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The third of my promised tutorials: how to rehair a pony. This is how I finish a pony that will have hair, specifically using nylon pony hair. There are also rehairing tools you can use, but this way is cheap, easy, and versatile. You can use pretty much anything to hair a pony, but if you'd like to use the stuff I did here (and use on most my ponies), you can buy it from the same place I do here: [link]

If you want a tutorial on a specific aspect of customizing, please ask! I'll be hitting the major points (Bait prep, full body repaint, symbol painting, eye painting, rehairing), but anything else will only be posted if requested. Enjoy!

Bait Prep Tutorial: [link]
Repaint Tutorial: [link]


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Above tutorial and photography belong to S.A. Lancaster aka the-lancastrian
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Second Note: I use acrylic paint for this tutorial and all my ponies.

The second of my promised tutorials: how to do a full body repaint. This is how I take an already prepared pony bait and make it the color I want to work with. Quite honestly I find a full body repaint a bit of a hassle, but since Hasbro only makes certain colors of ponies it is a necessary thing. You can also dye a pony to make it a different color, but I don't know how to do that. Here's a good tutorial for dying if you're interested. [link]

If you want a tutorial on a specific aspect of customizing, please ask! I'll be hitting the major points (Bait prep, full body repaint, symbol painting, eye painting, rehairing), but anything else will only be posted if requested. Enjoy!

Bait Prep Tutorial: [link]


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This is part two of a basic Custom My Little Pony Tutorial!

I do things a little differently, so this may help some people.

This tutorial covers how to re-hair the tail.

Questions are welcome and encouraged! :D

Prepping the bait: [link]
Simple painting:[link]

These tutorials WILL NOT cover how to re-hair the mane, dye the body, or style the hair. You'll need to find someone else for that ^^;

Examples of Ponies made with these steps:
[link]
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This is part one of a basic Custom My Little Pony Tutorial!

I do things a little differently, so this may help some people.

This tutorial covers how to prep a pony for customization, I haven't finished the ones that cover how to start creating.

Questions are welcome and encouraged! :D

I will create and upload one on how to re-hair the tail, paint and sculpt. (these coming later)

Re-hairing of the tail:[link]
Simple painting:[link]

These tutorials WILL NOT cover how to re-hair the mane, dye the body, or style the hair. You'll need to find someone else for that ^^;

Examples of Ponies made with these steps:
[link]
[link]
[link]
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Here is a simple eye tutorial to help you all if you want :D
It would be nice to mention my name if you do end up useing this tutorial for your work and a link back to here would be SWEET! :D
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The first of my promised tutorials: preparing the bait. This is how I take a store bought pony and turn it into a blank canvas, ready for sculpting, painting, or whatever else I plan to do with it. Other tutorials will be posted when I have time, but finishing ponies for the show takes precedent. If you want a tutorial on a specific aspect of customizing, please ask! I'll be hitting the major points (Bait prep, full body repaint, symbol painting, eye painting, rehairing), but anything else will only be posted if requested. Enjoy!


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Finally! Took me a while to finish, but it's done! Here's my tutorial on how to make a custom Celestia like mine :D. It covers from the very start, where I strip Celestia from her plastic mane and tail, to the end with grooming advice. It's a very lengthy process (and a lengthy read!), but I did my best to explain with detail each step. I also included a lot of pictures because I'm pretty sure it will be easier to understand with pictures, sometimes even more than with words hehe ^^. If any of you get to use any of my tips or tricks, or get to the task of making your own Celestia using this tutorial, please credit me and show me what you did! ^^.

Hope this helps everybody and answers your questions about my approach to this project :D.
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The fourth of my MLP customization tutorials: how to paint pony eyes. This really is more of a general guideline/just to get you started tutorial since there are a million different styles to paint a pony eye in and this is just one. The main points about outlining, shading, glare shapes and shape layering will be helpful for most eyes you do with a little tweaking, though.

Bait Prep Tutorial: [link]
Repainting tutorial: [link]
Rehairing Tutorial: [link]

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I decided to create a little drawing tutorial. This is how I usually draw a certain JD. ;)

You find the full-size files of the several steps in my scraps.

Step 1: [link]

Step 2: [link]

Step 3: [link]

Step 4: [link]

Step 5: [link]

Step 6: [link]

Step 7: [link]
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