Introduction: How to Design and Custom a Pony
My Little Ponies that are in bad condition can be picked up at yard sales everywhere, and you can revamp your pony, restore it, or make it into your own special pony. Any little girl would love to have her own Little Pony to care for and cherish.I got a 3D pony design online and I got that pony!
Step 1 : Choose your pony carefully. Ponies that have been drawn on, are going bald, or whose decals have worn off are good custom bait. If your pony is in fair to good condition, check to see that it is not collectible. Certain original My Little Ponies, like Baby Sugarberry, or Grand Champions are worth quite a lot. Others, like the original Applejack or Blossom are very common. Knockoffs or fake ponies are good for relive that pony.
Step 2 :Choose a design and color theme for your pony. If you just want to restore it, touch up the design and eyes with paint.You can use "rainbow" and "mixed nuts"colors from the color chart or black and white(Just like for Michael Jackson pony)
Step 3 : Yes,yes.You give your little "poni" a "sponge not cheese" bath. Take a magic eraser, gather on, rub your poni,and I'm sure that the pony ghost is dispersed...booooo!
Step 4 : To re-hair the pony you will need to remove it's head. The glue will fail with heat and water so soak the pony in hot water. With time and patience the head should come off. Use a blunt blade like a smooth table knife. If this doesn't work try thick sewing thread soaked in acetone to saw at the neck seam. Personally I would never deliberately cut the plastic around the neck area. Older My Little Ponies G1, G2 are easier to work with, newer versions and knockoffs have stronger glue like G3, G4, Fakes silicons and you may have to cut through the white piece(what is that thing???) to get the head off.
Step 5 :Got the hobbies of painting? Pant that pony with Rit dye or Acyric paint.If Acyric stick on your hand,let it dry,then just split it like a banana, but rit dye can't made a "banana" shirt!
Step 6 : Once the head is off you can take the opportunity to scrub the pony outside and in to remove muck and rust if necessary. A vinegar soak can be used to remove rust stains inside the body. Toothpaste is a good cleaner. Bleach can fix stains and damage ponies so you should use another disinfectant such as Savlon in water if necessary to remove mold. To prevent mold in future(Is that a pony mummy?) make sure the pony is bone dry(Not to dry so much or your pony will be a poor little bonifield hot camel!) before putting head back on.
Step 7 : Remove the ponies hair by grabbing the roots with the pliers, and pulling them out through the neck. On newer ponies, you may need to cut the hair off first. If you want to use the pony's original hair, take rubber bands and tie off small pieces. If you have other hair, discard or save the hair for another pony, Dolly Hair, KatSilk® or Saran hair works especially well when you are replacing.This step is a little bit horror so you may have somebody that loves horror movie to do this.NO CLAY HAIR SCOOPED!
Step 8 : Remove the tail with the pliers and set aside the metal ring. If the ring is missing, you can replace it with a fat plastic cable tie which also prevents future rusting. If you want a new design, remove the old one with Grunge Off. It will also remove many stains that your pony may have. If you dye your pony's head, you will need to repaint the white of the pony's eyes.And you need a master artist to paint the eyes!
Step 9 : Take the original or new hair that you will use. Snip thin sections, a millimeter or less thick and several inches long, and tie knots into the ends. Smear a little Modge Podge or craft glue onto the ends and stick to a newspaper to dry. When you have about 100, you are ready. Some ponies take up to 150, so count the pairs of holes and make a few extra.Grow that hair,NOT dress and sew.
Step 10 :Take a piece of thin wire about 6 inches (15.2 cm) long and fold it double.This is your hair threader. Open the holes in the head with the tack or needle, then insert the ends of the wire into the hole from the inside. Pull a strand of hair through the hole with the wire. When the hair reaches the glue knot, it will stay in place. Alternate hair colors every other hole for a mixed look, or every ten holes for a striped look. When all the hair is in, smear glue onto the seams inside the pony's head to hold it in place. Take a chunk of hair for the tail and tie a knot in the middle. Use the wire or thread to pull the tail through the metal ring, and insert the tail into the body.And I think creator of earth is try to return the pony's ghost.
Step 11 : Repaint your pony's eyes. You can add gems to make your own Twinkle Eyes Pony, or give her thick lashes and a realistic iris by take a recycle table mascara and cut it out.FABULOUS!
(THIS IS OPTIONAL AND YOU DON"T HAVE TO DO THIS)Step 12 :Repaint a design on your pony that compliments her new colors. You don't have to restrict yourself to where the old design was, take the design down her legs, all over, or put a smaller version of it on her forehead. Glue your pony's head onto her body after her paint is dry. Let her sit for several days before playing with her. If you want to add other decorations, save the head for last.
Step 13:Let the pony sit on a table lamp until she was born.Now you have a lovely pony! ENJOY!