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Twilight Sparkle: Reading is Magic

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Twilight Sparkle loves to read. And she's just so cute when she's at it! A passion for literature is something I share with this adorkable pony and so the idea for an automaton of her came to me rather easily. I can't say the same about Spike though, he seems hard at work lugging all those books! This is the second piece of my pony automaton series featuring characters from the show My Little Pony. Like the previous one, the characters and base (box) are hand-carved out of Philippine mahogany. The gears and books are made from Nara hardwood with the exception of the book page (that actually turns!) which is made from paper mache. All figures are painted in enamel and topped off with a flat lacquer clear coat. Lying down, Twi measures 3" high and 6" long. However the base is much bigger from before making total dimensions of 6 1/2" high, 9 1/4" long and 4 1/4" wide when Spike's stack of books pop out from the side. The entire piece took me 103.5 hours to make.

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Image size
1600x1200px 1.05 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A490
Shutter Speed
1/202 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
May 21, 2012, 10:40:37 AM
Sensor Size
6mm
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