Thursday, 29 October 2015

Happy Halloween from Ponyville

I`ve been wanting to set up a Halloween display for ages now, but time always seems to get away from me.  Not this year!

Every year the Apple Family throws a Halloween party to celebrate the end of the harvest.  Everypony is invited, and everypony looks forward to dressing up for the occasion.
The Apples have hired Fluttershy to make sure all the best moments of the party are captured on film.  And the party is already hopping.
The dance floor is full.
The (not very mysterious) caterers have outdone themselves this year, with all manner of pies, treats, and anything else you could want for a Halloween party.  Of course, there`s plenty of candy for the baby ponies (and several of the older ponies with a sweet tooth).

Midnight Dream is telling fortunes, reading hooves, and entertaining everypony.
The Princess Costume contest is well underway (Some years it seems like everyone is a princess!)  Sunrise, dressed as Prince Charming, will choose the winner.  It might be his girlfriend, Green Apple.
Applejack is running the bobbing for apples contest, while talking like a pirate.  Pumpkin Tart is up first, but lots of other ponies are waiting for their chance.

The party will be going for quite awhile yet.  Later, after the babies have gone to bed, the bravest ponies will stay up for a classic horror movie marathon.  First on the line-up is The Horse on Haunted Hill.  Good luck getting to sleep tonight, ponies!
Happy Halloween!


Saturday, 17 October 2015

Let's talk Customs!

I'll be joining the cast of MLP Talks this coming Wednesday for an interview on customizing!  We'll be discussing everything from the basics of customizing to some deep questions about how the customizer fits into the wider MLP Collector community.  Please listen in if you can!

 I've also decided to slow down updates on my blog.  This is partially due to my own busy schedule lately, and partially because (as is often the case) I've been working mainly on commissions and gifts lately, which I'm unable to share on the blog until they're delivered.  I will aim to have updates posted approximately every two weeks (with some variation).


Commissions: all 8 finished!
Rehair in progress: 1
Rehair in the queue: 3
Other customs: 2 in progress
Collection pictures uploaded: 0
Collection ponies cleaned: 0

Preparations on new display...pending

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Restoration - BBE Sleepy Pie

I've had this BBE Sleepy Pie in my collection for several years now.  She's in near perfect condition with one exception: her symbols were nearly gone.  I've tried twice to upgrade her, but in both instances the new pony's condition was less than perfect.  Finally, I decided to repaint the symbols on my original Sleepy Pie instead.
There was enough of her original symbol left to use as an outline for the new symbols (in this case, the symbol was not so much faded as it had bled away into the plastic, leaving a pale pink aura around the original paint).  I aimed for a close colour match to the original, although mine is a bit darker.
Both symbols were repainted and sealed.  She seems a much happier pony now.



Commissions: 7 done, 1 to go
Rehair in progress: 1
Rehair in the queue: 3
Other customs: 1 in progress
Collection pictures uploaded: 31
Collection ponies cleaned: 9