Posts tagged crafts
Posts tagged crafts
Ok, so this isn’t a custom pony, but this is still a super cute idea! If I did ti myself, I think I would do it a little differently, by putting the image inside the jar, but still.. Adorable!
I’m pimping my own ebay auction today! I’d appreciate it if you were willing to reblog this to help increase the chances of it selling. From now till May, I’m needing to save up all of the money I make from selling ponies, to help cover the expenses of going to a convention. www.fearthecon.com
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Godzilla I finally finished sculpting Godzilla. I’m not sad about how much I charged for him since it was to a family member, but given how much time and effort went into him, I know that I would charge a LOT more for him if I ever did another one.
This is a very simple design, and something I find rather cute. I’d like to try my hand at one of these myself in the future, though I might have to make a couple tweaks.
Wow. When I think of how much work has gone into this thing.. It amazes me!
Since I am working on an Apoxie pony right now, Godzilla, I have to worder how Woosie did his details. I’m beginning to think that investing in a Dremmel … Oh heck, I forget what its called.. But its handheld and it can have a buffer, sander, grinder, blade.. all sorts of stuff on it.. I’m thinking one of those would be great for detail work with the Apoxie.
Maybe I’ll invest in one with money from the next custom I sell.
Long mane and bangs for a hairstyle. I opted to do the bangs to one side rather than the middle of the forehead. Fluttershy style body and heads. I really ought to swap the heads out for a round eyed Pinkie Pie style head next time.
The hair color is too bright, but as I mentioned before, DollyHair.com is out of the “Lemonade” color I would prefer to use. I have tried to email them to find out when they will have more in stock, but no answer yet.
I’m going to make some more of these when I find more pegasi. These were the only two In the bag. I had managed to find them marked down to $3 in a grocery store right after Christmas so I bought a bunch.
To order a Derpy of your own for $40 including shipping* (*In the USA), send an email to SeraphLena@yahoo.com These are both taken, but I’m willing to do more :)
Needing super glue for their heads. I loaned mine out and am not sure when/If it will come back. Also needing hairstyles. That hair is just everywhere! lol
Mab, Winter Queen of Air and Darkness
Mab finished getting her hair styled and touch-ups done. Soon I will be sending her on her way to her new home. I wish I had a working camera to take better pictures of her right now, but these will have to do. These were taken with my iPhone.
Making new ponies is possible because of people who buy my customs, so thank you. Whenever anyone buys a pony, I invest the money into new supplies to offer better ponies and more elaborate designs.
What’s next? Godzilla is coming along nicely now that I got the sandpaper I have been needing for him. Expect to see a finished Harry Dresden and Bob the Skull shortly after Godzilla is done. Harry and Bob probably won’t wind up for sale, but they will likely be a design I would be willing to complete again in the future. If these come out well enough I’m thinking of something special for them. I don’t want to say it here and ruin the surprise. Well, I doubt it would be ruined.. But play it safe, eh?
I have moved on to detail work on Godzilla. Working with apoxie is time consuming and I have such a busy schedule it’s hard to find time. Luckily I have a wonderfully understanding customer who isn’t nagging me or rushing the creation process. I keep him updated on the progress.
I figure I am mostly done. Each time I work on him I have been cutting out spikes for his back and letting them dry. So once I let the details in his face (not pictured) dry, then I will be adding one more layer of apoxie, sculpting his claws and then be done. After he’s dry then I glue on the spikes and paint him up.
The longest part is letting him dry between phases. This is only supposed to take three hours to dry, but it does take longer.
Guess who! Can you guess who this is going to be? Hint: the white paint marks mean nothing. Hint: not a golf ball. Hint: the holes are not done.
Mab, Winter Queen of Air and Darkness
Here we have a completed Mab. Mab is inspired by the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher. She is a sidhe, the Winter Queen to be exact. Mab is known as the queen of air and darkness, so my design features a pony dark as night. Snow blows across her body in delicate twists and turns. Her feet are coated with glittery snow banks. Her mane and tail are rehired with moonlight and daiquiri ice. Her cute mark is a snowflake hand sculpted from apoxie sculpt.
If you are interested in purchasing Mab for $45 plus shipping, please send an email to SeraphLena@yahoo.com
Godzilla: Phase 1
I started on Godzilla a day prior to this picture, and spent time prepping the pony for apoxie. I used a 1st generation So Soft pony, Skippity Doo. I checked eBay first to make sure I wasn’t about to ruin a rare pony. All clear.
I used Goof Off to strip the flocking off of Skippity. He was so old that his head came off with ease. No knife needed. The hair came out with minimal effort. I just scraped the inside of the head a little.
I built a wire base for the tail and put a starting coat of apoxie down on the pony just to get things ready. I will add on to the tail to make it thicker. I wanted to work in steps so that I didnt ruin any details. As you can see, I have some spikes for his back that I have cut out of nearly dry clay. I will glue those on at the end.
I will probably work on getting the basic structure of his face down next, then flesh out the tail, and finally start on details.
Right now he isn’t much to look at. I hope you enjoy watching the transformation process.
Bob The Skull
With Mab finished (except for her hairstyle) I have started work on a commission. In the downtime in the commission, I have started putting Bob together. He is going to go with Harry Dresden as an accessory.
Since Bob has an orange glow for his color, I decided to try and replicate that as best I could. I couldn’t find a steady orange light, but I did find a blinking one.
I plan to anchor the light in the base of the skull with some apoxie, leaving enough room to turn it in and off and change the batteries.
This is why I don’t dye anymore.
1 and 2 show you where the color has faded and warped over the past 4 years.
3 Shows you where the color remained the same.
To dye this pony I used a RIT Dye bath. I boiled water and added RIT. I immersed a pony that was a light purple color, and dyed it to this darker blue. I had washed the pony before hand. I stirred the pot while she soaked. I had the water good and hot. She just warped over the years. I really don’t know why.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a pony like Moonlight Serenade, who doesnt fade much. But then sometimes this happens. This is why I don’t dye anymore. I can, if you really really really want, on a custom, but I advise against it. If you do it and just do a really strong color, then the dye will bleed from the vinyl into the paint used to decorate it.
Dying is a pain.