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Another Daring Do WIP by OtakuSquirrel Another Daring Do WIP by OtakuSquirrel
You must all be sick of Daring Do by now, right? No?

Anyway, I've started assembling my Daring Do. I lent my brother my putty, so instead of filling in the gaps on the sleeves like I ought to have done first-- I got impatient and started painting her shirt. Her wings aren't on though-- and I'm not even going to start working on them until her shirt and cutie marks are finished.

Also of note-- she's wearing the first pith helmet cast! Yay!
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... I think you forgot her wings... but I don't think anybody noticed yet...
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's Pegasus leprosy.

(Seriously, you should try reading the description...)
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p3gas1ster Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
this. is gonna be. SO AWESOME!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=) I do try!
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p3gas1ster Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
And you're gonna succeed!
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BlackWidower Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Are you going to give her contacts for the eyes?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmmmm... contacts. That's an idea I hadn't thought of. If by "contacts" one actually means "acrylic paint", than yeah... ;)
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ponycowsquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
OMG! She is coming along great! No not sick of Daring do. Love the side by side comparison.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah, I did that for my benefit to see how the colors were comparing (they're not perfect, but they're close and actually balance out the lack of the outline color a bit)
But I liked how it came out and figured I'd post something. =)
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Ninjah-Sama Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks awesome! I love watching the WIPs to see how it all gets done C:
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ditto! But sometimes I think that I'm spamming too many photos. It's only a small selection of my followers that actually comment, so hopefully most people out there don't mind. =)
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celticfaery Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
We don't mind! I come to your page purposely to see if you have any new pictures! More pictures means more kits for us!
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Darkreana Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I'm not sick of Daring Do.:D I love to see your continuing progress on her!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=) One of these days I'm going to have to try to do a time-lapse of a pony being created. It would be awesome.
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valleyviolet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist
There can never be too much Daring Do! :D
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celticfaery Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She's looking so awesome! And I just happen to have an extra Honeybuzz! Muahaha.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I had my Honeybuzz sitting out and I was considering using her instead... but my Applejack that I used is actually the very first pony that I bought, and I'd been using her as a sculpting base for quite a while-- so I thought that this would be something really nice and special to do with her. =)
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celticfaery Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, that's pretty sweet. :) As for me, a friend bought me Honeybuzz when I already had her, and I was going to return her, but I think she'll make a fine Daring Do instead. ;)
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay Daring Do! =)
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E-man300 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
nice. very accurate may I add
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! =)
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
don't forget to repaint the eyes and I can see the ear sticking through the hat. you may wanna put something over it like a very small piece of flat plastic when you paint it.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, I know. I've already got paints picked out for her eyes-- but they're with my brother since he's still finishing up a couple commissions.

Yeah, I was skirting the tolerance levels of thinness on the sides of her helmet, trying to get it just that bit smaller... The hole is super small-- most of that is just where you can see the color of her ear through the helmet... and it'll be no problem filling in with just a tiny dab of anything really-
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Oak23 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Just saying, looking at the reference pic, Daring Do's ears disappeared into hammer space in that helmet...
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah yes, hammer space... Sometimes I wish it were real. But alas, I'm a guy, so even if it was, I'd never be able to access it.
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Oak23 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Lols if I was you I would just let the wings cover her cutie mark cuz I'm lazy like that.

Are you going to completely repaint her eyes?

Also darn you, I am reaaaaaaaally tempted to make a Daring Do custom if I wasn't drowning in custom WIPs...
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm just going to repaint her irises... Anything more would be crazy! ;)

LOL! You've got so many more customs finished compared to me, I'm dumbfounded and amazed that I beat you to this one!
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Oak23 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Bwaha, well I thought the OC of Sibsy you did had really well done eyes so I figured you'd be brave enough to try completely redo Daring Do's eyes :P

There's A LOT of customs I still wish I could get through though, and Daring Do was pretty low on my list actually. That is until I saw your WIP pics of her haha. I probably would have significantly less customs done if I remained with rehairing ponies rather than seeing your sculpts and realising how much I like sculpted hair :P
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Sure, it's all my fault! ;)

I see all your sculpted hair ponies and start grumbling to myself-- "Arrrr! If he can get all those done, why am I still working on the same sculpt for the 5th week straight!"

As for her eyes-- I know some people like them to be repainted to be a bit more show accurate... but I still want the toys to be recognizable as the toys that they are. Wild Fire, because she was a full-body repaint-- needed to have her eyes repainted. I also painted the eyes on the holiday swap Rainbow Dash I made because I've gotten a lot of feedback from people that they like the idea of intense eyes on Rainbow Dash... so it's really more of a personal preference that I'm keeping her eyes close to stock.
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Oak23 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yep, it sure is! :P

To be fair, your sculpted hair pieces are intended to produce multiple copies for multiple people to utilize and I can definitely see you trying to perfect it as much as possible before sending the resin pieces to others. I just sculpt it, spend about an hour refining it then paint it, letting it sit on my shelf. If I was sculpting intending to sell it, I would definitely take the same amount of time to ensure it's the highest quality possible :) I certainly think your sculpts are on a much higher level of skill and quality than my current work though. It's like I'm the Flim Flam brothers and you're the Apple family :P

Lols that's EXACTLY why I haven't touched any of my factory character ponies eyes because they're the base line of my collection and why a lot of my customs do have their factory eyes. I like the toys in their own right and that extends to the factory paint they have :B
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PrettyKitty Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay more Daring :D

May I ask what sort of putty you use for filling in holes?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Squadron Hobby Putty. It's pretty standard in hobby stores that sell supplies for plastic model airplanes and cars...
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PrettyKitty Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet, thanks. :)
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're an excellent painter!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! I don't really consider myself that too great a painter... at least reserve judgement until after I paint the cutie-marks; if I nail those, you can call me an excellent painter. ;)
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, we'll see, but I'm sure it'll be better than I.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=) You do pretty good work and you know it. Although, in reference to your custom Twinky you're working on... to avoid that texture on the surface, thin down your paints and use multiple coats-- and by multiple, it might take as many as 4 or 5 coats. Doing that keeps things from looking clumpy.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Paint thinner? What brand of Paint thinner works best? Cuz I heard that stuff isn't good for plastic...
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Acrylics are water based... so you just have to use a little water. I try to water it down just enough do it's thinned out, but where the color/[pigment is still pretty consistent.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I did but I mixed 2 different brands, do you think that's where I went wrong?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've used the Apple Barrel paints-- and I haven't had a problem with those... but I'm not familiar with the other brand. So, maybe????
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Sibsy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
pft, you nailed mine. therefore, you are an awesome painter. the end.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Yeah, and I practically had a nervous fit doing it! It took me over an hour to paint those little tiny tires and flames, and my hands were shaking pretty bad by the time I finished. =D
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Sibsy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well it was worth all the shakiness that's for sure. Everyone I've showed it to is in disbelief!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're feeding my ego by saying these things... =)
I'm probably going to become completely intolerable one of these days-- you know, change my dA icon to Hoity Toity or somepony similar. ;)
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Sibsy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
no no no. stay humble and awesome. :)
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