My Little Custom Pony

Commission a Custom Pony and experience a bit of Equestria at home

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maniahryu:

Memorial tattoo for Charlotte. Done by Matt O’Baugh at Black Cobra Tattoo in Sherwood, Ar.

Matt used the actual paw print I had taken of Charlottes paws in this design. It’s simple and I love it. The tattoo is only minutes old, and as it heals, he says there will be a better gradient between the white and black.

It would have looked better to reverse the black and white, and have black tips, but Charlotte was mostly black, so I needed this color scheme in her memory.

A while back I had a fundraiser for medical bills for Charlotte. It wasn’t determined what was wrong with her at the time. She took a turn for the worse not too long ago, resulting in more vet trips, eventually diagnosing her with lymphoma. She has since then been put to sleep.

I just thought I would share this memorial tattoo I got in her honor. Since you guys supported me during her first bout of vet visits, I figured some of you might like to know what happened to her.

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Anonymous asked: What supplies should i use? Can you give me a list of the brand names? Thanks! :)

While I haven’t had the time to work on anything in almost a year now, these are the brands I have used and enjoyed.

Liquid Fusion - Waterproof urethane glue. Good for sealing reroots or repairing tears to vinyl.

Testors Dullcote - Spray sealant. The current label on this one might look different than pictured in the link.

Testors acrylic paint - Smooth paint that rarely needs thinned, but is hard to find. You can find Testors Model Master Acryl paints, which are very similar, but not quite the same.

Createx airbrush acrylics - another great paint that does not need thinned. These paints cure fully with heat. I have tried blow drying them finished job to try and heat cure the paint, but it doesn’t work well. The paint scratches easily, and should be left to dry a bit longer than average. They need to be sealed very well.

Deco Art, Triple Thick - Highly glossy, durable sealant. A little goes a long way. Do not touch it till it dries 100% solid. If you are doing it thick, apply it as fast as possible, with as little brush strokes as possible, or you run the risk of making it dry cloudy.

Poly Flake glitter - very fine glitter

Loctite Super Glue GEL - for gluing heads back on.

Aves, Apoxie Sculpt - two part air dry sculpting clay.

Mod Podge matte-mat - watered down only, to the consistency of milk. Makes a good brush on sealant,but it is NOT waterproof. Should not be used in humid climates, or applied on humid days. The pony it is used on should not be stored in a humid place. It can become sticky.  That said, I have had no problems with it personally, using it thinned down.

Paashe airbrush - I THINK this is the one I bought, but not sure.

Dremel - Mostly used for cutting needles for rerooting tools, but also has been useful in sanding larger Apoxie Sculpt projects.

Reroot tool - There are no brand names for these. they are most often hand made. I used to make and sell them, but I have not had the time for such things in a long while.

Doll Hair is tricky.. RetroDollsUS.com has the best service I have experienced, however, most of their stock is preorder only. DollyHair.com has a huge selection, but you risk your order being wrong, shorted, over charged, or never sent at all in the worst case. They have horrible customer service. But right now, they have the best in stock selection. I do not personally buy from them directly any longer. Order from them at your own risk.

Those are the main things, off the top of my head. Feel free to ask about something more specific if I haven’t listed it here. I will do my best to answer any and all questions :)

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Anonymous asked: Hi I'm interested in buying some of your decorated ponies. However, I can't seem to find the ones for sale!! Would you be able to link me to a page where you have some up for grabs?! Cheers!

Hi, I am not currently creating any ponies, otherwise I would love to link you some to buy. A good place to look is on eBay, do a search for custom pony. Or check mlparena.com (I think that’s correct) and check the sales forums or customizers forums. A lot of time artists will sell there.

If anyone following this blog has custom ponies for sale, please reblog this post along with details of what you have for sale and where to buy it, so that Anony can find you and check you out!

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maniahryu:

If this uploads right, then this is how I reroot. Some people don’t seem to understand how I can use both the reroot tool and the knot method at the same time, so this is mainly for them. The hair is pretty secure and doesn’t need glue if you are gentle with it. It probably wouldn’t stand up to a kid playing with it though.

From here out, the updates will be long apart. This is the tedious time consuming part of rerooting.

1. Tie hair over your finger, you don’t want to make a comlete knot. Think of it like the first step you take when tying your shoe: over then under ;)

2. Pull the ends even, and taut.

3. Slide the reroot tool under the hair. The groove along the edge of your fingernail works well for this, but I often do it against my skin since I have a bit of a callus built up.

4. Place your fingertip over the tip of the needle so the hair doesnt, fall off.

5. Pull the hair down till the loop tightens around the needle, then hold the hair against the handle.

6. Keeping the hair held against the handle so that the knot doesnt slip off, position the needle against the hole so that the shorter tine of the needle, is pointed away from the neighboring holes. this minimizes the tearing that can happen with the vinyl when you reroot.

7. Push in gently.

8. Let go of the hair where you were holding it against the handle, and remove the tool. Gently pull on the plug of hair, till you feel the knot pull against the vinyl. If the plug comes out due to thinness, just tuck it in again. you don’t have to make a second knot in it. Just be gentle with it and dont pull it tight. You can always do a layer of glue inside if you need to later.

The trick is to make the plugs thick enough for the knot to hold, but not so thick that the hair comes out too thick in the end. Only practice and experience can help with this.

Reblogged this from my personal blog. This is how I reroot both ponies and monster high dolls. Hope it is useful for someone!

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faelinks:

Chainmaille Giveaway!!
I’d decided to host a giveaway. Yay!
1 prize will be awarded: a custom chainmaille piece made by me. (You may selected 2 pairs of earrings, 1 bracelet, or 1 necklace, done in up to 3 colors)
Rules:
Each follower at the end of the giveaway will get one entry.
You do not have to be a follower to win, though I’d love it if you were
Each reblog of this complete post will get one entry
You may have multiple accounts
I will ship overseas, but outside the US you will need to pay for shipping
This giveaway ends on Oct. 31st midnight Eastern time
The winner will be selected randomly, and be sent a message. They will have 24 hours to respond before I select a new winner.
But wait, there’s more!
From now through Nov 30th use the coupon code ‘tumblr’ to receive 15% off your order in my etsy shop.

faelinks:

Chainmaille Giveaway!!

I’d decided to host a giveaway. Yay!

1 prize will be awarded: a custom chainmaille piece made by me. (You may selected 2 pairs of earrings, 1 bracelet, or 1 necklace, done in up to 3 colors)

Rules:

  • Each follower at the end of the giveaway will get one entry.
  • You do not have to be a follower to win, though I’d love it if you were
  • Each reblog of this complete post will get one entry
  • You may have multiple accounts
  • I will ship overseas, but outside the US you will need to pay for shipping
  • This giveaway ends on Oct. 31st midnight Eastern time

The winner will be selected randomly, and be sent a message. They will have 24 hours to respond before I select a new winner.

But wait, there’s more!

From now through Nov 30th use the coupon code ‘tumblr’ to receive 15% off your order in my etsy shop.

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Anonymous asked: you mentioned that you sell some of your creations on ebay. what is your seller ID? i want to add you to my favorite sellers. (if it's listed somewhere, i apologize. i have not seen it mentioned anywhere.)

On eBay I am MylittleCustomPony but it has been a while since I have listed anything. I’m 6 months through my training period of my new job, with six months left to go. After six more months I should have time to start creating again.

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[UPDATED] Idly Searching For:

by ~Seraph-Lena

I am ACTIVELY searching for art for a new tattoo. I am actively hitting people up to draw it for me.. But if you’re reading this and you think “Man, I could totally draw what she wants!” then by all means, please feel free to drop me a note with some samples of your work, and a price. As of now, I have not found an artist.

Here is what I want:

I want a dragon curled up, sleeping on my shoulder, with it’s head nestled against my neck, like it is snuggling me. I prefer English dragons with some muscle to them. Though, if it’s curled up the muscle might not really show.. I dislike fins on dragons. I am perfectly happy with spikes and horns. I

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Life Update

Just wanted to take a moment and share how things are going. Today I had my first test at work. This was my Call taker test, and I did really great on it. I only missed 3/100 questions! So happy! I had my first review last week, so I have hit my three month mark.

I’m not sure when my next test is, but I imagine it will be in October. Wish me luck as I continue on this career path! So far, I am really enjoying this job. It is very challenging, and very stressful, but I am so proud to be a first responder!

Friendly tip from me to you: Disconnected cell phones can still call 911. They can ONLY call 911. Please don’t yell at the 911 operator to unlock your phone when you try repeatedly to call your friend. And don’t let children play with them. We get WAY too many false calls this way.

Also, look into making a profile at smart911.com If you have a profile there, and you call 911, then your profile will show up on the dispatchers screen when you call IF the city is utilizing smart 911. Right now not too many cities are using this service, but it is growing and it could save lives. Just take a look at it :)

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