig for a buck several months ago, knowing I could somehow use it one day. Thus, the hair and tail.
I am a very poor sewer and mechanical designer so I could not figure out how to fashion the clothes without just sewing them right onto the body. It seemed to work anyhow.

Having no money, I could not go out and buy new paint for the body. I went to the dollar store (only place I can afford) and lo and behold there was nail polish in flesh tone. worked great and went on nice and smooth.

I could not for the life of me get the goatee to stay on so I cut a tiny bit of stocking and used that as a buffer. it worked!

The Slambovians have a song where the audience dances around with parasols -some absolutely gigantic - so I had to include one of those!
There is a painting on the band's drum and that is mostly what I used to do this pony.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014 12:43:50 PM »

This is extraordinary! I'd love to see the parasol too! You did a great job capturing the slambovian feel, for sure. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014 02:33:02 PM »

Redid the pics. That is the second time in this post that the pic preview showed all ok, then duped a pic. Dunno.
thanks for the kudos!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014 04:30:57 PM »

Aw, I bet your daughter loves it! Cool work!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014 11:21:38 AM »

Aw, I bet your daughter loves it! Cool work!

You got that right, I do love it!!   Kiss

And for anyone wondering about the inspiration for this pony, here's a picture of the band drum and lead singer:
http://www.nippertown.com/zeblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/GandalfMurphy01.jpg

I think I may have to show him off at the next concert!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014 11:27:10 PM »

It look so cute. You've done a good job.
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