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Custom MLP Tutorial 1 by CrowMaiden Custom MLP Tutorial 1 by CrowMaiden
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:
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sampea Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Cool!
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Englandslittlehelper Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stein! Lol power 
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Where? xD
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:iconenglandslittlehelper:
Englandslittlehelper Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In your avatar, poppet! Heehee~ on a different note, have you heard of Hetalia?
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, yes xD And I have heard of Hetalia~
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:iconenglandslittlehelper:
Englandslittlehelper Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's wonderful! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yup xD
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:iconenglandslittlehelper:
Englandslittlehelper Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:officechair: Lol Lol power :caek: cookie chase La :D :SPAZFLAIL: 
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Fluffyeggwhites Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Artist
How do you cut it shallowly I don't understand
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Don't cut right through, just cut deep enough to get the head off.
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:iconzoinkyhooves:
ZoinkyHooves Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
have this pink, cracked G 3.5 pony that my Uncle Marty found under the house while he was rewiring the hot and cold lines. I'll post it later. Can you do a tut on those and how to repair them?
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't have time to do a full tutorial, but if you post a pic, I can give you advice on it.
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:iconzoinkyhooves:
ZoinkyHooves Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's posted
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Best thing you can do is buy some epoxy to fill in the cracks and stuff.
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:iconzoinkyhooves:
ZoinkyHooves Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good Idea.
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^^
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:iconzoinkyhooves:
ZoinkyHooves Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ponies.
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:iconsplashclaws:
splashclaws Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome thank for making a tutorial
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconsplashclaws:
splashclaws Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*u* awesome
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:iconcatsinblack:
CatsInBlack Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
How do you glue the head back on?
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
If you leave the ring intact, you can just put it back on.
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:iconcatsinblack:
CatsInBlack Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
With no gue?
Wow
CAn you do the same thing with G5 ponies/
or g4, i can't remeber exactly
the newest ones
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I've never tried with the newest ones. But if you need glue, a little super glue works wonders.
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:iconjenn1977:
Jenn1977 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Thank you for posting!!!
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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xxEmofoxdemonxx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Thank you sooo much for posting this! I have really gotten into this, and your wonderful tutorial allows be to attempt it! Thank you again!!!!!!!
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! I hope it helps!
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:iconhappybirthdayroboto:
HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I'm a guy and I do the same thing with my Transformers! Good to know the girls are also into kitbashing and customising! :)
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! Have you ever done it with Gundam models? That's pretty fun too!
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:iconhappybirthdayroboto:
HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I do it on the TF models because (not sure how much you know about Transformers) but many characters have the same robot/vehicle mode and have a different colour scheme (because the manufacturers were, well, cheap! So you can make new characters.

I've never done it with Gundam, but the truth is that you could end up making some very fine quality models as Gundam was designed to be put together out of the box and TFs have small parts that need to interlock.

The best part is to build a miniature city for the robots or a little magical castle for the ponies! <3
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CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sounds pretty cool!

The higher grade Gundam models are more of a pain, but they would definitely be easier than TFs.

I don't have the room for that, but I would if I could! ^^
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Disneyfairy Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! This is very handy.
However, one question, is there any type of soap that will wash off the paint on the pony when you prep it?
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Not soap, at least not that I've found.
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hopelessly-obsessed Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010   Digital Artist
wow this helped me alot :D
im still trying to find out about the rerooting the mane and painting the body though o3o
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CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad. ^^

There are some really wonderful re-rooting tutorials here on dA, and even on google. I've never even done it myself. ^^;
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hopelessly-obsessed Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010   Digital Artist
ooh. ill look :dummy:
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
^^
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ilovezsora Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student General Artist
just so you know, there is an easyier mane removal way. when you cut off the head put it in hot water far a little bit. it softens the glue so it easy to pull right out^^
just a little advse, you don't have to follow it
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:iconhappybirthdayroboto:
HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Good suggestion! :)
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:iconcrowmaiden:
CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I've actually tried that, but it hasn't seemed to work. I've found that a woodcarving tool works well to loosen up the glue sometimes. ^^;

Thanks for the tip though. ^^
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