Saturday, 30 June 2012

MLP Fair Prep 2012

It's almost time to head off for the Fair again!  This year it's in Orlando and Roomy and I are driving down again.  Sadly, Roomy has just been forced to retire her old car, Maude.  Maude has made four trips to the Fair with us (Memphis, Rhode Island, Kentucky, and Rhode Island again) but won't be joining us in Florida.  Instead, we'll be travelling in Roomy's new car, Lorna.  Lorna is a good car, but Maude will be missed.

Elfpony and Merle the cat on Maude's dash on the way to Memphis MLP Fair
 It's a long drive for us this year.  Thank goodness for our friends, Sleepwalker, Stormrave, and The Doctor, who are willing to cat/fish/house sit for us while we're gone. We have some excellent friends, some of whom are conveniently located close to our house.

Well the custom Ponies are done, the elements of the display are organized, and I'm on vacation!  What's left to do before the Fair?

Oh.  Right.  The packing.

Packing the ponies is possibly my least favourite part of Fair prep.  Will everything fit in the suitcase?  (No.)  Will everything fit in the car?  (Pony tetris.)  What will the border guards say when we cross?  (You're going where for what?)  Actually, I've had some fantastic border guard moments over the years.  One was very enthusiastic about my customs and held up the line while she looked at them.  Another had the funniest expression when she opened my pony filled suitcase and saw what was inside.

Suitcase filled with Ponies

Well, there are the Ponies packed.  There still seems to be quite a lot of stuff not in the suitcase, but at least everything's grouped together now!  I can relax until we're ready to go, or at least until I remember something else that needs to be done.

Oh crap...


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Ginger Dreams

I'll grant you that this custom may appear a little off season (I'm not going to argue that point, either.)

Ginger Dreams was made of a G4 Applejack with symbols and eyes repainted.  Her hair is DH Gingerbread, Virgin Snow, Cherry Pie, Golden Delicious, and Poison Ivy.

Ginger Dreams will be a part of the raffle I'm holding at the MLP Fair this year.


Sunday, 17 June 2012


It's been awhile since I've done a realistically coloured custom. 

Dreamcatcher is a black and white pinto.  She was made from a white G3 pony, with her black patches covering a multitude of issues.  She has one blue eye, and one brown, as sometimes occurs in pintos.  She also has two dreamcatchers as her symbol.  Her hair is DH Black Magick and Virgin Snow.


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Flower Unicorns Part 2

As promised, here are the rest of the Flower Unicorn series: Morning Glory, Holly, and Lily.


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Flower Unicorns Part 1

Presenting the latest series of customs I've been working on: the Flower Unicorns.

I had decided, quite some time ago, to do a series of unicorns that look more like traditional unicorns rather than MLP unicorns.  To do this, I worked with five McDonalds Happy Meal G3 MLPs.

Since these ponies come with molded tails, and I didn't want to undertake the major revision of cutting the tails off and resculpting the rear and back legs, they do have full tails instead of the traditional "lion's tail" of a traditional unicorn.  They're also missing beards, as I just couldn't get beards to look right on them.

I did add some sculpted elements to their original tails, to make them more individual.  I also added sculpted manes, horns, feathers on their legs, and cloven hooves.  They each also have one type of flower in their hair.  They've each been fully repainted in various shades of white and ivory.  They will all be available for sale at this year's MLP Fair.

Here are some images of Daffodil and Rose.  The other three in the series will be making an appearance next week.