Saturday, 25 March 2017

Random Pony Thoughts About...Twilight Sparkle

One of my army ponies.  Twi has a lot of my favourite elements about MLP.  She's a unicorn, she's magical, her symbol is celestial-based, and she lives surrounded by books.  What's not to like?
That episode was called "Too Many Twilights", right?
Twilight Sparkle (as everyone knows by now) was originally based on G1 Twilight, one of the first magic users in MLP cartoon history.  She's the Princess of Friendship and one of the most powerful magic users in the G4 canon.
Interestingly, unlike the rest of the Mane 6, Twilight Sparkle did not have a G3 version.  The closest G3 version is Twilight Twinkle, a pony who had no significant story line presence, much like Applejack and Fluttershy.
Has anyone else noticed that Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer share basically the same name?  They are extremely similar characters with extremely similar looks too, two sides of the same coin, you could say. Will this become a plot point later on, or is Hasbro just really bad at coming up with original names?  (Don't answer that.)

Elf

Friday, 10 March 2017

My Little Robot

This tiny custom was a recent gift for a friend who collects robots.
She was a G3 Ponyville Pinkie Pie, fully repainted in metallic paint, with joints and gears painted on.

Elf

Friday, 24 February 2017

Constantine

In October, my cousin (while dressed as DC's John Constantine) mentioned that he thought I should make a Constantine pony.  In December, he unwrapped one as a Christmas gift.
Constantine started out as a Fluttershy without wings.  His hair, trenchcoat, shirt, tie, shoes, and cigarette butt were sculpted from apoxy sculpt.  He was then fully repainted and sealed.



I love how the sculpting on him turned out.
Elf

Friday, 10 February 2017

Morning Glory Custom

This pony was a Christmas gift for my mom this year. ❥
Morning Glory was a Scoops, fully repainted a sage green.  She was rehaired in DH Pacific Ocean, Forget-Me-Not, and Brambleberry.

It's been awhile since I've done a realistic flower symbol, and I really like doing them.  I'm thinking there might be a birth flower custom series in my future.

Elf

Friday, 27 January 2017

G1-G4 Ringlets

A tiny little G1 to G4 custom: Ringlets.
Ringlets was a blind bag Fluttershy, with hair, eyes, and wings/symbols repainted and sealed.  She was recently sold.
Elf

Friday, 13 January 2017

2016, A Look Back

2016 was a momentous year in the Geek Cave.  I've FINALLY finished cataloguing and photographing both the G3 and G1 ponies! I'm amazed that I've finally gotten this far on this project.  I've also reorganized most of the room so that it's actually...organized.  How novel.

I had an amazing time at the Fair again this year, although the weekend went by way too quickly.  It was fantastic seeing everyone again, as well as engaging in some pony commerce.
I've added to both my armies this year, too.

At the end of 2016 I finished paying off my debt.  I won't be increasing my pony budget much, but I still plan to treat myself to a special pony to celebrate.

2017, here we come.

Elf

Friday, 30 December 2016

Meanwhile, in the Geek Cave...

The G1s are cleaned, photographed, catalogued, and reorganized.  Huzzah!

Here are a few updated pictures of the G1 shelves.
I've also managed to shift a few things out of the Cave that had been stuck in there for quite a while.  This means there's more space in the Cave for the things that are supposed to be there.
Work on the catalogue continues.  Playsets and pony wear still need to be done on both the G1 and G3 sides.  The G4s are next on the list.

Elf